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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American widow, Hildegarde. Even though his beautiful and pious mother lets his father get away with that, even if his little brother wets the bed. Arturo loves them all. He also loves to play baseball, even though he has to wait until spring. And he also loves the movies ... and Rosa. But she doesn't love him ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, sport, youth, romance, family life, life is a bitch, society, ambition, down on your luck, family in crisis, baseball, clan, child's point of view
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, colorado

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Most similar movies to Wait Until Spring, Bandini

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, coming of age and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Wait Until Spring, Bandini: Long Road Home (1991), Mad Ship (2013), Of Boys and Men (2008), Macondo (2014), Barren Lives (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, labor union, farm, life is a bitch, survival, society, against the odds, down on your luck, family life, workplace situations, farm hand, great depression ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, usa
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, working class, couple relations, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada
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89%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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79%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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76%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, rough
Plot: farm, family relations, injustice, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family life, down on your luck, parents and children, hunger, teacher, poverty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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74%
The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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69%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: society, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, misfit, family relations, couples, social differences, interracial relations, parents and children, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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66%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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61%
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, poverty, family relations, prostitute, family in crisis, lifestyle, life is a bitch, small town, teenage life, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, disorder, church, urban ghetto, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, coming of age, wedding, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, down on your luck, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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56%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, youth, small town, family life, dog, siblings relations, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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53%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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51%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, rich and poor, destiny, down on your luck, alcohol abuse, boarding school life, family problems, family relations, disagreement, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
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51%
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, family problems, family relations, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, small town, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, immigrants, hopes, single parent, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico, brooklyn new york city
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50%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants, single parent, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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49%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, dysfunctional family, teenage life, society, gain trust, family problems, bittersweet, life is a bitch, youth, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: farm, immigrants, family in crisis, innocence lost, self discovery, racism, teenage life, culture clash, discrimination, down on your luck, homecoming, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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47%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, society, hopes, working class, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, estrangement, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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46%
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Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, touching, rough, emotional, serious
Plot: rebellion, family problems, family relations, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, coming of age, family life, high school life, teenager, socialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: contamination, farm, life is a bitch, society, government agency, dishonesty, hopes, child illness, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, social decay, down on your luck, injustice, friends, power relations, family relations, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland
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44%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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43%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family problems, addiction, society, emergency room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, kidnapping, prom, missing child, family problems, life turned upside down, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch, mystery, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%