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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Original name: Sjećaš li se, Dolly Bell?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, cult film
Plot: coming of age, hypnosis, pimp, terminal illness, teenage life, youth, romance, politics, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, society, political unrest, criminal heroes, culture clash, bittersweet, teenage prostitute, boy band, prostitute, female nudity, chess, philosophy, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about love and romance, coming of age, youth, society, romance, bittersweet and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Do You Remember Dolly Bell?: The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984), Steve + Sky (2004), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Cooley High (1975), The Promise (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: fall in love, revolution, family relations, coming of age, romance, love and romance, state affairs, youth, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
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95%
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, circumcision, communism, rehabilitation, youth, womanizer, love and romance, coming of age, society, state affairs, family relations, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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43%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, prostitute, misfit, criminal heroes, pimp, drug dealing, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, fall in love, social differences, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, youth, hopes, society, love and romance, high school life, friends, cadillac, teenage life, student ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, love affair, political unrest, couples, cliche, bittersweet, society, love and romance, unfulfillment, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, looking for love, hopes, teenage love, teenage life, suburban life, lifestyle, love and romance, suburbs, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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38%
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Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, society, reunion, youth, politics, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, haunted by the past, young lovers, music band ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, society, youth, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, family life, immigrants, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Before the Revolution (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: communism, anti capitalism, society, youth, hopes, unfulfillment, rebellion, family relations, idealism, rebelliousness, forbidden love, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Red Cockatoo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, love triangle, infidelity, rebellion, youth, against the rules, lifestyle, couple relations, self discovery, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gregory's Girl (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, friends, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sequoia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man meets a 23-year-old cancer patient on the way to the park and disrupts her plan to commit suicide.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, death wish, bittersweet, family, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, suicide, illness, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, motel, seaside, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Alex Is Lovesick (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This feature is one of the Israeli cinematography milestones. It displays the atmosphere of the late Israeli 50s from the view of young boy Alex, just becoming 13. His mom is the classic "Polish Mother", his school friends are young ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, black market, bar mitzvah, society, youth, love and romance, romance, young heroes, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, urban ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Life is a Miracle (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama, War
Country: Serbia, France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s, Luka is a mild-mannered railway clerk whose life is turned upside down, not just by the outbreak of the war, but when his wife runs off with a local musician. Then Luka's son is conscripted and ...
Style: uplifting, witty, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, fall in love, moral dilemma, love affair, romance, society, unlikely couple, village, civil war, pow, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, serbia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, contemplative, sincere, clever, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, bittersweet, friends, couples, hanging, city life, teenage life, urban, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Black Peter (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work.
Style: biting, contemplative, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, youth, adolescence, parent child relationship, teenage love, parents and children, overbearing, dull life, disgruntled, teenage life, new wave ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, hopes, military, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: childhood, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, social differences, school, hospital, siblings relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, terminal illness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Italian Key (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, young lovers, youth, romance, siblings relations, fish out of water, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sincere, gloomy, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, coming of age, family relations, love affair, teenage life, self discovery, prodigy, love and romance, master and servant, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, sexual content, youth, coming of age, state affairs, society, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, teenage life, friends, social relations, religions or cults, family relations, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sweet Jane (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, drug abuse, teenage life, kids in trouble, overdose, friends, bittersweet, rehabilitation, redemption, unfulfilled love, friendship, hotel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Dogfight (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, vietnam war, love and romance, innocence lost, romance, bittersweet, marines, military life, human nature, inadvertently, couples, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: san francisco, vietnam, california, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Born in 68 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Paris, 1968. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are twenty years old. They're students and they love each other. The May student uprisings radically change their lives. Overtaken by communal utopia, they leave the city with a few friends to set up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: utopia, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, terminal illness, parents and children, idealism, culture clash, fighting the system, society, youth, politics ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france
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26%