Movies like My American Cousin

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My American Cousin (1985)
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My American Cousin (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a pre-teen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British Columbia in the late 1950s. Sandy's longing to be treated as an adult is roused even further when her older American cousin Butch Walker (John Wildman) comes for a visit. The cast also includes Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee, Babz Chula and Camille Henderson.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, love and romance, family life, fall in love, high school life, high school, single parent, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, innocence lost, eccentric family, social relations, bittersweet, summer, teen romance, female director, teenager, dancing, fight ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, usa, california, british columbia

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Most similar movies to My American Cousin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance and single parent mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like My American Cousin: My Uncle Antoine (1971), Booky's Crush (2009), The Bay Boy (1984), Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, christmas, innocence lost, teenage life, village, self discovery, family life, village life, eccentric family, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, family, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, innocence lost, first sexual experience, forbidden love, homecoming, parents and children, teenage love, suburban life, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage √Člise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, lifestyle, love and romance, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, couples, single parent, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, prodigy, gang, youth, society, immigrants, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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58%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, obsession, family life, teenage life, family relations, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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53%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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50%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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48%
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A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, corporal punishment, single parent, small town, american dream, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, life is a bitch, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, suburbs, coming of age, teenage life, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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43%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, teachers and students, friends, family relations, couples, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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43%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, parents and children, bittersweet, performer's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
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42%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, mechanic, homosexual, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, united states, seattle washington, washington state ...
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42%
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, epic, social
Plot: pony, dangerous animal, working class, family life, school, teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, family ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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40%
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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, single parent, crumbling marriage, gender, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
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39%
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Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, youth, first love, parents and children, family relations, misfit, high school, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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American Boyfriends (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Canadian college student learns about life and love during a trip to her cousin's wedding in California.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous, touching ...
Plot: wedding, vietnam war, couples, friends, chaos and mayhem, friendship, teenage life, culture clash, college, strong sexual content, profanity, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, obsession, interracial relations, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
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33%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, school, coming of age, against the odds, self discovery, siblings relations, working class, homecoming, society, youth, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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32%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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1987 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1987 Ricardo is 17 years old. This summer, Ricardo has a busy schedule: loose his virginity, find a way to get into bars, have a car, spend time with his friends. In order to rapidly make money, Ricardo decides to use his italian inheritance and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, virginity, teenage life, youth, buddies, love and romance, summer job, sexual initiation, loss of virginity, first sexual experience, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, teenage love, parents and children, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: circus, performer's life, desire for fame, dysfunctional family, ambition, self discovery, family problems, eccentric family, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farm, immigrants, racism, society, youth, single parent, life is a bitch, coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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31%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dishonesty, pregnancy, youth, high school, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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30%
Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, teenage life, high school life, social relations, youth, friendship, sexual content, love and romance, escapades, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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29%
Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: touching, emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, family relations, family problems, teenage life, high school, romance, youth, coming of age, family life, high school life, socialism, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%