Movies like My Son 2006

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My Son (2006)
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My Son (2006)
Original name: Mon fils à Moi
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER baby and will remain HERS for ever, encouraged in her "crusade" by her bovine husband and barely thwarted by the more courageous interventions of Suzanne, Julien's sympathetic big sister.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, teenage boy, psychological abuse, family relations, puberty, dysfunctional family, family problems, suburban life, teenage life, youth, parents and children, mentally unstable, overprotective mother, domineering mother, psychological torture, mother son relationship, suburbs, society, humiliation, teen romance, sister, bossy wife, incest overtones, mother slaps son
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Son: I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009), The Tracey Fragments (2007), Pretend I'm Not Here (2000), Young Girls in Black (2010), Making Plans for Lena (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
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Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Student Eric kills time by spying on his neighbors. Compulsively taking notes on everything within binocular range from his bedroom window, he harasses his neighbors by sending unsigned notes and making their private affairs public. When they ...
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Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, realistic, psychological ...
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Place: france, europe
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Making Plans for Lena (2009)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, rome italy, brittany
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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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.
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Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, favoritism ...
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Place: argentina, latin america
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
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Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Dream and Silence (2012)
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Duration: 120 min.
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Ghost River (2002)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense, realistic
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Lena (2011)
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Genre: Drama
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
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Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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Country: USA
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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