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: 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, touching, serious, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, teenage life, pregnancy, youth, friends, romance, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, innocence lost, love triangle, age difference, fetish, runaway, prison, thief, first love, passion, beach, theft, juvenile delinquent, maid, teenage girl, infidelity, search ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: normandy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, friends and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Little Thief: Face (2002), Cold Water (1994), The Chosen (1981), Me Without You (2001), Swimming (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, friends, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, love and romance, single parent, youth, culture clash, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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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: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, romance, teenage life, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
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89%
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The Chosen (1981)
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, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, teenage life, youth, clergy, family relations, friends, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Me Without You (2001)
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, human nature, family relations, power relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, couple relations, fall in love, twentysomething life, small town, youth, best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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66%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, disgraced, human nature, youth, single parent, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, friendship, love and romance, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, family relations, parents and children, youth, unsupportive parent, intergenerational friendship, inspiration, mentor, coming of age, painter, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Climb (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, human spirit, young heroes, family life, small town life, youth, coming of age, rescue, hopes, adventure, heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, friendship, working class, youth, love triangle, society, human nature, family relations, fall in love, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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62%
Off the Black (2006)
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: high school life, aging, friends, sport team, family relations, friendship, coming of age, high school, reunion, youth, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Two Bits (1995)
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, youth, parents and children, hopes, teenage life, family relations, friends, self discovery, family life, haunted by the past, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Local Boys (2002)
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, disturbing
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, teenage love, family relations, love triangle, vengeance, parents and children, siblings relations, lifestyle, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
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, touching, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, social relations, friends, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, self discovery, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Girlhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, peer pressure, coming of age, against the rules, street gang, society, teenage life, dull life, feminism, innocence lost, friendship between girls ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Little Birds (2011)
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: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, adventure, teenage life, self discovery, rebellion, attempted rape, rebelliousness, leaving home, street kid, bait, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Bay Boy (1984)
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, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, small town, suburban life, crimes, parents and children, witnessing a crime, siblings relations, suburbs, single parent, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Foxes (1980)
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, rough, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, sentimental, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, friendship, coming of age, family relations, friends, human nature, social differences, society, lifestyle, small town, couples, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, rebellion, coming of age, youth, friends, military, soldier, young heroes, state affairs, traitor, british military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1977
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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17 Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Inspired by events that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When Camille (Louise Grinberg) accidentally becomes pregnant, she ...
Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, biting
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, best friends, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, pregnant teenager, group of friends, mother daughter relationship, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, touching, rough, emotional, serious
Plot: family problems, high school, teenage life, family relations, rebellion, family life, high school life, romance, coming of age, youth, teenager, socialism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: pregnancy, clergy, coming of age, social relations, family relations, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, friends, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, hopes, youth, society, urban, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Same-Sex Parents (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A jealous classmate exposes the fact that Olympe has 2 gay parents. Feeling ostracized and humiliated, Olympe lashes out at her closeted mother. Life unravels so that the truth can set them free.
Style: tense, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: high school, sexual relations, gender, best friends, youth, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, couples, gender bending, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, hopes, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, single parent, family problems, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Amazing Women by the Sea (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, Bella, her husband Kajus and their young son, Thomas, spend seemingly endless holidays together. Next year the arrival of new neighbors, Rosa and Gabe and their two daughters, start changing their lives.
Style: sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friends, parents and children, couple relations, gender, feminism, friendship, family relations, couples, swimwear, jazz, adultery, swimming ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, beach house, family relations, parents and children, family problems, parent child relationship, dishonesty, love, father daughter relationship, coming of age, beach, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Summer (2007)
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, rivalry, youth, intrigue, domestic disturbance, lifestyle, village, friends, family relations, social relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, computers and web, political unrest, teenage life, parents and children, state affairs, friends, family relations, terrorism, danger, youth, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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