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A Very Serious Person (2006)
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A Very Serious Person (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jan, an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A, a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil. Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast as a mentor to Gil in having to prepare the sensitive boy for life with his cousins in Florida after his grandmother's death.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, ambulance, self discovery, elderly, filmmaking, gender, teenage life, family relations, hollywood, grandmother grandson relationship, little girl, youth, friends, orphan, gays and lesbians, life & death, friendship, death, summer, swimming, bicycle, summer vacation, dying, beauty salon, grandmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about coming of age, youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, friendship and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like A Very Serious Person: Swimming (2000), Drunkboat (2010), All the Wilderness (2014), Sex and the USA (2008), Just a Dream (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, youth, best friends, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, small town, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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95%
 4.9
 614
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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86%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 313
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, interracial relations, obsession, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, interracial relations, family relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, shaolin, youth, family relations, small town, coming of age, small town life, grieving mother, bruce lee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 159
Boys Life 6 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anthonlogy of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.
Style: realistic, sentimental, anthology, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, teenage love, family relations, youth, gender, coming of age, seduction, addiction, love, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, sexual relations, social misfits, love and romance, best friends, single parent, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 295
Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, parents and children, on the road, family relations, last wish, escapades, golden years, rescue, gambling, cross country, prison, underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 503
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, family relations, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 1K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 305
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, unfulfilled love, coming out, best friends, lifestyle, couples, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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51%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, on the road, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
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49%
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Out of the Woods (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Matt, a self-absorbed young attorney, goes to visit his grandfather - an eccentric recluse who lives in the backwoods without gas, electricity, or phone - to convince him not to give away his estate as he plans to do. But in the end, it is Matt who ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: self discovery, fish out of water, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, wilderness, elderly, golden years, in the woods, grandfather grandson relationship, communication problem, single mother, attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage boy, drugs, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, youth, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 2K
Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5K
Albatross (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, direction and purpose, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children, sexual relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
The Letter Writer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family relations, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, aging, youth, religions or cults, father daughter relationship, friendship, destiny, honesty, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%