Movies like Vegas 2009

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Vegas (2009)
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, child abuse, friends, misfit, down on your luck, siblings relations, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, foster child, adolescence, violent father, alcoholic father, ship, cat, violence, party, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway

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Most similar movies to Vegas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, teenage life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Vegas: Darker Than Midnight (2014), Princess (2014), A Time in Quchi (2013), My Brother Tom (2001), Hut in the Woods (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, gender, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, friends, child abuse, teenage sexuality, bittersweet, youth, underage sex, role playing, female masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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81%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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66%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, rough, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, forest, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, youth, social misfits, escape from reality, friends, dysfunctional family, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: misfit, forest, mentally unstable, friendship, young heroes, leaving home, life is a bitch, mental illness, mental institution, figment, friends, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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60%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, strong female presence, life is a bitch, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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60%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, introspection, teenage life, family relations, escape from reality, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, youth, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, ranch, family relations, countryside, teenage life, parents and children, youth, sister sister relationship, swimming, coming of age, gender, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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52%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, coming of age, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, siblings relations, friendship, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, buddies, friends, adolescence, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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50%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, island, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, friendship, innocence lost, family problems, escapades, youth, obsessive quest, coming of age, pedophile, first love, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, youth, culture clash, working class, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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46%
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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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, friendship, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, drug abuse, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage boy, drugs, coming of age, death threat, depression, youth, romance, love and romance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, hopes, reform, exile, warning, family relations, siblings relations, rebelliousness, human spirit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, coming of age, animal training, family relations, hopes, dog, ambition, single parent, animal life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, mysterious character, family relations, kids in trouble, friends, human nature, working class, teenage life, male full rear nudity, corpse ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, disorder, church, urban ghetto, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, boy, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, village, vengeance, youth gang, teenage boy, humiliation, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Miss Sweden (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: demonstration, feminist, small town, vegetarian, family relations, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, friendship, aging, curses spells and rituals, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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39%
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, animal life, adventure, society, youth, friends, family relations, pets, dog, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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39%
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, cheating wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, family problems, leaving home, strong female presence, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friends, friendship, family relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, terminal illness, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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