Movies like Echo Park, L.A.

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Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
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Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Original name: Quinceañera
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional, realistic, humorous, semi serious, poignant, compassionate, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, culture clash, coming of age, life turned upside down, starting over, teenage life, family disapproval, parents and children, society, gay slur, religion, virginity, family relations, infidelity, reconciliation, eviction, character study, bittersweet, youth, romance, couple relations, love and romance, latinos, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, spain

Most similar movies to Echo Park, L.A.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and melancholic films with plots about family relations, parents and children, bittersweet, coming of age, friendship, youth and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Echo Park, L.A.: Face (2002), Nine Lives (2005), My Family (1995), An American Rhapsody (2001), Laurel Canyon (2002). 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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
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92%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, reunion, couples, society ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, cold war, family relations, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, on the run, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.4
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disorder, rock, estrangement, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 339K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, boy, marital problem, divorce, childhood, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 510
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, love and romance, single parent, crumbling marriage, gender, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, father son relationship, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, island, first sex, rebelliousness, teenage life, isolation, innocence lost, virginity, sexual exploration, commune ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.5
 523
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, human nature, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, romance, youth, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, single parent, family in crisis, addiction, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, teachers and students, friends, family relations, couples, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, parents and children, down on your luck, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Electrick Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, psychological, realistic
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, self discovery, religions or cults, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, nobody believes, skating, lifestyle, parents and children, innocence lost, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: utah, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, teenage life, forbidden love, love affair, couples, love and romance, youth, starting over, human nature, parents and children, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, family problems, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, self fulfillment, working class, youth, culture clash, society, unsupportive parent, family business, overweight, latinos, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, introspection, human nature, parents and children, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, paris france, harvard university, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 128K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 886
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, district attorney, gay, gay slur, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, youth, power relations, parents and children, family problems, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%