Movies like If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Original name: Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Style: touching, rough, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison life, teenage love, redemption, forbidden love, confined, family relations, parents and children, hopes, society, unfulfilled love, power relations, bittersweet, hostage situation, prison warden, estranged mother, prison visit, youth, graphic violence, love and romance, escape, unfulfillment, prison, teenager, soccer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe

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Most similar movies to If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about hopes, family relations, parents and children, redemption, youth, society and family problems mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle: Dog Pound (2010), Firelight (2012), Everyday (2012), Faith (2010), Beautiful City (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, juvenile prison, youth, crime, going straight, prison life, deadly, confined, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
 6.7
 552
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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83%
 6.2
 737
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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70%
 6.2
 362
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, rebellion, against the rules, love and romance, youth, society, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, prison, confined, love and romance, crime and punishment, death sentence, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, matchmaking, platonic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
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56%
 6.1
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Loverboy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Sweden, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luca (20) seduces girls then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port of Constanta. Luca falls in love with Veli, one of his potential victims. It's summer down the Danube river, in Harsova. The music is loud, the cars are ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, crimes, lifestyle, small town, womanizer, introspection, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, bittersweet, fall in love, romancing a criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
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50%
 6.6
 277
Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: prison, confined, youth, crimes, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, criminal heroes, love and romance, prison life, romancing a criminal, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 848
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, parents and children, human nature, redemption, human spirit, family relations, new love, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 371
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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44%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3K
Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: youth, starting over, going straight, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, human nature, prison life, introspection, crimes, hopes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 710
King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: redemption, juvenile delinquency, adoption, haunted by the past, going straight, society, youth, human spirit, hopes, teenage love, crimes, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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38%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
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37%
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, transsexual, prison, confined, fish out of water, hopes, gender, violence, misfit, power relations, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, couples, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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33%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, redemption, hopes, family problems, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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31%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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30%
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, death in the family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, bleak
Plot: hidden identity, follow your dream, going straight, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, family problems, crimes, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, parents and children, hopes, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, girl, imaginary friend, sin, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
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29%
Eastern Plays (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, gang, brother brother relationship, addiction, introspection, rebelliousness, redemption, love and romance, life is a bitch, forbidden love, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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28%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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27%
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Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, youth, elderly, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, society, performer's life, family relations, human nature, siblings relations, redemption, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
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27%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, starting over, hopes, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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27%