Movies like The Butterfly

If you like "The Butterfly" you are looking for touching, semi serious and humorous movies about / with single parent, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, youth, family relations and friends themes of Adventure, Comedy and Drama genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
The Butterfly (2002)
 7.2
 3K
The Butterfly
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: single parent, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, youth, family relations, friends, golden years, aging, kidnapping, collector, poaching, butterfly collection, moth, hiking, caterpillar, redhead girl, butterfly, summer, flower, nature, forest, rescue, mountain, holiday ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
The list contains the best and most popular movies with the same themes ordered by rating. Click "View All" button to show all items.
Gilmore Girls
Comedy, Drama
USA
44 min.
 8.1
Miracle in Cell No. 7
Comedy, Drama
South Korea
127 min.
 8.2
Choose a movie to watch from relevant lists of films. Click "View All" button to show all collections.

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 friends, family relations, friendship, parents and children, youth, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Butterfly: The Girl from Paris (2001), All Together (2011), I, Cesar (2003), Caterina in the Big City (2003), Somers Town (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
The Girl from Paris
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: odd couple, starting over, friendship, village, farm, hopes, misfit, golden years, village life, fish out of water, elderly, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 3K
All Together
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: golden years, aging, friendship, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, old man, old age, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
 1K
I, Cesar
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: best friends, young heroes, on the road, obsessive quest, friendship, family, coming of age, escapades, youth, friends, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   94%
 
Movie in collections
Caterina in the Big City
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: human nature, friendship, parents and children, school, small town, social differences, high school life, urban, teenage life, elementary school, first kiss, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   86%
 
 6.9
 6K
Somers Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: best friends, single parent, social misfits, friendship, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, runaway, social differences, unfulfilled love, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   86%
 
You'll Be a Man
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, mental illness, father son relationship, abused child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   88%
 
In the Courtyard
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, musician, drugs, bicycle, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   73%
 
Movie in collections
Louder Than Bombs
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: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, friends, romance, dealing with death, twentysomething life, youth, love and romance, family relations, panties, banquet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
 7.2
 1K
Stella
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: friendship, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, school, fish out of water, bar, misfit, youth, family relations, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   61%
 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, friendship, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
 6.8
 858
The Dandelions
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: best friends, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, friends, elementary school, typewriter, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
 6.7
 2K
The Giants
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: coming of age, on the road, friendship, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, teenager, summer, drug dealer, friends, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
Girl in Progress
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parent child relationship, single mother, teenage girl, family relations, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
Movie in collections
The Over the Hill Band
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Upon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: r&b, golden years, music band, parents and children, artists and showbiz, elderly, family relations, reunion, girl group, female bonding, old lady, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
 4K
Cherry
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, college, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, love and romance, love triangle, youth, single parent, friendship, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
Nicostratos the Pelican
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family, village, coming of age, youth, island, family relations, dealing with death, human spirit, friendship, teenage love ...
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 6.3
 305
American Chai
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: college, comedy of errors, buddies, immigrants, social misfits, coming of age, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
 5.8
 543
Grown Ups
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: island, treasure hunt, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, single parent, coming of age, librarian, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
Movie in collections
Peppermint Soda
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, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, high school, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
The Kings of Summer
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, high school, wilderness, hospital, adolescence, buddies, coming-of-age, parenthood, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
The Metro Chase
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, young heroes, friendship, adventure, coming of age, family life, youth, amateur detective, chase, kids in trouble, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
Farewell, Home Sweet Home
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: prostitute, cafe, single parent, human nature, friendship, couple relations, restaurant, suburbs, parents and children, social differences, family business, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
 8.1
 82K
Gilmore Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: witty, talky, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, small town, verbal byplay, family, female protagonist, single mother, teenager, looking for love, thirtysomething life, private school, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
Movie in collections
A Bag of Hammers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: buddies, coming of age, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, single parent, family relations, friendship, bully, fight, misfit, waitress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
The Single Moms Club
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, social differences, society, support group, racial stereotype, feminism, female protagonist, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 6.5
 2K
Anita & Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants, racism, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Kept and Dreamless
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: semi serious, emotional, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, child as adult, youth, family relations, single parent, coming of age, pregnancy, drug abuse, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
The Amazing Catfish
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: single parent, friendship, parents and children, friends, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, adoption, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, aids, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 

Choose "a movie to watch" by trailers from related films

Watch trailers from related movies and select your next film!
 6.7
 1K
Kotch
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: bus, elderly lovers, hospital, golden years, single parent, human nature, couple relations, friendship, teenage pregnancy, parents and children, family life, elderly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Girls Can't Swim
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, gays and lesbians, human nature, self discovery, innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, sexual relations, siblings relations, coming of age, teenage love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:

TOP 5 movies for each basic tag

single parent
single parent movies
Blended 2014
6.5
Two and a Half Men 2003
7.1
The Switch 2010
6.1
Mamma Mia! 2008
6.4
Pay It Forward 2000
7.2
View all
friendship
friendship movies
Friends 1994
8.9
The Intouchables 2011
8.5
How to Train Your Dragon 2010
8.1
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
The Bucket List 2007
7.4
View all
parents and children
parents and children movies
Shameless 2011
8.7
The Middle 2009
7.5
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
The Thorn Birds 1983
8.0
Once Upon a Time 2011
7.8
View all
semi serious
semi serious movies
High Security Vacation 2009
6.4
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006
5.4
Winx Club 2004
5.6
Jane the Virgin 2014
7.8
Chuck 2007
8.2
View all
touching
touching movies
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Patch Adams 1998
6.7
Still Alice 2014
7.5
The Fault in Our Stars 2014
7.8
If I Stay 2014
6.8
View all
coming of age
coming of age movies
American Pie 1999
7.0
Brave 2012
7.1
American Beauty 1999
8.4
Try Seventeen 2002
6.1
Lord of the Flies 1990
6.4
View all
youth
youth movies
Blue Mountain State 2010
8.4
Step Up 2: The Streets 2008
6.3
The Hole 2001
6.2
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster 2010
5.2
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger 2018
7.0
View all
family relations
family relations movies
Peaky Blinders 2013
8.8
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
American Dad! 2005
7.4
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
The Middle 2009
7.5
View all