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33 Postcards (2011)
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33 Postcards (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: China, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional
Plot: orphan, follow your dream, generosity, redemption, odd couple, teenage life, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter estrangement, orphanage, youth, reach out, pretense, once in a lifetime opportunity, make believe, female director, prison, lawyer, motorcycle, beach, singing, interracial relations, deception, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, youth, friendship, teenage life, family relations, society and redemption mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like 33 Postcards: Firelight (2012), Waiting for Happiness (2002), To Write Love on Her Arms (2012), Max & Lenny (2014), Abraxas (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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95%
Waiting for Happiness (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Mauritania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: desert, beach, orphan, isolation, culture clash, teenage life, social relations, solitude, hopes, prostitute, village life, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, north africa
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92%
To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story follows 19-year-old Renee who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a ...
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, depression, life is a bitch, redemption, youth, addiction, hopes, music, childhood flashback, live music, drugs, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Abraxas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, redemption, bittersweet, unfulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, rock, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, misfit, social misfits, win over, youth, society, hopes, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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66%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, escapades, redemption, boy, orphan, journey, crimes, danger, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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61%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Broken Hill (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: prison, rebelliousness, musician's life, ambition, music band, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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58%
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Ripple Effect (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Believing that bad karma is keeping him from realizing his dream, hip clothing designer Amer Atrash (Philippe Caland) attempts to orchestrate salvation -- with unexpected results -- in this indie drama. Pushed to the edge of financial disaster and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, redemption, self discovery, introspection, hopes, crumbling marriage, misfit, disability, haunted by the past, lebanese, fashion, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, teenage life, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, best friends, showbiz, youth, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, friendship, optimism, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, child illness, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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56%
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LUV (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Over the course of one day, a shy 13-year-old forms a bond with his troubled uncle.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, odd couple, orphan, danger, life is a bitch, manhood, boy, youth, urban ghetto life, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
I Won't Come Back (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: orphan, friends, obsessive quest, friendship, teenage life, false accusation, escapades, odd couple, older man younger woman relationship, kids in trouble, on the run, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, kazakhstan, europe, eastern europe
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54%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, coping, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: united states, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, homeless, friendship, lifestyle, hopes, urban ghetto life, redemption, forceful separation, youth, coming of age, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, journalism, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, music school, fish out of water, female protagonist, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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47%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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47%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, family relations, last wish, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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47%
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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, friendship, society, liberation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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44%
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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, hip hop culture, human spirit, once in a lifetime opportunity, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, mount everest, egypt ...
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43%
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Stanley's Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: musician's life, redemption, haunted by the past, golden years, hopes, love and romance, friendship, daydreamer, comeback, singer, jazz, cruise ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
One Day of Betty (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air music festival, Sziget Festival held every summer on one of the Danube islands in Hungary. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, friendship between girls, teenage girl, adulthood, festival, music, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
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41%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, private detective, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, sexual content, graphic violence, who done it, down on your luck, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%