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The Life of Jesus (1997)
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The Life of Jesus (1997)
Original name: La vie de Jésus
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-something Freddy is becalmed in a podunk French village where the only sign of life is the local amateur brass band and youth aimlessly roaming around the countryside on scooters. He has an intense sexual connection with his girlfriend but has no joy or passion to give her. When she falls for a handsome Arab youth a tragedy unfolds.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial relations, gang, racism, family relations, unemployment, immigrants, aids, epilepsy, erection, youth, friends, life is a bitch, couples, teenage life, society, down on your luck, working class, contests and competitions, coming of age, innocence lost, buddies, dull life, kids in trouble, penetration, alienation ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Life of Jesus: Perfect Love (1996), You Are Not Alone (1978), Full Speed (1996), Head On (1998), The Adventures of Felix (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Perfect Love (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage girl helps investigators reconstruct her mother's (Isabelle Renauld) murder.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: crimes of passion, wedding, disco, murder, couples, romance, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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100%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, lgbt child, first love, family relations, love and romance, lgbt teen, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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100%
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, love triangle, racism, betrayal, youth, couples, friends, teenage love, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, family relations, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, bisexuality, gay interest, couples, repression, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, tokyo
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67%
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The Adventures of Felix (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Félix is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel and is a soap opera enthusiast and HIV-positive. After losing his job, Félix ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, unemployment, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, road trip, estrangement, self discovery, on the road, search for father ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, normandy, marseille, california ...
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49%
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Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, high school life, forbidden love, buddies, society, life is a bitch, young lovers, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
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49%
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Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: castration, battles, murder, soldier, war, military, unfulfilled love, survival, war crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium, flanders, middle east
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47%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: family relations, drug abuse, crimes, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, assassination, factory, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, europe, provence
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46%
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36 fillette (1988)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: lolita, family relations, coming of age, beach, virgin, couples, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, aging, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, parents and children, family life, pregnancy, life is a bitch, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, racism, foreigner, immigrants, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), cleaning lady, german, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany ...
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42%
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To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, infidelity, looking for sex, couples, family problems, society, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, downfall, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, south of france, brittany, frankfurt germany, france ...
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40%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, college life, couples, youth, social differences, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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39%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, escort, family relations, coming of age, down on your luck, parents and children, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
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38%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, gay sex, opera singer, siblings relations, love and romance, sexual promiscuity, gender, childbirth, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, australia ...
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37%
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, gay, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, redemption, vengeance, teenage life, family problems, transsexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
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36%
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His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, smuggling, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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34%
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The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, lifestyle, youth, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, americana, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Moondance (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close relationship between two fun-loving brothers comes under threat when a beautiful, sensitive girl arrives on the scene. As the younger brother comes of age, the inevitable jealousy, confusion, rivalry and lust place their brotherly love in ...
Style: sexy, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, family relations, betrayal, friendship, bittersweet, loss of virginity, couples, friends, young lovers, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, family relations, pregnancy, forbidden love, refugee, restaurant, romance, dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, psychological, meditative, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, human nature, introspection, chaos, secret, lie, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, normandy
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33%
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, family relations, couples, young heroes, opposites attract, life is a bitch, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
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32%
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Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, lifestyle, social decay, dangerous attraction, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Brother the Devil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: gay, gang, family relations, life is a bitch, gang war, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, father son relationship, friendship, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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31%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, americana, interracial relations, racial segregation, social differences, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
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31%
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, teenage life, teenage love, self discovery, school, romance, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, paris france, kenya, africa, uganda
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31%
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Una Noche (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: twins, hopes, buddies, on the run, teenage life, nurse, brother sister relationship, homosexual, machismo, husband wife relationship, friendship, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, caribbean, miami, havana cuba
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30%
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Bad Company (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: reggae, family relations, friendship, prostitute, couples, teenage life, small town, fall in love, high school, wooing, high school life, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, jamaica
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30%