Movies like The Butterfly

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The Butterfly (2002)
Original name: Le papillon
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An old man who has one interest in life, collecting butterflies, has his life changed by an eight year old girl.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: collector, single parent, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, youth, family relations, friends, golden years, aging, kidnapping, poaching, butterfly collection, moth, hiking, caterpillar, redhead girl, butterfly, summer, flower, nature, forest, rescue, mountain, holiday ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france

Most similar movies to The Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, friends, friendship, parents and children, youth, coming of age and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Butterfly: All Together (2011), You'll Be a Man (2013), The Girl from Paris (2001), In the Courtyard (2014), The Dandelions (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: aging, friendship, golden years, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, heart attack, old age, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nanny, coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, adult child friendship, abused child, father son relationship, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: farm, isolation, odd couple, starting over, village, friendship, hopes, misfit, golden years, village life, fish out of water, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, aging, midlife crisis, retiring, career change, barking dog, death, drugs, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: best friends, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, friends, elementary school, kitchen, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, social differences, society, support group, feminism, racial stereotype, mental illness, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, coming of age, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, family life, family relations, best friends, dull life, unfulfillment, trailer home, bug, animal abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Louder Than Bombs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in a small Polish town, "Louder Than Bombs" tells the coming-of-age story of Marcin, a 21-year-old with a penchant for James Dean and The Smiths. After the death of his father, Marcin must contend with the funeral arrangements while ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: youth, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, friends, romance, dealing with death, twentysomething life, love and romance, family relations, barbecue, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, aids, single parent, parents and children, friends, family relations, siblings relations, adoption, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Memories (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: aging, elderly, family relations, golden years, introspection, parents and children, hopes, past, 23 year old, burial, night watchman, schoolyard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: best friends, dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, teenage love, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, urban, parents and children, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, couples, family relations, disorder, boss and employee, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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I, Cesar (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, young heroes, on the road, obsessive quest, family, coming of age, escapades, youth, friends, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, friendship, on the road, animal life, drugs/alcohol, youth, friends, best friends, obsessive quest, escapades, parent getting married ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, youth, countryside, family relations, coming of age, obsession, parents and children, siblings relations, bourgeoisie, estate, fish, landowner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, child as adult, youth, family relations, single parent, coming of age, drug abuse, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Giants (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, drug dealer, summer, teenager, on the road, coming of age, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, friends, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, school, bar, fish out of water, misfit, youth, family relations, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, small town life, countryside, friends, best friends, small town, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, social relations, lifestyle, revenge ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Castle in Italy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louise meets Nathan, her dreams resurface. It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end and love ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, bourgeoisie, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, love and romance, disintegration, artificial insemination, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: introspection, romance, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, golden years, siblings relations, pregnancy, life turned upside down, elderly, disorder, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Metro Chase (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This family comedy is about, Zack, an 8-year old American boy who is separated from his 18-year old sister, as they arrive in Paris for a family vacation. Seth, and friends track Zack down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, family, friendship, adventure, coming of age, family life, youth, amateur detective, chase, kids in trouble, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ketchup Effect (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager's reputation is destroyed when she falls asleep drunk at a party and some boys take provocative photos of her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage life, coming of age, high school, youth, social relations, friends, innocence lost, friendship, sexual relations, love and romance, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chinese Take-Out (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle after being assaulted by a taxi driver and his henchmen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: collector, friendship, immigrants, friends, odd couple, society, communication problem, loner, chinese, nail, cow, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friends, divorce, friendship, coming of age, middle class, youth, family problems, family relations, best friends, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Love You, You Bastard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A war photographer and absent father, who spends more time taking care of his camera than his four daughters, enjoys a happy life in the Alps with his new girlfriend. But his life is turned upside down the day that his best friend tries to reconcile ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: redemption, estrangement, human nature, introspection, friendship, love triangle, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, love and romance, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family, friendship, parents and children, cross dressing, coming of age, youth, family relations, friends, contests and competitions, eccentric family, sport team, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: elderly, golden years, aging, parents and children, family relations, human nature, nothing goes right, disorder, laughter, old lady, dance, diet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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