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, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, innocence lost, romance, love triangle, age difference, fetish, runaway, prison, thief, first love, beach, theft, juvenile delinquent, maid, teenage girl, infidelity, search, rebellion ...
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, family relations, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, friends and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, family life, friendship, love and romance, coming of age, single parent ...
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, rebelliousness, teenage life, unfulfilled love, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, kids in trouble, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, teenage life, society, youth, friends, family relations, clergy, interracial relations, parents and children ...
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, teachers and students, voyeurism, best friends, youth, family relations, power relations, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, couples, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town life, family life, rescue, terminal illness, small town, youth, heroes, hopes, parents and children, young heroes, child illness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, friendship, love triangle, family relations, working class, human nature, society, youth, fall in love, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: high school life, aging, sport team, friends, family relations, high school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, reunion, friendship, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, family life, haunted by the past, friendship, hopes, parents and children, family relations, friends, teenage life, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, christmas, youth, self discovery, single parent, lifestyle, human nature, society, life is a bitch, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, forbidden love, society, crimes, suburban life, love and romance, witnessing a crime, siblings relations, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, gloomy, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, alcohol abuse, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, small town, best friends, single parent, youth, self discovery, bait, coming of age, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, working class, coming of age, parents and children, youth, self discovery, small town, couples, small town life, teenage life, prodigy, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, young heroes, state affairs, friends, youth, rebellion, military, soldier, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, child, traitor ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, youth, love and romance, destructive relationship, coming of age, teenage life, couples, human nature, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 502
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, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: pregnancy, social misfits, love and romance, coming of age, society, sexual abuse, couples, small town life, teenage life, youth, small town, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 516
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, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, friends, power relations, family relations, social differences, urban, youth, rich and poor, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: high school, gender bending, eccentric family, teenage life, teenage love, couples, family relations, best friends, youth, gender, gays and lesbians, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, feminism, gender, friendship, family relations, friends, parents and children, couple relations, beach, adultery, swimming, swimwear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, buddies, village, youth, intrigue, parents and children, innocence lost, teenage life, social relations, family relations, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, youth, danger, politics, friends, parents and children, computers and web, state affairs, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, hopes, teenage life, human nature, rebellion, rebelliousness, elderly, youth, coming of age, friends, power relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, coming out, youth, best friends, teenage life, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: youth, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, little girl, mother daughter relationship, party, kiss, friendship, father daughter relationship, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: serious, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: coming of age, coming out, friends, youth, best friends, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, love and romance, friendship, family relations, gender, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friends, religions or cults, youth, mysterious character, parents and children, friendship, college, family relations, teenage life, mysterious stranger, airport, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
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, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, human nature, lifestyle, orphan, obsession, couples, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, countryside, village, friendship, summer vacation, teaching the ways of the world, family problems, couple relations, mischievous children, youth, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, isolation, single parent, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, high school, youth, family problems, family life, suburbs, small town life, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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