Movies like Young Andersen

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Young Andersen (2005)
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Young Andersen (2005)
Original name: Unge Andersen
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A powerful modern film narrative, set in a historical framework, about the crucial encounter between vulnerable eighteen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen, who rates himself so highly, and Mr. Meisling, the cynical school principal. An encounter that fundamentally transforms Hans Christian's life.
Plot: writers, school, friendship, memories, teen rebel, loss of friend, coming of age, storytelling, period piece
Place: denmark

Most similar movies to Young Andersen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and contemplative films with plots about coming of age, friendship, school, youth, teenager, family relations and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Young Andersen: Welcome Home (2015), My Good Enemy (2010), O Capacete Dourado (2007), Rip-Off (1971), Pitong Dalagita (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Welcome Home (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, childhood friend, teenage boy, youth, friendship between boys, pubic hair, male nudity, house
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95%
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My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Plot: friendship between boys, scandinavian girl, club, fight, children, bullying, rabbit, school, friendship, boy, revenge, violence
Place: norway, scandinavia, denmark
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81%
O Capacete Dourado (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The darkness of night, a barely lit place, motorbikes flirting with danger: a group of teenagers at a crossroads playing chicken with unaware passing cars.Jota (Eduardo Frazão) stands out from this group, unclassifiable; his destiny has no straight ...
Plot: love, coming of age, helmet, school, teenage boy, youth, friendship between boys, first love, friendship, group of friends, motorcycle
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77%
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Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, filmmaking, independence, media, high school student, teenager, rock band, youth, commune
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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70%
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Pitong Dalagita (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: When six girls and a guy all teenagers are found with their wrists slit on a high school playground, it's left to their guidance counselor to try to make sense of the mystery behind the apparent suicide pact. Told in nonlinear fashion, the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, psychological, suspense
Plot: suicide, teen romance, friendship, love, self discovery, teenager, lesbian, school, coming of age, gay, muse, life
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Stolen Spring (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the teachers, especially Blomme, tormented the students. As a result ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, power relations, poisoning, social relations, under the surface, life is a bitch, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, school, education, teacher ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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59%
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Boatman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An erstwhile boatman wants to do a little more than paddle his own canoe in the town famed for its waterfalls. He leaves the village of his roots for the city and lands a job as a live-sex actor called toro in street lingo derived from the Spanish ...
Plot: writers, reality, sex, gay, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Promised Land (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, tattoo, basketball, small town, small town life, school, coming of age, hopes, youth, couples, friends, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Agnus Dei (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young girl Johanne is left by her mother at a solemn convent school. The school is a strange world to her, and when she feels unable to comply with the demands of faith she faces a difficult decision.
Plot: school, topless girl, girl, menstruation, nun, catholicism, children, convent, female full frontal nudity, religion, breasts
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 183
Watch Me Fly (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A story about friendship and sticking together through tough times. The movie shows how two young girls and their families cope with their differences, how they are brought together and torn apart and how they are changed by the injury of a racing ...
Plot: bathing, childhood, friendship, bird, father daughter relationship, pigeon, scandinavian girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), grownups, family relations, bathtub, boxing ...
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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54%
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Worlds Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, contemplative
Plot: religions or cults, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, love and romance, moral dilemma, forbidden love, brainwashing, male female relationship, separation from family, betrayal, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, human nature, working class, teenage life, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, mysterious character, manipulation, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, unfulfillment, coming of age, going straight, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, buddies, best friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 151
New Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Une petite ville de province, au milieu des années 80. La vie d'Éric, collégien rêveur et solitaire, est chamboulée par l'arrivée d'un nouveau dans la classe : Romain, adolescent dissipé au style new wave très affirmé, qui va ...
Plot: bunk bed, gay teenager, friendship between boys, homoeroticism, teenage boy, shower, rain, male nudity, friendship, mohawk haircut, gay interest, french ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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50%
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, dishonesty, youth, disorder, false identity, political activist, activist, hiding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Secrets In The Snow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On this particular Friday morning the students of Eastbrook High are arriving at school to complete their final exams before the Christmas Holiday. But what began as a December snowfall quickly becomes a threatening winter storm, and school is ...
Plot: family, school, snow, coming of age, high school, christian, faith, faith based
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44%
Butterfly Kisses (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: We follow Jake and his two best friends, Kyle and Jarred through a world distorted by sex and porn. The leader is Kyle – he talks about girls non-stop, Jarred can’t stop cheating on his girlfriend and then there’s Jake, a quiet and shy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage girl, friendship between boys, friendship, teenage boy
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43%
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ugly duckling of a fraught middle-class household has her life turned upside-down by the arrival of a handsome German exchange student, in this caustic, absurdist satire of petit-bourgeois family life from Dutch director Michiel ten Horn. (TIFF)
Plot: loss of virginity, school, coming of age, teenage girl, girl
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Plot: parent, teacher, bullying, school, crisis, doubt, mistrust, parents, teenager, school teacher, friendship
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, bully, humiliation, youth, lifestyle, boarding school life, human nature, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
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Anti (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon and Frede lives in a provincial village south of Copenhagen. The year is 1991, and if you don't like watching football, there are few alternatives. Simon is good at drawing, and is reminded over and over again that this is a useless ...
Plot: danish, best friend, coming of age, friendship between boys, art, graffiti, boy with glasses, friendship, male nudity, teenage boy
Time: 1990s, 90s
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41%
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 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, interracial relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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40%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, saying goodbye, moving, summer, society, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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We (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A summer trip to Berlin offers a fleeting glimpse into the lives of the country's youth in this vibrant, character-driven drama from director Martin Gypkens. When twentysomething Florian arrives in town to pay a visit to long-lost pal Pit, the ...
Plot: friendship, unhappiness, young people, grownups, becoming an adult, gay interest, coming of age, filmmaker, homosexuality, gay, homosexual, high school friends ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, performer's life, family relations, couples, friends, bittersweet, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 82
Harry Munter (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Harry Munter, a sensitive, kind, appealing man in his twenties, lives with his parents. He's an inventor, a bit of a mystic, maybe a genius, and a good son and grandson. He's offered work in the U.S. But a friend has cancer and the world ...
Plot: coming of age, teenager, cult, extramarital affair, friendship, parent child relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, inventor, self discovery, intelligence
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Unspeakable Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world
Plot: incest, slice of life, therapy, loss of virginity, quitting smoking, facebook, friendship, ouija board, eating disorder, brother sister relationship, sex scene, house party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 29
Homer (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homer is 18... and he wants to keep the feeling of the first time going for the rest of his life
Plot: generation gap, motorcycle, funeral, farmer, parent child relationship, marijuana, sheriff, loss of friend, protest, cult, hitchhiking, vietnam war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: wisconsin, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 260
2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, surreal, non-linear, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, road not taken, human nature, haunted by the past, college, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, coming of age, best friends, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%