Movies like Speak Like a Child

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Speak Like a Child (1998)
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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 beauty of the coastline is captured in stunning panoramas, while strong performances by the young cast help to create a lyrical and poignant drama.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, bisexual, coming of age, best friends, pregnancy, friends, romance, couple relations, love triangle, orphan, love and romance, road not taken, haunted by the past, couples, reunion, unfulfillment, gangsters, best friend, bullying, domination, sexual orientation, orphanage, gangster
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Speak Like a Child

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about friends, friendship, love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment and love triangle mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Speak Like a Child: Intruder (1993), Guilty Hearts (2006), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), X, Y and Zee (1972), Just Between Friends (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, tragic hero, couples, friends, unfulfilled love, friendship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, redemption, infidelity, couple relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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72%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, love and romance, desert, twentysomething life, love triangle, bittersweet, haunted by the past, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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71%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, wife husband relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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68%
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Just Between Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, clever, emotional, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, family problems, couples, friends, breakup, crumbling marriage, battle of the sexes, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
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67%
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2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, non-linear, realistic, serious, surreal
Plot: friendship, road not taken, human nature, haunted by the past, college, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, coming of age, best friends, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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66%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, older woman younger man relationship, sexless marriage, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
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63%
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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: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: coming out, coming of age, youth, friends, couples, family relations, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, friendship, friends, best friends, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, love and romance, youth, betrayal, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, love and romance, direction and purpose, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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55%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, immigrants, youth, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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54%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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54%
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A Cartomante (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rita is about to marry a wealthy physician, Dr. Augusto Vilela. One night, Vilela's best friend, Camilo, is brought to the hospital, dying from an overdose. Vilela saves his life and introduces him to his fiancée. Rita and Camilo fall in love ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, couples, romance, sexual relations, couple relations, friends, fortune teller, sex scene, psychiatrist, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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52%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage boy, drugs, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, youth, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, obsession, longing, buddies, romance, lifestyle, college, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, family relations, couples, feminism, friendship, fall in love, society, female friendship, homecoming ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, estrangement, family problems, death in the family, pregnancy, social decay, society, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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46%
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One Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A summer vacation in the 70s. Lalo and Bruno are teenagers doing nothing on days full of nothing. But on a hot and humid afternoon, and without asking for permission, Lisa arrives smashing more than the letargy of the town. Thirty years later Lisa ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, reunion, teenage love, friends, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, sex scene, jealousy, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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45%
 5.9
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, romance, parents and children, couples, life is a bitch, estrangement, love and romance, impossible love, solace, family problems, family life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Like You Know It All (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: lovers reunited, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, haunted by the past, love triangle, friends, forbidden love, filmmaking, film making, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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The New World (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy who worships all things American comes of age in Orleans, where over 14,000 American GIs were stationed.
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: world war two, jazz, youth, lifestyle, best friends, love and romance, soldier, experimenting, couples, family relations, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, unfulfilled love, coming out, best friends, lifestyle, couples, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, couples, family relations, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, society, politics, coming of age, youth, reunion, haunted by the past, young lovers, teenage life, music band, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, youth, best friends, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, small town, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%