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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Sweden, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dissatisfied teen disappears from his small town, leaving friends to wonder about his whereabouts.
Style: offbeat, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, missing person, best friends, youth, on the road, obsession, friends, betrayal, mystery, self discovery, track down, small town life, small town, coming of age, disappearance, lapland, innocence lost, runaway
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, ireland, europe, dublin ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, small town, family relations and small town life mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Disappearance of Finbar: Falkenberg Farewell (2006), In My Father's Den (2004), It Felt Like Love (2013), Ricochet River (2001), Looks and Smiles (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, moving, society, saying goodbye, summer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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In My Father's Den (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, talky ...
Plot: disappearance, homecoming, small town, journalism, small town life, haunted by the past, doubts and hesitations, society, mystery, self discovery, love story, father and daughter ...
Place: new zealand
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80%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, society, best friends, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: unemployment, injustice, power relations, family relations, friendship, social decay, down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: mother son incest, incestuous kiss, friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, teenage life, couples, coming of age, youth, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Speak Like a Child (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, orphan, haunted by the past, road not taken, pregnancy, couple relations, love triangle, reunion, friends, couples, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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62%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, island, parents and children, small town, forbidden love, small town life, fall in love, social differences, social relations, couples, family relations, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, harlem, europe
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62%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, family relations, friendship, youth, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
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Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, amusement park, social misfits, life is a bitch, buddies, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, self discovery, alcohol abuse, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, love, death, coming of age, loss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
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53%
The Other Side of Sleep (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community.
Style: surreal, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, who done it, crimes, amateur detective, insomnia, small town, paranoia, corpse, funeral, sleepwalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, society, life is a bitch, youth, small town, friends, coming of age, distopia, children
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Vigil (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toss lives on a sheep farm with her father in New Zealand. When Toss's father dies in an accident, Ethan, an itinerant hunter, wanders onto the family farm and is given a job by her grandfather. Toss's fairly innocent relationship with ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, sheep, hunter, countryside, dealing with death, family relations, social relations, youth, vengeance, friendship, innocence lost, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
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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, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Truman Capote's semi-autobiographical first novel about coming of age in the Deep South during the 1930s centers on 13-year-old Joel Sansom (David Speck), who reunites with his estranged father at the family's shabby plantation, where he ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, riddles and clues, weakness, family problems, estrangement, under the surface, family relations, estate, society, family in crisis, interracial relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
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47%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, missing person, family relations, mystery, crimes, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, life is a bitch, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
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Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, singleness, suburban life, small town, love affair, love triangle, suburbs, couple relations, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: coming out, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, youth, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Swann (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rose Hindmarsh finds herself at the centre of a controversy when she meets author Sarah Maloney as she investigates the life of Mary Swann, an obscure poet who was brutally murdered in a small town in rural Ontario.
Style: gloomy, touching, offbeat, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: small town, friends, social relations, couples, couple relations, small town life, countryside, murder, friendship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Love of Siam (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, missing person, musician, loss of child, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, best friends, supportive parent, dysfunctional character, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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Mysteries (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the winter of 1891 a stranger arrives in a small coastal town on the Isle of Man. His presence soon disturbs the lives of the local inhabitants, especially the beautiful daughter of the parson.
Style: serious, enigmatic, surprise ending, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, mystery, mysterious character, obsession, social relations, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), coast, rich man, suicide, intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, life is a bitch, parents and children, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, victorian era, year 1900 ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, vacation, mystery, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Parked (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, society, life is a bitch, hopes, drugs/alcohol, homeless, prejudice, musician, loneliness, hometown, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, childhood, friendship, small town, childhood friend, single mother, coming of age, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, childhood friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, virginia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, mysterious character, kids in trouble, family relations, working class, teenage life, human nature, 15 year old, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, small town life, friendship, woman in danger, small town, murder, countryside, heist, couple relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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