Movies like The Wild Child

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The Wild Child (1970)
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The Wild Child (1970)
Original name: L'Enfant sauvage
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century France. Truffaut plays Dr. Jean Itard, the deaf specialist who tries to civilize the boy, teaching him to walk, speak and read; the screenplay was adapted from Itard's writings.
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, enigmatic, talky, cerebral ...
Plot: doctor, punishment, feral child, sign language, studying, reward, tantrum, youth, fighting the system, mentally challenged, society, human nature, feral man, disorder, fish out of water, dedicated educator, power relations, experiment, teacher, new wave, doctors and patients, scientist, boy, education, governess ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, south of france, southern france, new jersey, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and visually appealing films with plots about society, culture clash, suprisingly clever, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Wild Child: The Apple (1998), Little Lion (2012), Poison Friends (2006), Red Beard (1965), Young Girls in Black (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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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, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, introspection, human nature, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, state affairs, fighting the system, youth, society, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: switzerland, paris france, europe, france, geneva switzerland ...
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
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54%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, power relations, friends, college life, college, teachers and students, student life, betrayal, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, poignant ...
Plot: intern, clinic, samurai, doctor, parents and children, doctors and patients, teenage life, hopes, society, heroes, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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52%
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: emotional, contemplative, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, suicide thoughts, friendship, urban, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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51%
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, nervous breakdown, director, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, workplace, workplace situations, extramarital affair, lifestyle, love and romance, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, riviera, french riviera, nice france
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51%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, police officer, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
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50%
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Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, life is a bitch, human nature, protecting from truth, generation gap, parents and children, family problems, loss of child, society, dealing with death, mother daughter relationship, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, russia, usa ...
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50%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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49%
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, elementary school, teachers and students, parents and children, school, mischievous children, misfit, streetwise, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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49%
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Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
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49%
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Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, elementary school, studying, city, money, mayor, mountain, village, classroom, chalk, food ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
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48%
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations, innocence lost, teenage life, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, antwerp ...
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
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Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, homeless, deportation, human nature, social differences, breaking point, alienation, social decay, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, kosovo, europe, france, africa ...
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, passenger, driver, hopes, love and romance, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran iran, california
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46%
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Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, german, promiscuity, world war one, musician, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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46%
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, couples, couple relations, human nature, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, ireland ...
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46%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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45%
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, state affairs, lifestyle, liberal, friends, friendship, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
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45%
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, illness, retreat, psychiatrist, allergy, suburbs, medicine, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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45%
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, fish out of water, teenage life, life is a bitch, buddies, youth, society, disorder, down on your luck, job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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44%
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Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, master servant relationship, maid, fish out of water, social differences, society, master and servant, immigrants, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, africa, europe, south of france ...
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44%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, ruler, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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44%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: provence, countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, romance, love and romance, family secret, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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44%
In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, clever, contemplative
Plot: mayor, pretense, fall in love, self discovery, cons and scams, power of love, love and romance, dishonesty, small time, disorder, deception, bribery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
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44%
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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43%
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, stalking, society, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
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43%
Something in the Air (2012)
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, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, society, counterculture, working class, vandalism, social relations, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence italy ...
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