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In Your Absence (2008)
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In Your Absence (2008)
Original name: En tu Ausencia
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and life in general. On a quiet country road just outside of the village, Pablo meets Paco, an oddly calm, well dressed stranger whose car just broke down. Nevertheless, he seems more interested in the boy than fixing his problem.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, tense, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, countryside, masturbation, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, friends, mysterious character, haunted by the past, teenage girl, stranger, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), grownups, youth, family relations, betrayal, village life, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, sexual content, social relations, bittersweet, lgbt, lgbt teen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, teenage life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In Your Absence: The Hanged Man (2008), The Colors of the Mountain (2010), Harmony Lessons (2013), The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009), Being 14 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rape, blackmail, haunted by the past, young lovers, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, teenager, mystery, love, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
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The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, bleak, sentimental, touching, tense ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, social misfits, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, village, vengeance, child murder, boy, teenage boy, humiliation, youth gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, ranch, parents and children, teenage life, youth, gender identity, sister sister relationship, swimming, coming of age, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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55%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, friends, best friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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53%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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53%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, young heroes, teenage boy, teenage girl, down on your luck, siblings relations, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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49%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, reunion, friendship, haunted by the past, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, brazilian, writer's life, countryside, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, family relations, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, lifestyle, rivalry, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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47%
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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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45%
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, family relations, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, lynching, guilt, friends, child witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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43%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, friendship, rebellion, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, rebelliousness, escape from reality, in the woods, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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42%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
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Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
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41%
Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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39%
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39%
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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39%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy
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36%
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
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36%
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
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35%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, teen suicide, estrangement ...
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35%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
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