Movies like The Butterfly

If you like "The Butterfly" you are looking for humorous, touching and semi serious movies about / with collector, friendship, youth, family relations, golden years, aging and single parent 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.
The Butterfly (2002)
 7.2
 3K
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, sweet
Plot: collector, friendship, youth, family relations, golden years, aging, single parent, hiking, forest, mother daughter relationship, butterfly, friends, kidnapping, parents and children, coming of age, mountain, nature, summer, holiday, single mother, cafe, poaching, rescue, redhead girl, moth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, semi serious, realistic and humorous films with plots about friends, friendship, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age and mother daughter relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Butterfly: All Together (2011), The Dandelions (2012), The Girl from Paris (2001), Girl in Progress (2012), The Single Moms Club (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 3K
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, couples, family relations, elderly, parents and children, couple relations, golden years, friends, old age, hospital, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: family life, best friends, parents and children, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, coming of age, elementary school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: isolation, farm, misfit, starting over, city life, village life, golden years, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, odd couple, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, youth, family relations, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, social differences, family relations, parents and children, support group, friendship, society, friends, mental illness, racial stereotype, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching
Plot: parents and children, youth, coming of age, nanny, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, friends, adult child friendship, father son relationship, mental illness, abused child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, elderly, midlife crisis, aging, career change, depression, anxiety, nervous breakdown, musician, retiring, friends, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, aids, single parent, supportive parent, adoption, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, hopes, family relations, redemption, single parent, alcohol abuse, vacation, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous
Plot: teenage love, friends, family relations, coming of age, lifestyle, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, single parent, couples, wooing, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: school, friendship, coming of age, high school, teenage love, youth, couples, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, high school life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 1K
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, young heroes, youth, disorder, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, escapades, first love, child's point of view, overweight child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, friendship, youth, best friends, coming of age, society, high school life, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, follow your dream, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: youth, dull life, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, best friends, multiple sclerosis, insect, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 1K
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, love and romance, elderly lovers, human nature, aging, couples, family life, friendship, single parent, babies and infants, teenage life, golden years ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, aging, love and romance, couple relations, writer's life, couples, golden years, poetry, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 2K
Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, elderly, parents and children, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, promise, road trip, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, idaho, california, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 2K
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: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, countryside, aging, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
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, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, racism, hopes, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, ritual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, scotland, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, mischievous children, self discovery, youth, starting over, best friends, family relations, family, parents and children, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, child as adult, family life, single parent, youth, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, pimp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ 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, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, teenage life, friendship, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, society, lifestyle, politics, parents and children, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, drug dealer, self discovery, youth, on the road, family relations, when the parents are away, friends, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All That Glitters (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ely and Lila are like sisters. They know each other since childhood,they share everything and dream of a better life.they live in the same suburb, 10mn from Paris. Today,Ely and Lila dont want to be 10mn away from their life anymore.from small ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, family relations, ambition, best friends, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, friends, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 1K
Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friends, pregnancy, couple relations, best friends, friendship, family relations, life turned upside down, baby, woman, weakness, adoption, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
With Friends Like These (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair color while she's been away. Frederic found himself a girlfriend and plans to move. Kurt and Blonde Kelly live together with their one-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: human nature, friendship, best friends, reunion, youth, friends, homecoming, twentysomething life, snobbism, social relations, skinny dipping, underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, elderly, escapades, adventure, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Bag of Hammers (2011)
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, single parent, criminal, fight, misfit, bully, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, parent getting married, remarry, friends, escapades, obsessive quest, drugs/alcohol, on the road, animal life, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Related movie lists