Movies like Something in the Air

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Something in the Air (2012)
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Something in the Air (2012)
Original name: Après Mai
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, philosophical, political, sincere, sexy, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, coming of age, teenage life, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, youth, society, working class, counterculture, politics, riot, vandalism, rebelliousness, social relations, political unrest, communist, hippie, protest, high school life, social activist, identity crisis, state affairs, passionate interest, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 60s, year 1971, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence, florence italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about youth, society, coming of age, teenage life, rebellion, rebelliousness and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Something in the Air: Cold Water (1994), Ginger & Rosa (2012), Just Great (1972), Dear Prudence (2010), Being 14 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, kids in trouble, family relations, unfulfilled love, rebelliousness, teenage life, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, realistic, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, political protest, female friendship, teenage life, cold war, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, youth, political unrest, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, strike, empire, female journalist, love, factory, revolution, politics, class society, movie business, working class, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1972
Place: france, paris france, asia, europe, vietnam
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67%
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, woman, motorcycle race, car race, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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50%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, workplace, youth, rebellion, society, teachers and students, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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48%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, political ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, factory, fighting the system, rebellion, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, social differences, rebelliousness, anarchist, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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48%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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46%
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Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, family problems, society, youth, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, friendship, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, politics, state affairs, against the rules, rebelliousness, secret movement, love and romance, follow your dream, double life, mole, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, family relations, political unrest, juvenile delinquency, prodigy, crimes, society, brother brother relationship, criminal, bandit, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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42%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: religious faith, convent, muslim, love, religions or cults, self discovery, youth, hopes, clergy, human nature, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, middle east
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39%
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, intellectual, melancholic, satirical ...
Plot: utopia, anarchist, politics, rebellion, life philosophy, immortality, loneliness, catastrophe, relationships, runaway, metaphysics, mentor ...
Time: future, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france, geneva switzerland, poland, switzerland, europe ...
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38%
 6.4
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, society, incest, teenager, childhood, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, lyon, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, woman, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, faith, dysfunctional family, village, mother daughter relationship, belief in god, teenage love, self discovery, family problems, breakup, clergy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, teenage life, rebelliousness, love and romance, youth, society, discrimination, teenage love, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, year 1975
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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33%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, family relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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32%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: blind character, coming of age, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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32%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, against the odds, social decay, follow your dream, society, social relations, small town, worker, strike, family relations, class struggle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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29%
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, crimes, gang, youth, coming of age, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, social problems, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, hopes, coming of age, siblings relations, rebelliousness, human spirit, reform, exile, warning, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Wholetrain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This feature takes a look at the graffiti movement and young people who populate the niche culture. Following four such artists as they shape the graffiti community through both their art and their interactions, the film tells the story of how the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: graffiti, rebelliousness, gang, vandalism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, nightlife, on the run, crimes, hip hop, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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29%
 6.9
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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29%
 7.5
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The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, melancholic, intellectual, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, education, high school, adolescence, dedicated educator, life philosophy, workplace, social relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, latin america, california, europe ...
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29%
 6.6
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No and Me (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teen drinking, depression, high school, teenage life, social differences, human spirit, youth, gain trust, life is a bitch, society, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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28%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life, friends, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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28%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, self discovery, culture clash, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couples, family problems, infidelity, social differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%