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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: atmospheric, serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, feel good, scenic, melancholic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, friends, starting over, society, youth, family relations, store, falcon, log cabin, grandmother grandson relationship, deer, interracial marriage, nature, racism, dead animal, grandfather grandson relationship, sunrise, whiskey, great depression, grandparent, child protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, parents and children and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Education of Little Tree: The Chosen (1981), Little Men (1998), Snow in August (2001), Mondo (1995), Stolen Summer (2002). 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, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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95%
 6.4
 411
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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boarding school, orphan, family life, school, youth, family relations, boarding school life, kids in trouble, society, power relations, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
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76%
 6.2
 304
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, school, coming of age, society, clergy, gang, vengeance, human spirit, friendship, anti semitism, culture clash, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
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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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Plot: orphan, social misfits, village, friendship, beach, adoption, village life, society, youth, family relations, friends, postman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, french riviera, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, parents and children, suburbs, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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53%
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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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, village, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations, social relations, disorder, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: farm, coming of age, immigrants, single parent, self discovery, culture clash, discrimination, family in crisis, racism, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, village, family, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, coming of age, elderly, family problems, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: coming of age, best friend, friendship, parents and children, countryside, social differences, culture clash, society, youth, family relations, social misfits, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, prank, summer camp, on the road, family, youth, friends, on the run, self discovery, parents and children, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
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The Climb (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, human spirit, adventure, small town, parents and children, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, friends, aging ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Close to Eden (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Soviet Union
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, human nature, social differences, society, family relations, opposites attract, friendship, down on your luck, injustice, hopes, shepherd ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, russia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming of age, social misfits, parents and children, gender, misfit, society, youth, family relations, friendship, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, coming of age, parents and children, transvestism, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, human nature, estrangement, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, misfit, high school, follow your dream, adventure, family, human spirit, ambition, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, colonialism, racism, culture clash, jazz, coming of age, social differences, sexual tension, discrimination, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 704
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 495
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: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage life, gender, youth, couples, best friends, sexual relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, boarding school, friendship, coming of age, young heroes, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, child as adult, down on your luck, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
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37%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, youth, family relations, solitary, unsupportive parent, ends with biographical notes, inspiration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Homecoming (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, child abandonment, grandmother, estrangement, family in crisis, mental illness, abandoned by mother, family life, family relations, siblings relations, homecoming, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: school, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 238
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: serious, sentimental, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, native american, high school, social misfits, on the road, self discovery, interracial relations, small town, society, youth, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: best friends, friendship, terminal illness, aids, coming of age, loss of son, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 406
Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends, mother daughter relationship, teenage sexuality, child abuse, female doctor, gay teenager, underage smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, human nature, working class, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, youth, family, family problems, friends, pets, friendship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, escape from reality, birds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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