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, basque, child smoking cigarette, trumpet player, autism, sculptor, tragic event, bombing, trailer, village, suicide ...
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, serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, death in the family and dealing with death mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Under the Stars: The Inheritance (2001), Anything You Want (2010), A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010), Last Weekend (2014), Family Law (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, teenage pregnancy, lesbian relationship, cult, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
94%
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, realistic, offbeat, 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 ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
84%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, hopes, youth, couples, family problems, instructor, husband wife relationship, teacher, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: idealism, theatre group, anarchist, artists and showbiz, ambition, artist, theater, actor, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, offbeat, dark humor, realistic, tense
Plot: dysfunctional family, alzheimer's disease, cat, 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 ⇓
77%
 7.0
 219
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, realistic, touching, 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 ⇓
74%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: small town life, on the road, best friends, store, follow your dream, small town, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, showbiz, urban, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, husband wife relationship, death, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, stock broker, wall street, cross dressing, jewish, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 324
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, countryside, innocence lost, 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%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family in crisis, memory loss, urban, family problems, family relations, introspection, parents and children, death in the family, life turned upside down, youth, loss of daughter, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 457
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, missing father, drunk, slow dancing, tennis ball, mobile phone, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 475
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: serious, gloomy, 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 ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
56%
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, 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 ⇓
55%
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, urban, couples, alien
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: irishman, village, village life, island, store, gays and lesbians, language barrier, redemption, family relations, social relations, fatherhood, misunderstanding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, nature, river, death of mother, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, realistic, touching, 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 ⇓
51%
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, realistic, sincere, stylized, no music
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, loneliness, loss of child, 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 ⇓
48%
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, urban, family relations, 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 ⇓
48%
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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: siblings relations, on the road, family relations, self discovery, couples, brother brother relationship, medication, wedding party, hotel receptionist, old car, pharmacist, karaoke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 216
Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, romance, love affair, prison, prison life, confined, hopes, love and romance, unlikely couple, impossible love, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 3K
Soulless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: love and romance, self discovery, social differences, opposites attract, twentysomething life, youth, materialism, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high society, banker, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 990
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, mafia, family life, working class, crimes, society, family problems, tragedy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 4K
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, talky, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, drink, children, incest, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, drunk, neo realism, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kisses for Everyone (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three students are sent by their families to Cadiz in 1965, his last chance to pass and become what is expected of them. The appearance of some dancers disrupts their commitments: boys lose the course and girls, their work. But together they learn ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, prostitute, friendship, love and romance, school, youth, romance, dancer's life, looking for love, pregnancy, coming of age, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, hollywood, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, royal family, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%