Movies like Under the Stars

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Under the Stars (2007)
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Under the Stars (2007)
Original name: Bajo las estrellas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Selfish, opportunistic Benito returns to his home in Navarre when he learns that his father is dying. There, he reconnects with his younger brother Lalo, a metal sculptor who is emotionally needy. Benito also develops a surprising bond with Ainara, the young daughter of his brother's girlfriend, Nines.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, self discovery, urban, siblings relations, homecoming, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, death in the family, down on your luck, family in crisis, youth, lifestyle, career change, make believe, suicide, autism, sculptor, death of brother, beating, bombing, tragic event, father son relationship, drink, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain

Most similar movies to Under the Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, death in the family and dealing with death mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Under the Stars: Anything You Want (2010), The Inheritance (2001), A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010), Last Weekend (2014), Family Law (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dealing with death, parents and children, single father, death in the family, family in crisis, gender bending, gender, family problems, family relations, switching roles, law firm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Inheritance (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reunited for their mother’s funeral, four sisters – Selma, Regina, Laura and Lúcia – find themselves forced to divide much more than a spacious apartment in Copacabana. While dividing the articles – from the apartment’s sale to splitting ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, humorous
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, reunion, sister sister relationship, death of mother, teenage pregnancy, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, eccentric family, experiment gone awry, family problems, disorder, last wish, one last chance, ex athlete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.4
 856
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, lake or river, family relations, aging, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.9
 1K
Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: introspection, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, hopes, youth, couples, family problems, instructor, husband wife relationship, lawyer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 224
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, gloomy, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: coming of age, dealing with death, siblings relations, sibling relationship, mental illness, death in the family, youth, family relations, family in crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, youth, death of wife, grief, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: small town life, on the road, best friends, follow your dream, store, friendship, small town, parents and children, suburbs, showbiz, urban, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, stock broker, wall street, choreographer, beard, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Mosquito Net (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maria suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Luis, Maria's fifteen-year-old grandson, doesn't say very much either; he shuts himself off in his own silent world to escape his parent's marital crisis, spending time instead picking up ...
Style: dark humor, serious, offbeat, tense, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, cat, alzheimer's disease, estrangement, stray dog, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, family life, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 5K
La Ciénaga (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, children, drink, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, drunk, neo realism, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Solitary Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Life for Adela, a single mom trying to raise her infant son, and Antonia, a widow with three daughters, are forever altered by the terrorist bombing in Madrid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, stylized, no music
Plot: sister sister relationship, loss of child, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, loss of mother, single parent, self discovery, parents and children, urban, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family in crisis, memory loss, family problems, urban, family relations, introspection, parents and children, death in the family, life turned upside down, youth, school teacher, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 332
A Week Alone (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria is a girl in her early teens whose family lives in an upscale gated suburb. Maria's parents are going out of town for a week, and rather than leave her with relatives or hire a babysitter, Maria is put in charge of looking after her ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, countryside, when the parents are away, suburbs, society, youth, mischievous children, social misfits, siblings relations, social differences, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 481
Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, coming of age, dealing with death, death in the family, family business, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 4K
November (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives to Madrid with the intention to create "a performance that is free, straight from the heart, capable of making people feel alive". His concept of what acting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: idealism, theatre group, anarchist, artists and showbiz, ambition, artist, pubic hair, theater, actor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 1K
Abel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 9-year-old Abel assumes his absent father's role as man of the house, he garners his family's respect, and life resumes a comfortable rhythm -- until a man arrives at the house, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: parents and children, child as adult, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, youth, urban, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, hopes, family relations, introspection, family problems, last wish, river, journey, death of mother, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, hollywood, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, royal family, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle, funeral, brother brother relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, young heroes, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, family life, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, youth, family problems, family relations, urban, athlete's life, prodigy, desire for fame, follow your dream, death in the family, high school life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 466
Fool Circle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two, very different, brothers are reunited for their father's funeral. But, when they arrive at the crematorium nobody is there, not even the corpse, except for Chloe who introduces herself as their sister.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, siblings relations, family relations, missing person, hopes, youth, boat, telephone call, nurse, dancing, secret, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Extraterrestrial (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met?
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, love triangle, alien encounter, space and aliens, disorder, couples, urban, alien
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 2K
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, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, cancer, native american, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Perfect Stranger (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mysterious arrival of a foreigner to a small village in a Mediterranean island, awake the sudden interest from a diverse group of residents, who will appear unexpectedly in the stranger's life, believing that he's going to reopen an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: irishman, village, village life, island, store, gays and lesbians, language barrier, redemption, family relations, social relations, foreigner, misunderstanding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, brazilian, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, dysfunctional family, gender, caught masturbating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, village, ghost, secret, family life, child abuse, rape, abusive father, superstition, fire, return, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, urban, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, custody, thirtysomething life, family problems, disorder, mosquito, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Welcome to Argentina (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus and his brother Antoine land in Argentina to celebrate their cousin's wedding and to discover the pleasures of the capital, Buenos-Aires. Marcus is joyful, while Antoine, who has just been dumped, is completely down. Marcus is well ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the road, siblings relations, family relations, self discovery, couples, wedding party, brother brother relationship, karaoke, cousin, old car, hotel receptionist, meteorite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%