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

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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, friendship, friends, parents and children, youth, coming of age and female director mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Butterfly: All Together (2011), You'll Be a Man (2013), Pieces of Me (2012), The Girl from Paris (2001), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014). 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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, couple relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, bittersweet, female nudity, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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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: nanny, parents and children, family relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, friends, father son relationship, adult child friendship, mental illness, abused child, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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63%
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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: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, unfulfillment, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: isolation, farm, starting over, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, love and romance, odd couple, elderly, hopes, couple relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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59%
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, family life, parents and children, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, little girl, bittersweet, youth, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, aging, midlife crisis, career change, anxiety, depression, musician, nervous breakdown, retiring, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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52%
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Lou! (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a creative and dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives alone with her mother in an orange building with tons of little balconies that give access to the roof. Mina has been her best friend since kindergarten, and Lou has been in love with Tristan, one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, single parent, fall in love, neighbor, friendship, couples, best friends, strong female presence, singleness, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, coming of age, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, life is a bitch, adoption, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, aging, golden years, introspection, night watchman, disappearance, past, love, homecoming, elderly, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Louder Than Bombs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: family relations, youth, love and romance, romance, friendship, friends, dealing with death, twentysomething life, parents and children, death, sex, provincial life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, couples, love and romance, youth, island, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 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, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, human nature, high school life, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, parents and children, dark humor, siblings relations, friends, urban, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, alcohol abuse, family relations, vacation, single parent, redemption, hopes, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, strong female presence, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, pimp, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wild Chicks and Life (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The main protagonists are four – later five – girls: Sprotte (Charlotte), who is the spunky yet friendly main narrator, her best friend Frieda, a level-headed girl who is a member of Terre des hommes, shy and bespectacled Trude, who is unsure ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, school, siblings relations, youth, friendship, flirting, friends, grownups, group of friends, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, child's point of view, obsessive quest, young heroes, disorder, family relations, escapades, youth, parents and children, fish out of water, first love, overweight child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Teen's Confessions (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four sisters work together to raise rent money after learning they have to move to another neighborhood in this coming-of-age drama based on the series.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, family relations, coming of age, youth, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, loss of virginity, teenage life, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, support group, family relations, parents and children, social differences, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, single mother, female protagonist, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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32%
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Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, family relations, friends, adventure, youth, family, escapades, young heroes, parents and children, mountain, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, unemployment, human nature, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, siblings relations, courtroom drama, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, life turned upside down, lottery, helicopter, actress, corpse, meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teenager, drug dealer, brother brother relationship, teenage life, youth, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, rebelliousness, rebellion, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, self discovery, aging, dancer's life, elderly, golden years, widow, dancing, friends, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
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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: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, strong female lead, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, self discovery, countryside, aging, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sous le figuier (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nathalie, Christophe and Joëlle are in the midst of an existential crisis. Brought together by Selma, 95 and seriously ill, they will spend a memorable summer on the banks of the Moselle. How ironic that the one whom they had intended to help to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, countryside, life is a bitch, friends, hopes, family relations, introspection, friendship, bittersweet, aging, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pets, dog, rescue, friendship, adventure, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, train travel, little girl, animal life, ritual ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, scotland, england, scottish highlands, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%