Movies like The Little Thief

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The Little Thief (1988)
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The Little Thief (1988)
Original name: La petite voleuse
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, coming of age, theft, runaway, fetish, world war two, pregnancy, youth, romance, friends, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, innocence lost, motocross, love triangle, age difference, prison, thief, passion, police, escape, first love, adulterous husband, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two, year 1950, 40s, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, normandy

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Most similar movies to The Little Thief

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about family relations, coming of age, youth, friendship, parents and children, friends and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Thief: An Impudent Girl (1985), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Small Change (1976), You'll Be a Man (2013), Pieces of Me (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Impudent Girl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlotte is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, coming of age, love affair, dysfunctional family, fall in love, parents and children, self discovery, social differences, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
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95%
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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77%
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Small Change (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, single parent, school, teacher, mischievous children, elementary school, family relations, kids in trouble, friends, small town, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
59%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, aging, youth, lifestyle, society, family relations, filmmaking, teenage life, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, introspection, friendship, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, society, hopes, social relations, family life, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, high school, parents and children, teachers and students, rebelliousness, snitch, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, coming of age, hopes, society, romance, unfulfillment, innocence lost, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, unfulfilled love, rebelliousness, teenage life, romance, kids in trouble, parents and children, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, parents and children, buddies, friends, wedding, adolescence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sex, teenage girl, teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, artists and showbiz, teen angst, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Anita and 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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, best friends, hopes, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kisses for Everyone (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three students are sent by their families to Cadiz in 1965, his last chance to pass and become what is expected of them. The appearance of some dancers disrupts their commitments: boys lose the course and girls, their work. But together they learn ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, dancer's life, youth, friendship, pregnancy, medical school, cabaret, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, school ...
Time: 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Good Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, friendship, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, hopes, prank, loss of virginity, bittersweet, death in the family, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, teenager, forbidden love, eccentric family, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unwanted pregnancy, young lovers, self discovery, teenage life, friendship between men, world war two, bowling, abortion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Girls Can't Swim (2000)
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: realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, teenage life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, lesbian teen, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, sex aid, single parent, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
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Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, single parent, hopes, youth, family relations, sport, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, couple relations, love and romance, puberty, crumbling marriage, family problems, teenage life, infidelity, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
Little Brothers (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Talia runs away from home taking her beloved dog with her. When her dog is stolen Talia enlists the help of a gang of boys to help her find her pet.
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gang, suburbs, teenage girl, family relations, urban ghetto, friends, young heroes, youth, society, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cougars Inc. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.
Style: sexy, semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, infidelity, escort, friendship, boarding school, older woman teenage boy relationship, parents and children, teenage love, youth, housewife, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 9K
Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, romance, culture clash, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, dysfunctional couple, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%