Movies like Kes

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Kes (1969)
 7.9
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, cult film, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), falcon, friendship, bird, youth, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, pets, family life, realism, deadend life, birds, bet, society, animal training, step siblings, social relations, picked on, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, london, scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, society, mentor and childhood mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Kes: The Selfish Giant (2013), Is Anybody There? (2008), Cider with Rosie (2015), Sounder (1972), The Railway Children (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: sad, depressing, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, teenage life, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, misfit, realism, uncontrollable, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, elderly, youth, golden years, retirement home life, loneliness, child protagonist, child in peril, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, youth, friendship, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, bicycle, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 3K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, against the odds, racism, interracial relations, school, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, victorian, 1900s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, coming of age, youth, friends, family relations, power relations, friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, down on your luck, society, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, youth, village, teenage life, leadership, friends, social relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 327
Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, teenage life, life is a bitch, wartime life, escapades, forceful separation, family relations, family, friendship, youth, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 208
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 748
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, family relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, parents and children, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 900
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, hopes, young heroes, friends, small town life, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, family problems, parents and children, coming of age, siblings relations, society, human nature, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, bleak, enigmatic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, bigotry, reform school, rebelliousness, society, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 12K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, friends, understanding, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: teenage life, friends, best friends, youth, leukemia, human spirit, life is a bitch, child illness, family, terminal illness, death, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, working class, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, down on your luck, social differences, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: talky, serious, sexual, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, working class, single parent, pregnancy, ship, youth, dysfunctional family, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, cricket the game, teenage life, family life, youth, society, lifestyle, parents and children, sport, school, bittersweet, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dealing with death, pets, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, romance, couples, family relations, society, feminism, friendship, fall in love, female friendship, homecoming, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.6
 1K
The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, coming of age, introspection, childhood, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, hopes, friends, youth, friendship, young girl, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 660
Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, youth, family, eating disorder, school, teenage life, social relations, friendship, bullying, female director, puberty, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 8K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, family relations, canal, neighbor, coming of age, parents and children, urban ghetto life, working class, youth, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, youth, working class, best friend, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, schoolboy, youth, self discovery, social relations, new wave, coming of age, on the road, social differences, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, hopes, obsessive quest, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, youth, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%