Movies like The Little Thief

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The Little Thief
Original name: La petite voleuse
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 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, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
Plot: innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, romance, teenage life, coming of age, youth, pregnancy, family relations, friends, fetish, age difference, runaway, love triangle, uncle niece relationship, search, teen angst, theft, teenage girl, swimsuit, reformatory, seaside, recruit, tomboy, french soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: normandy
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Cinema Paradiso
Drama
Italy, France
155 min.
 8.5
Central Station
Drama
Brazil, France
113 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, friends and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Thief: Cold Water (1994), Me Without You (2001), My Uncle Antoine (1971), The Dream Catcher (1999), Foxes (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cold Water
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, coming of age, clinic, romance, mental institution, on the run, human nature, rebelliousness, parents and children, unfulfilled love, boarding school life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
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Me Without You
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, unlikely friendships, human nature, relationships, adolescence, women, coming-of-age, runaway, childhood, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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    User:   96%
 
My Uncle Antoine
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, village, small town, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, innocence lost, christmas, self discovery, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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System:   86%
    User:   97%
 
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The Dream Catcher
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: on the road, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, americana ...
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Foxes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, drug abuse, addiction, self discovery, adolescence, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, parents and children, childhood, teenagers ...
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The Buffalo Boy
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
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Local Boys
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: best friends, romance, single parent, young lovers, surfing, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, gang ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   80%
 
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   73%
    User:   87%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   71%
    User:   76%
 
Electric Shadows
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, single parent, hospital, self discovery, village, friendship, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   79%
 
What Girls Learn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: innocence lost, romance, teenage love, family gatherings, countryside, family in crisis, teenage life, terminal illness, single mother, wedding, teenage girl, menstruation ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
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Small Change
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, touching, feel good ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, youth, child abuse, school, teacher, children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   77%
 
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Two Bits
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, homeless, life & death, mentor, parents and children, coming-of-age, fantasy world, rich and poor, poker, weapons ...
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A Brand New Life
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: orphan, innocence lost, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, adoption, youth, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: asia, korea, seoul
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Off the Black
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: high school, friendship, parents and children, high school life, coming of age, youth, athlete's life, aging, reunion, teenage life, sport team, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   58%
 
Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, self discovery, poverty, loneliness, love, on the road, obsessive quest, letter, road trip, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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System:   63%
    User:   67%
 
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Swimming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, romance, fall in love, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
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The Bay Boy
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, small town, single parent, innocence lost, suburbs, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, small town life, suburban life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: canada
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    User:   52%
 
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Little Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
The Last Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, friendship, village, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, domestic disturbance, intrigue, parents and children, summer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
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The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, father son relationship, religion, jews, judaism, unlikely friendships, jewish, childhood, interracial relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, israel, usa, california
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System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: school, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
Electrick Children
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, religions or cults, youth, track down, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, society, family relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, family life, innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, social differences, down on your luck, working class, politics, friends, society, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
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The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, violence, innocence lost, morality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
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System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
A River Runs Through It
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, fish, wilderness, self discovery, tragedy, brothers, beautiful scenery, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, lake or river ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
An Impudent Girl
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, prodigy, romance, small town, self discovery, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
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Cinema Paradiso
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, reflective ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, censorship, mentor, childhood, dreams, haunted by the past, village, love, storytelling, small town, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, twentieth century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy, rome italy
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 

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Clara's Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, family, destiny, friendship, catastrophe, culture clash, natural disaster, parents and children, mentor, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, jamaica, usa, san francisco
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System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
Rambling Rose
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, dysfunctional family, sexuality, master and servant, self discovery, romance, teenager, hospital, secrets, small town, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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