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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, talky, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, teenage boy, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, 17 year old, grandmother grandson relationship, divorced parents, gay interest, mother son relationship, youth, teenager, dog, dancing, gay, first love, train, running ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, family problems and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You: Canvas (2006), Absence (2014), The Best Things in the World (2010), Libero (2006), Falling Angels (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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95%
 6.3
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, serious
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, suburban life, estrangement, couples, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Very Serious Person (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jan, an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A, a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil. Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, ambulance, self discovery, filmmaking, gender, elderly, hollywood, teenage life, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, little girl, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bad Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bad Family (Finnish: Paha perhe) is a 2010 Finnish drama/black comedy film written and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä and produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film tells the story of an overly protective and controlling father who suspects incest is ...
Style: sincere, witty, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, brother sister incest, family problems, teenage love, parents and children, disorder, family in crisis, siblings relations, nothing goes right, forbidden love, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, secret life, gay teenager, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, gay interest, domestic violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, betrayal, society, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, baseball, confession, coming of age, youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, youth, family in crisis, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, lifestyle, rise to the top, human spirit, single parent, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, lifestyle, coming of age, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, heist, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, family relations, gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, dying, reconciliation, sick mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, youth, teenage life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, heroin addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male friendship, male bonding, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, human nature, single parent, youth, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 133
Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling Sicilian city becomes a local celebrity to her needy community when word spreads that she just might be able to perform miracles.
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, sincere, biting ...
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, hopes, society, youth, satire, family problems, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, bollywood, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%