Movies like Dog Days of Summer

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Dog Days of Summer (2007)
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Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending, neo noir, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, youth, small town, social relations, small town life, friendship, church, tragedy, accident, childhood, sheriff, father son relationship, infidelity, male female relationship, blindness, husband wife relationship, redemption, friendship between boys, brother brother relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Dog Days of Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, small town life, small town and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Dog Days of Summer: Broken Roads (2012), Swimmers (2005), The Devil in the Skin (2011), Drunkboat (2010), The Third Side of the River (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, love, death, coming of age, loss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
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95%
 6.4
 445
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
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95%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, youth, brother brother relationship, forceful separation, rebelliousness, summer, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, boy, childhood, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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82%
 4.7
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, youth, single parent, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, suburbs, teenager, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, parents and children, family relations, family problems, teenage life, under the surface, small town, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, double life, father, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, drugs, teenage boy, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, youth, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
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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: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, experimental ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, society, incest, teenager, woman with a gun, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, coming of age, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, dysfunctional family, hospital, teenage life, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 801
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past, redemption, infidelity, couples, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 352
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, family relations, social relations, obsession, family life, interracial relations, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Skateland (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: small town, coming of age, life turned upside down, introspection, social relations, teenage life, brother sister relationship, grownups, love and romance, mother son relationship, car accident, divorce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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55%
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, emotional, realistic, serious, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, homeless, life is a bitch, teenage life, lifestyle, friendship, working class, urban ghetto life, hopes, forceful separation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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54%
 5.5
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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: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, erotic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, small town, sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, family relations, destiny, friendship, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, parents and children, human nature, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, youth, interracial relations, immigrants, society, life is a bitch, misfit, boy, father, urban ghetto, little boy, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, social relations, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, bittersweet, small town, college friend, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.3
 460
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, social relations, disorder, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, fish out of water, americana, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 577
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, road not taken, small town, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, friendship, teenage love, love and romance, buddies, youth, graphic violence, family relations, friends, coming of age, adolescence, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, optimism, protecting from truth, friendship, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, hopes, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, childhood friend, moving, society, summer, nihilism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, introspection, teenage life, lgbt, direction and purpose, society, youth, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: youth, shaolin, obsessive quest, self discovery, teenage life, family relations, small town, boy, lake, coming of age, small town life, young mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 317
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, teenage life, interracial relations, love and romance, on the road, small town, society, youth, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 139
You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, haunted by the past, redemption, single parent, hopes, love, teenager, loss of mother, friendship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, church, disorder, hip hop, hip hop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 29
Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, addiction, redemption, hopes, dedicated educator, youth, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%