Movies like Ordinary Magic

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Ordinary Magic (1993)
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Ordinary Magic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When his father dies, Jeffrey is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging, a non-violent hunger strike to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski resort.
Plot: coming of age, bereavement, loud sex, teenage girl in swimwear, non violence, hinduism
Place: india, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, single parent and teenager mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Ordinary Magic: Amy George (2011), Mull (1989), Recommendation for Mercy (1975), The Plouffe Family (1981), Where the Spirit Lives (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amy George (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, touching, unusual plot structure
Plot: photographer, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, homosexual, teenage boy, school, alcoholic, male female relationship, peeping tom, high school, artist ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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95%
 6.3
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Mull (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Australian film about a teenage girl who takes responsibility for keeping her "family" together.
Plot: gay brother, coming of age, cancer, loss of mother, precocious child, love triangle, gay interest
Place: australia
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87%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, conscription, canadian, religion, catholic, french canadian
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: native american, boarding school, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Tusk (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An English girl and an Indian elephant, born on the same day, share a common destiny...
Plot: surrealism, elephant, animal human communication, birth, friendship, poacher, dream
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
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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, parents and children, coming of age, society, youth, family, hopes, follow your dream, dangerous animal, teenage life, school, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British-Canadian light romantic comedy film set in a dying Saskatchewan town. Bank branch manager, Pincer Bedier, dreams of reviving the town when one day a beautiful young woman's car breaks down and she becomes stranded until it can be ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 56
Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, independence, high school student, teenager, commune, filmmaking, media, youth, rock band
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.3
 962
Hotel Pacific (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the early 1930s, a young man finds a job as a dishwasher in a hotel and quickly works his way up the ladder. Loosely based on the novel by Henryk Worcell.
Plot: coming of age, hotel, employment, waiter, fired from the job, service, retiring, grownups, quitting a job, dignity, gay, aristocrat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, dealing with death, lifestyle, youth, human nature, innocence lost, teenage life, village, self discovery, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: isolation, bittersweet, family relations, single parent, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, coming of age, youth, overprotective father, home schooling, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 Élise 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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, couples, love and romance, coming of age, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus ...
Plot: teacher, boat, island, mine, extramarital affair, teenage pregnancy, pig
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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School's Out! (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Degrassi kids spend one last summer together.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, college, teenage pregnancy, drunk driving, lifeguard, love affair, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, innocence lost, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, confined, homecoming, genocide, human spirit, haunted by the past, world war two, couples, hospital, against humanity, survival, battles ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 675
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, innocence lost, first sexual experience, love and romance, lifestyle, society, witnessing a crime, family relations, social relations, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 110
Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mother, has lost her self-confidence due to an ...
Plot: coming of age, relocation, female director, sexual assault, marital argument, parents
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Black Mud (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A coming of age story about two orphaned brothers who travel cross country to the Alberta oil sands in search of a new life. Along the way, they learn to depend on one another, but tensions grow as money gets tight. On the brink of giving up, Alex, ...
Plot: global warming, two brothers, job seeking, father son relationship
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, sexual relations, society, apprentice, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
On the Verge of a Fever (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, ON THE VERGE OF A FEVER is about Fanfan, a 15-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself with his streetwise friend Gégé. Having lived a somewhat ...
Plot: prostitute, bathroom, sex on couch, sexual initiation, female nudity, violence, bare breasts, police, poverty, coming of age, girl next door, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s
Place: haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Grown Up Movie Star (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single father, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, gender, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sitting in Limbo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The National Film Board of Canada was one of the guiding forces behind Sitting in Limbo. Fabian Gibbs plays a black Montreal college student forced to leave school when his girlfriend Pat Dillon becomes pregnant. Gibbs resents this interruption in ...
Plot: black, racism, poverty, teenage pregnancy
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
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50%
 5.3
 79
Maramao (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in which a young boy resists the adult world and the inevitable loss of the joys of childhood.
Plot: teenage girl in swimwear, dressing, female nudity, childhood, coming of age, nude swimming, puberty, boy, grownups, clothes, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farm, immigrants, innocence lost, human nature, starting over, homecoming, parents and children, racism, family problems, family relations, discrimination, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
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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: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family, romance, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%