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The Middle of the World (2003)
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The Middle of the World (2003)
Original name: O Caminho das Nuvens
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. A family of seven journeys 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, the story explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge with the courage to pursue dreams.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, road movie, realistic, gloomy
Plot: on the road, family relations, hopes, unemployment, teenage life, youth, injustice, life is a bitch, family problems, working class, romance, couple relations, parents and children, family life, innocence lost, family drama, coming of age, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, urban ghetto life, society, optimism, escapades, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, love and romance, coming of age and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Middle of the World: Casa Grande (2014), Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008), The Great Journey (2004), Choco (2012), Summer Games (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Casa Grande (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, unfulfillment, family life, society, social relations, class differences, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, culture clash, youth, golden years, society, hopes, teenage life, human nature, parents and children, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, saudi arabia, europe, yugoslavia, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.8
 271
Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.6
 400
Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family relations, family problems, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, first love, teenage boy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: escort service, prostitution, prostitute, escort, family relations, coming of age, down on your luck, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
 1K
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, introspection, couples, family problems, hopes, mental illness, haunted by the past, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 680
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, drug abuse, rehabilitation, suburbs, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction, kids in trouble, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 833
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 782
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, youth, hopes, injustice, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, last wish, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, death in the family, starting over, coming of age, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 764
Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, youth, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), seduction, sex scene, romance, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 270
Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage life, family life, parents and children, human spirit, rebelliousness, love and romance, youth, romance, hopes, bittersweet, clinic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 65
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, guardian, loss of parent, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: family problems, couples, society, youth, romance, adoption, introspection, family life, hopes, death in the family, anti semitism, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 3K
Futuro Beach (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Donato fails in his attempt to save a drowning man, and meets one of the man's friends. He decides to start his life over, but pieces of his past keep coming after him.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, drowning, love and romance, travel, fall in love, immigrants, gender, society, family relations, brother brother relationship, tragedy, gay love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, brazil, portugal, berlin germany, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.7
 228
The Good Life (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father Yves into hiding ten years ago. But now that they’re older, the two brothers are road-weary and eager to take advantage of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, coming of age, custody, siblings relations, kidnapping, parents and children, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, society, family problems, life turned upside down, love and romance, romance, teenage life, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay athlete, romance, incest, family relations, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, teenage mother, childhood sweetheart, loss of son, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2009
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, family problems, friendship, school, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 528
Free Radicals (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Following the death of Manu (Resetarits) in a car accident, the film relates the interwoven stories of several people who become indirectly connected by the events and aftermath of the crash.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, teenage life, introspection, hopes, love and romance, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, couples, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, africa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, journey, mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, coming of age, family relations, life is a bitch, bittersweet, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 1K
Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family life, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, pregnancy, coming out, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 96
Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Plot: human spirit, interracial relations, tragic love, forbidden love, culture clash, hopes, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, fall in love, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.9
 160
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, countryside, fall in love, teenage life, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 850
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%