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: fetish, friendship, coming of age, theft, runaway, teenage life, world war two, pregnancy, youth, friends, romance, family relations, parents and children, innocence lost, love triangle, age difference, everyday life, prison, thief, first love, police, passion, adulterous husband, motocross, beach ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two, year 1950, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, normandy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about coming of age, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Thief: Bed & Board (1970), An Impudent Girl (1985), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Small Change (1976), You'll Be a Man (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, culture clash, romance, love and romance, couples, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional couple, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france
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95%
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: humorous, gloomy, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: working class, friendship, coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, fall in love, parents and children, society, master and servant, lifestyle, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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89%
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, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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86%
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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: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, children, school, teacher, mischievous children, teenage life, small town, teachers and students, friendship, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, friends, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, father son relationship, adult child friendship, abused child, mental illness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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76%
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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: realistic, touching, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, coming of age, bittersweet, unfulfillment, illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, school, high school, coming of age, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, family relations, friends, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: paris france, france, europe
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65%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, greece ...
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63%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, filmmaking, society, youth, lifestyle, aging, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
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57%
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, italian comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, world war two, introspection, innocence lost, love triangle, friends, idealism, human nature, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, society, teenage life, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, snitch, teachers and students, high school, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, romance, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, parents and children, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, elementary school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Beautiful Person (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teachers and students, forbidden love, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, high school, coming of age, teenage life, high school life, fall in love, gender, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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52%
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, buddies, parents and children, friends, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, new jersey
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47%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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47%
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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47%
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, sexual ...
Plot: looking for love, dancer's life, youth, romance, friendship, medical school, pregnancy, cabaret, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
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46%
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, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, world war two, young lovers, unwanted pregnancy, teenage life, self discovery, friendship between men, abortion, bowling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, realistic, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, teenage life, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, strong female presence, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, sport, youth, single parent, family relations, hopes, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
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43%
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 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, infidelity, puberty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
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42%
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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: teenager, coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, nurse, infidelity, coitus, friendship, obsession, parents and children, forbidden love, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
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41%
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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: sexual, touching, sentimental, sexy, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, prostitute, friendship, death in the family, looking for sex, midlife crisis, teenage love, family relations, couples, friends, bittersweet, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: suburbs, gang, family relations, friends, hip hop, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, teenage life, siblings relations, unemployment, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%