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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, atmospheric, feel good, serious, realistic, scenic, melancholic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, orphan, coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, starting over, society, school, native american, nature, church, racism, child abuse, deer, education, great depression, child protagonist, little boy, falcon, interracial marriage, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, parents and children and mentor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Education of Little Tree: The Chosen (1981), Little Men (1998), The Way Home (2002), Housekeeping (1987), Snow in August (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, clergy, family relations, friends, interracial relations, parents and children, society, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
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95%
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boarding school, orphan, youth, society, family life, power relations, family relations, school, boarding school life, kids in trouble, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
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84%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, coming of age, village, grandmother grandson relationship, childhood, love, life & death, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, tokyo, new jersey, italy
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68%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, family problems, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: youth, anti semitism, culture clash, coming of age, rabbi, injustice, clergy, gang, racism, haunted by the past, school, friendship ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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55%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, colonialism, interracial relations, coming of age, culture clash, youth, discrimination, imperialism, master and servant, parents and children, society, social differences ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, teenage life, youth, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, friends, family life, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, rabbi, clergy, society, afterlife, youth, religions or cults, friends, family relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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54%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, young heroes, cure, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, new jersey, california
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51%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, partners, buddies, human nature, starting over, odd couple, society, boss and employee, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, love and romance, family life, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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46%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, infidelity, love affair, family relations, friends, human nature, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, life is a bitch, parents and children, self discovery, homecoming, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, eviction, liberal, religions or cults, family relations, youth, haunted by the past, coming of age, family life, mentally challenged, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, leper, doctors and patients, human spirit, self discovery, best friends, society, misfit, against the odds, clergy, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mondo (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Plot: orphan, beach, adoption, society, family relations, friends, village, friendship, social misfits, village life, youth, boy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 399
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, power relations, friends, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, family in crisis, hopes, fall in love, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, youth, music band, family relations, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, grief, dysfunctional family, human nature, master and servant, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: farm, coming of age, innocence lost, family problems, teenage life, youth, culture clash, self discovery, single parent, homecoming, society, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, friends, family relations, teenage life, couples, high school life, lifestyle, society ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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38%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, countryside, village, coming of age, family relations, friends, family problems, youth, elderly, parents and children, siblings relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
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37%
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Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, shooting, sex, small town, family, kids in trouble, family relations, orphan, survival, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, coming of age, family in crisis, graduation, poet, adulthood, lifestyle, family problems, couples, best friends, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, young heroes, summer camp, misfit, society, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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34%
 6.6
 980
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, youth, self discovery, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 242
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, talky, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, native american, small town, teenage life, small town life, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, society, on the road, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, self discovery, americana, boat, generation gap, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, small town, singer, evangelist, youth, family problems, haunted by the past, society, introspection, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, single parent, youth, obsession, lifestyle, love and romance, writer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%