Movies like In Your Absence

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In Your Absence (2008)
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In Your Absence
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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, rough, tense, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, countryside, village, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, haunted by the past, masturbation, teenage life, youth, mysterious character, betrayal, village life, life is a bitch, family relations, friends, social relations, boy, man boy relationship, male nudity, sexual exploration, car breakdown, stranger, surrogate father, 13 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Cinema Paradiso
Drama
Italy, France
155 min.
 8.5
Electric Shadows
Drama
China
93 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In Your Absence: Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013), My Brother Tom (2001), Maya (2001), The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009), Circumstance (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
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Duration: 81 min.
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My Brother Tom
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Place: england, europe
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Maya
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
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Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Bog of Beasts
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, social decay, village, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, prostitute, innocence lost, village life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.2
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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    User:   53%
 
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Rebounce
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
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Your Next Life
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Pandora's Box
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Araf/Somewhere in Between
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
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The Colors of the Mountain
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Place: colombia, latin america
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Thursday Till Sunday
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Neon Bible
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Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Mud
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Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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It Felt Like Love
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, obsession, youth, best friends, friendship, wooing, unsupportive friend, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Heat Wave
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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1st Love
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage love, island, teenage life, coming of age, youth, innocence lost, parents and children, family relations, male nudity, masturbation, boy, female objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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Sebbe
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: losing-it hero, social misfits, coming of age, suburbs, introspection, parents and children, teenage boy, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Shun Li and the Poet
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Mom at Sixteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama
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