Movies like My Only Sunshine

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My Only Sunshine (2008)
 7.5
 3K
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Original name: Hayat Var
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 of not always lawful ventures. Beyond the motion and romance of the water, Hayat's life is harsh and unrelenting. But Hayat has an instinct for survival. Her capacity for courage, endurance and hope in the face of these trials suggest that there is Life despite the manifold injustices of an unjust world.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, single parent, social misfits, parent child relationship, innocence lost, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family relations, golden years, elderly, misfit, society, lake or river, smuggling, oxygen tank, turk, asthma, illness, poverty, boat, river, grandfather granddaughter relationship, gay father, gay parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey

Most similar movies to My Only Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, society, teenage life and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Only Sunshine: Times and Winds (2006), Pandora's Box (2008), Fly Away (2011), Curling (2010), As God Commands (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, islam, friendship, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, aging, countryside, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 316
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 696
Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: isolation, single parent, social misfits, parents and children, misfit, youth, family relations, coming of age, home schooling, tiger, single father, bowling alley ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, social misfits, innocence lost, parents and children, alcohol abuse, racism, misfit, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: single parent, parents and children, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenager, hitchhiking, father son relationship, wig, beach, teenage boy, orchestra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 623
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, urban, rebelliousness, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, missing child, teenage life, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming of age, social misfits, parents and children, gender, misfit, society, youth, family relations, friendship, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.6
 2K
Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, racism, teenage love, social differences, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, society, youth, parents and children, high school life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 473
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, leaving home, teenage life, dutch, youth, single parent, innocence lost, parents and children, teenage love, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 573
Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterious illness, consigning them to an uncertain fate.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: confined, elderly, island, family problems, family relations, best friends, master and servant, aging, parents and children, dysfunctional family, isolation, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 335
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, introspection, urban, self discovery, forbidden love, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 811
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, society, suburbs, youth, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, religions or cults, neon light, pilgrimage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 446
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations, alcohol abuse, when the parents are away, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: school, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 496
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, small town, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 271
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, mentally challenged, human nature, family problems, bird, absent father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 543
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: self discovery, coming of age, suburbs, youth, family relations, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, teenage life, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 255
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, single parent, destructive relationship, high school, small town life, teenage life, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 480
Cook County (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 1K
Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, coming of age, losing-it hero, social misfits, suburbs, introspection, parents and children, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 438
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, single parent, family relations, kiss, boy, teenage boy, swimming, punch, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 67
Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: parents and children, lake or river, youth, parent child relationship, family, family relations, countryside, parents separation, fishing, nature, playing piano, sunday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 122
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: small town, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, native american, abuse, family in crisis, family life, danger, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 258
Angel at Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, parents and children, mental illness, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, climbing a tree, soccer, fear of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa, seaport, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, dog, teenage boy, family relations, obnoxious boss, single parent, contests and competitions, boss and employee, friendship, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 821
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, sexual abuse, death in the family, destiny, dull life, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, christian, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death, innocence lost, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%