Movies like Lena

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Lena (2011)
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Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, family problems, physical appearance, teenager, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, obsession, couples, society, love and romance, sexual content, single parent, innocence lost, sex, drugs, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe

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Most similar movies to Lena

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lena: Virgin (2003), Love Like Poison (2010), Future Weather (2012), Reviving Ophelia (2010), Rebounce (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, family problems, breakup, clergy, moral dilemma, religions or cults, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
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100%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family problems, coming of age, family relations, youth, teenage life, obsession, family life, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, kids in trouble, disgraced ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, dysfunctional family, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
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54%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, society, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
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54%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, small town, realism, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, introspection, teenage life, leaving home, youth, small town, family relations, unfulfillment, hopes, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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54%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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53%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: youth, single parent, parents and children, family relations, poverty, society, teenage life, social misfits, elderly, coming of age, river, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, family problems, couples, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, absent father, family relations, coming of age, single parent, youth, teenage life, search for father, friendship, terminal illness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, youth, parents and children, bittersweet, coming of age, island, teenage boy, teenage girl, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, pets, escape from reality, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, unsupportive parent, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, parent child relationship, family problems, immaturity, babies and infants, hopes, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, mother child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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48%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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48%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
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48%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, stylized, bleak, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family problems, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, protecting from truth, urban ghetto, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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47%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, parents and children, fish out of water, boxing, high school life, teenage life, social differences, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Quixote's Island (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium
Story: A workaholic businessman provides well for his son San, but the emotional neglect since his mother died a few years ago grimly affects the shy knave. In San's heroic daydreams, a cool father leads him into modern Quichote exploits, yet even ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, coming of age, drug trade, adventure, crimes, society, friendship, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfilled love, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 2K
Ave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiking, teenage life, coming of age, leaving home, youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, journey, bittersweet, dishonesty, dealing with death, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, youth, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, family problems, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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46%
The Wonder Years (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 13 year old girl who lives with her widowed mother in a town in Korea. Somewhat withdrawn and living in dreams, her main dream is that her real mother is a famous pop singer. Soo-ah falls in with a delinquent schoolgirl, and after a tense argument ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dream, loss, misunderstanding, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, single parent, family problems, hopes, mother, pop star, imagination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%