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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
Original name: Le Premier Jour du reste de ta vie
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, clever, realistic, sincere
Plot: diary, family relations, marriage, family life, couple relations, dysfunctional family, couples, marital problem, siblings relations, family feud, taxi driver, coming of age, teenager, car accident, wine, teenage life, youth, parents and children, virginity, family problems, slacker, living with parents, performance, reconciliation, medical school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 21st century, year 1993 ...
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, coming of age and family life mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The First Day of the Rest of Your Life: Suzanne (2013), Sisters (2009), Pieces of Me (2012), Absence (2014), The Dandelions (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, single parent, coming of age, youth, siblings relations, teenage girl, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: france
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, family problems, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, self discovery, godparent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
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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, coming of age, family life, bittersweet, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, friendship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, siblings relations, uninvited guest, eccentric family, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
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70%
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Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, rebelliousness, death in the family, dealing with death, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, family problems, disorder, couples, family relations, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, teenage life, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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68%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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68%
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The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, family life, rebel, family problems, adolescence, generation gap, society, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, taj mahal, usa, kolkata, india ...
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Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, rome italy, paris france, brittany
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Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, serious ...
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Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, estrangement, couples, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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63%
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
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The Holy Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Amalia is an adolescent girl who is caught in the throes of her emerging sexuality and her deeply held passion for her Catholic faith. These two drives mingle when the visiting Dr. Jano takes advantage of a crowd to get inappropriately close to the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: pedophile, virginity, doctor, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, couple relations, perversion, love and romance, teenage girl, religions or cults ...
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
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58%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, father son relationship, teenage boy, wig, orchestra conductor, playing piano, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, midlife crisis, couple relations, family life, human nature, love and romance, family problems, haunted by the past, innocence lost, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, family problems, single parent, family relations, alcohol abuse, disorder, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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: touching, emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, family problems, family relations, teenage life, high school, coming of age, romance, youth, family life, high school life, teenager, socialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary
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Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicide thoughts, friendship, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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