Movies like Close to Home 2005

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Close to Home (2005)
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Close to Home (2005)
Original name: Karov La Bayit
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar), both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to friendship as they deal with their own emotional issues, the crushes and break-ups in their love lives, as well as the political realities.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, politics, soldier, military life, terrorism, military, women, danger, crimes, teenage life, youth, buddies, coming of age, strong female presence, female director, teenager, female soldier
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about friendship, youth, friends, society, coming of age, teenage life and female director mostly in Drama, Music and Adventure genres. Some movies like Close to Home: Valley (2014), A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), The Little Traitor (2007), Princess (2014), Atomic Age (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
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The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy
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Place: israel, middle east
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, buddies, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, coming out, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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70%
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, friends, best friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
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Place: france
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two outcasts, a suicide bomber and an Israeli girl, fall in love during a desperate weekend in Tel Aviv.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
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One Day of Betty (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, crimes, missing person, track down, chases and races, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological ...
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Place: england
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48%
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Duration: 96 min.
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Israel, France
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sincere, serious, touching, captivating, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, tank ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
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Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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