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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, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, innocence lost, fetish, age difference, runaway, love triangle, parents and children, romance, teenage life, coming of age, youth, pregnancy, family relations, friends, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, family relations, friends, teenage life and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Little Thief: The Chosen (1981), Me Without You (2001), Two Bits (1995), Off the Black (2006), My Sweet Orange Tree (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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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, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, high school, parents and children, high school life, coming of age, youth, athlete's life, aging, reunion, teenage life, sport team, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, young heroes, coming of age, youth, friends, soldier, teaching the ways of the world, military, rebellion, state affairs, child as main character, british military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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56%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, brazilian, youth, countryside, mischievous children, siblings relations, family life, family relations, friends, father son relationship, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, golden years, human nature, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, elderly, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cold Water (1994)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, juvenile delinquency, small town, single parent, suburbs, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, human spirit, adventure, small town, parents and children, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, friends, aging ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, friendship, summer, teenager, village, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, domestic disturbance, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: parents and children, youth, family relations, family life, family problems, broken mirror, little girl, dancing, school, kiss, party, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, destructive relationship, parents and children, hopes, family relations, best friends, performer's life, redemption, friendship, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: adopted son, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adoption, single parent, writer's life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching
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Swimming (2000)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, fall in love, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, friends, feminism, couple relations, parents and children, gender, couples, family relations, jazz, yacht, beach, swimming ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, single father, abandoned by mother, destructive relationship, romance, village, village life, couples, betrayal, human nature, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, movie theatre, kiss, village, filmmaking, generation gap, funeral, first love, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, social differences, urban, summer vacation, religious differences, youth, friends, rich and poor, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, christmas, small town, family life, village, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The New World (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy who worships all things American comes of age in Orleans, where over 14,000 American GIs were stationed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, coming of age, rock, youth, village, friends, best friends, musician's life, soldier, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer vacation, village, countryside, couple relations, tomboy, small town, village life, youth, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, society, politics, terrorism, rebelliousness, parents and children, family life, teenage life, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ 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, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage life, gender, youth, couples, best friends, sexual relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, working class, coming of age, master and servant, prodigy, romance, small town, self discovery, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, best friends, drugs/alcohol, sex, lesson, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, small town, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, school, bar, fish out of water, misfit, youth, family relations, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, self discovery, alcohol, sex, desert, prostitution, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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