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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
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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.
Style: touching, atmospheric, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, youth, in the woods, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, dealing with death, siblings relations, innocence lost, dog, suicidal, death, gun, swimming, wrestling, boat, boy, river, teenage boy, child as main character, threat, friendship between boys, dead child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, friendship, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hide Your Smiling Faces: All the Wilderness (2014), Drunkboat (2010), It Felt Like Love (2013), Of Boys and Men (2008), In Your Absence (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage boy, therapist, boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, undressing, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: social relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, single parent, youth, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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82%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, innocence lost, self discovery, youth, looking for sex, unsupportive friend, best friends, friendship, first sex, wooing, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dealing with death, family problems, family life, youth, family in crisis, coming of age, car accident, courage, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, masturbation, friendship, village, countryside, teenage life, haunted by the past, innocence lost, social relations, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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72%
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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, humorous, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, death in the family, family in crisis, siblings relations, dealing with death, kids in trouble, family relations, youth, teenage life, family problems, sibling relationship, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: youth, forceful separation, life turned upside down, coming of age, rebelliousness, countryside, siblings relations, family relations, friendship, boy, brother brother relationship, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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67%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, stylized ...
Plot: farm, youth, self discovery, hopes, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, cigarette smoking, memory, tobacco, tape recorder, smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, street kid, teenage life, youth, working class, urban ghetto, society, mechanic, siblings relations, life is a bitch, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, christian, social misfits, dealing with death, teenage life, self discovery, youth, social relations, friends, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: island, youth, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, innocence lost, teenager, camping, adultery, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, society, alcohol abuse, environmental health, gain trust, life is a bitch, teachers and students, when the parents are away, family relations, power relations, environmentalism, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 490
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, coming of age, working class, family problems, realism, society, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations, down on your luck, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friends, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, death of father, grieving, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 254
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, serious, touching
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, rising to stardom, love and romance, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, clergy, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, last wish, death in the family, family problems, introspection, dealing with death, family relations, death of mother, coffin, journey, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 274
Admissions (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, human nature, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, mentally challenged, family life, youth, basement, poetry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, self discovery, youth, solitary, friends, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, painter, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, parents and children, golden years, society, misfit, innocence lost, lake or river, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, family problems, child as adult, power relations, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 149
Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: gloomy, touching, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, youth, small town, curses spells and rituals, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family tragedy, loss, love, death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 908
Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: coming of age, family problems, teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, low lives, realism, urban ghetto, self discovery, single parent, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
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: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, friends, family relations, mysterious character, kids in trouble, human nature, working class, school, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friends, urban ghetto, urban, lifestyle, redemption, homeless, city life, urban ghetto life, forceful separation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch, social relations, introspection, coming of age, dysfunctional family, overdose, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, family relations, under the surface, parents separation, family in crisis, off the road, parents and children, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, friends, opposites attract, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
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Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, river, human relationship, lake or river, ex convict, drifter, unfulfillment, boat, wanted man, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%