Movies like The Butterfly

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The Butterfly (2002)
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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: humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: collector, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, kidnapping, parents and children, aging, single parent, coming of age, golden years, mountain, nature, summer, holiday, single mother, hiking, cafe, butterfly, poaching, rescue, redhead girl, telephone, mother daughter relationship, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, friends, parents and children, friendship, youth, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Butterfly: All Together (2011), You'll Be a Man (2013), The Girl from Paris (2001), The Dandelions (2012), The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007). 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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, golden years, parents and children, couples, couple relations, elderly, friends, family relations, old man, old age, heart attack ...
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, friends, youth, nanny, friendship, coming of age, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, abused child, mental illness, father son relationship, adult child friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: farm, isolation, love and romance, golden years, urban, starting over, odd couple, misfit, couples, disorder, couple relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 924
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: elementary school, youth, friends, family relations, family life, couples, couple relations, parents and children, coming of age, best friends, school teacher, doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, youth, single parent, couples, family problems, wooing, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friends, family relations, support group, friendship, society, social differences, parents and children, female protagonist, racial stereotype, feminism, misandry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 431
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, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: youth, unfulfillment, teenage life, parents and children, family life, dull life, family relations, coming of age, best friends, animal abuse, drunken man, bug ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, aging, elderly, career change, depression, anxiety, nervous breakdown, musician, retiring, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, coming of age, young heroes, escapades, obsessive quest, family, heroes, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Girl in Progress (2012)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, single mother, parent child relationship, teenage girl, couple relations, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 470
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, divorce, family problems, family life, meaningful kiss, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, friendship, couples, best friends, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, remarry, best friends, youth, escapades, obsessive quest, friends, parent getting married, drugs/alcohol, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 566
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Plot: treasure hunt, island, librarian, coming of age, single parent, disorder, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, teenage life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 2K
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, drug dealer, summer, teenager, coming of age, teenage life, friends, family relations, rebelliousness, rebellion, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, pimp, youth, single parent, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, family problems, family life, child as adult, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, love and romance, siblings relations, youth, couples, teenage life, friends, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kotch (1971)
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, couple relations, parents and children, elderly lovers, babies and infants, family life, couples, teenage life, single parent, love and romance, golden years, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, romance, love and romance, twentysomething life, dealing with death, parents and children, coming of age, friends, family relations, friendship, emigration, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, supportive parent, friends, single parent, adoption, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family, contests and competitions, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, youth, friends, sport team, family relations, friendship, coming of age, cross dressing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, friends, kids in trouble, family relations, disorder, family life, friendship, chase, amateur detective, adventure, crimes, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, family relations, countryside, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, obsession, coming of age, pet dog, hot spring, fish, landowner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Over the Hill Band (2009)
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, old lady, girl group, female bonding, overnight success, r&b, family relations, elderly, best friends, friends, music band, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, social misfits, golden years, parents and children, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, elderly lovers, obsessive quest, follow your dream, hollywood, elderly, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, elderly, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, athlete and trainer, unemployment, buddies, self fulfillment, youth, life is a bitch, swimming, ambition, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, humorous
Plot: urban, youth, friends, family relations, friendship, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 754
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hopes, golden years, parents and children, elderly, family relations, introspection, aging, family photograph, drawing, disappearance, sea, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
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: youth, obsession, elementary school, lifestyle, social differences, urban, human nature, society, high school life, hopes, city life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%