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A West Texas Children's Story (2007)
 7.4
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A West Texas Children's Story (2007)
Original name: Have Dreams, Will Travel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, road movie, psychological thriller
Plot: abusive father, on the road, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, leaving home, estrangement, child as adult, young heroes, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, dream come true, psychological trauma, child abuse, alcoholic father, coming of age, lovers, innocence, neglected child, injury, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: texas, baltimore, arkansas, kentucky, virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, hopes, friendship, youth, couples and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like A West Texas Children's Story: Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), Poetic Justice (1993), Safe Harbour (2007), The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, childhood, against the odds, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, street kid, society, street life, true love, journey, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, on the road, couple relations, social misfits, unlikely partners, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.1
 14K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, friendship, self discovery, starting over, romance, gang, urban ghetto life, survival, homecoming, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, diner, on the road, starting over, self discovery, unemployment, widow, singer, waitress, road trip, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.4
 465
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, jealousy, serial killer, embezzlement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, love and romance, looking for love, disability, couples, hopes, romance, small town, quadriplegic, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 242
One Week (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, destiny, couples, haunted by the past, terminal illness, coming out, friendship, rich and poor, society, buddies, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 112
Happy Birthday (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As a common birthday approaches, five very different people are faced with very similar problems. Jim, a gay, overweight telemarketer (for a weight loss program) faces his self esteem issues. Ron, is a minister who preaches about conversion but ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: looking for love, introspection, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, hopes, deportation, sexual relations, gay, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, texas, taipei, pakistan, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, young lovers, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, youth, couples, romance, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 2K
So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, coming of age, university, youth, break-up, breakup, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.9
 118
Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, downfall, on the run, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, estrangement, youth, society, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: contemplative, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, hospital, terminal illness, patient, twins, memory, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 1K
Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, sex scene, love, society, friendship, rivalry, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: love, drug abuse, vengeance, haunted by the past, starting over, addiction, destiny, infidelity, couples, hopes, romance, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, friendship, hiv, gay romance, ex boyfriend, opposites attract, lifestyle, destructive relationship, introspection, couple relations, drug abuse, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Unidentified (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At once gritty and whimsical, The Unidentified follow Estlin, a passionate young journalist scraping by in New York City. As his frustration with his entry-level job at a local newspaper peaks, his disgruntled best friend, Brooke, leaves Brooklyn ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, politics, hopes, society, fall in love, college, love and romance, romance, best friends, love, idealism, breakup ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: new york, ohio, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, custody, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 23K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: destiny, fall in love, policewoman, romance, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mysterious character, starting over, guilt, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, hopes, escapades, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 473
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, youth, teenage life, single parent, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, mysterious character, hopes, romance, youth, small town, rescue, hypnosis, psychiatrist, accidental death, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, teenage love, haunted by the past, love, romance, youth, hopes, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, rescue, disability, family relations, great depression, child abuse, countryside, epilepsy, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 288
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: realistic, contemplative, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, reunion, friends, teenage love, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, sex scene, jealousy, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, mysterious character, youth, child as adult, longing, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%