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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Original name: Ti kniver i hjertet
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, friends, family relations, teenage life, working class, human nature, mysterious character, kids in trouble, teenager, school, death, hospital, vacation, rat, accident, male full rear nudity, piano, father son relationship, manipulation, teenage boy, corpse, sibling relationship, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, friends, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cross My Heart and Hope to Die: The Steamroller and the Violin (1961), Neighborhood (1998), Vegas (2009), Valley (2014), Sebastian (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, teaching the ways of the world, working class, social differences, society, violin, children, movie theatre, violinist ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
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Neighborhood (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, suburbs, contests and competitions, best friends, society, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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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: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, unlikely partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: coming of age, coming out, family relations, couples, friends, best friends, love and romance, gender, youth, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, youth, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: social misfits, love and romance, youth, misfit, lifestyle, prodigy, coming of age, society, power relations, friends, couples, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: surreal, non-linear, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, boarding school, couples, family relations, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, coming of age, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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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, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, strong female presence, life is a bitch, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Last Summer (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: beach, love, coming of age, friendship, friends, summer, seagull, cruelty, teenage love, kids in trouble, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: long island
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
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Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, obsession, couple relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, teenage life ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
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Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
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Our Winning Season (1978)
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
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Time: 60s, 70s
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
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Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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