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Emoticon ;) (2014)
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Original name: Emoticon
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. All of them learn to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, parents and children, couples, teenage life, sexual content, computers and web, power relations, teenager, internet, profanity, drugs/alcohol, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, society, self discovery, couple relations and bittersweet mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Emoticon ;): The Lie (2011), All God's Children Can Dance (2008), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), Mom, Dad and Her (2008), 3 Backyards (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 724
The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, lifestyle, unfulfillment, coming of age, power relations, family relations, lie, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: sexual content, sexual relations, couple relations, single parent, family relations, couples, parents and children, introspection, mother son relationship, existentialism, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: kleptomania, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, family, bittersweet, countryside, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.0
 734
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, unfulfillment, dull life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, human nature, lifestyle, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 575
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, americana, culture clash, love and romance, society, pregnancy, youth, coming of age, hopes, small town, road not taken, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, single parent, elderly, hustler, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 535
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, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.8
 277
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle, married couple, trying to get pregnant, relationships, changing lives, cultural difference, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 745
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, mental disorder, sexual content, infidelity, manipulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 14
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban setting, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 558
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, gangsters, graphic violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, road movie, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, starting over, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 503
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 5K
Nobody Walks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young woman's arrival sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial and deception.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, mumblecore ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, boy, teenage boy, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, coming of age, therapist, mother son relationship, little boy, skater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 542
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, buddies, estrangement, hopes, redemption, friends, bittersweet, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.7
 683
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.6
 797
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, adolescence vs adulthood, society, couples, best friends, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 340
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 1K
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, gender, life is a bitch, investigation, lgbt, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, strong female lead, stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 214
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, escape, romance, love and romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 236
Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, couples, family relations, mentally unstable, society, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, female nudity, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 2K
La Mission (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, family relations, redemption, social differences, coming out, estrangement, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 666
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%