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, touching, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, youth, self discovery, family problems, lifestyle, siblings relations, mentally unstable, death in the family, dealing with death, pretense, homecoming, career change, down on your luck, high maintenance, father son relationship, drunkenness, village, suicide, autism, sculptor, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, trumpet player, death of brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid

Most similar movies to Under the Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, family in crisis and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Under the Stars: Dummy (2008), Two Gates of Sleep (2010), Fathers & Sons (2010), Betrayed at 17 (2011), Anything You Want (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, youth, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, introspection, hopes, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, siblings relations, death in the family, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, relationship problems, father and son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 846
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, high school life, teenage life, social relations, private vs public, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, family problems, law firm, family in crisis, death in the family, single father, death of mother, little girl, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part time to get a business degree.When Natalia, his childhood ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sweet, realistic, ironic ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, childhood sweetheart, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, homosexual, siblings relations, love triangle, coming out, character study, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, gay interest, father son relationship, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, estrangement, death in the family, sister sister relationship, lesbian couple, lesbian, strained relationship, inheritance, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, cult film
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, lifestyle, young heroes, family life, hysteria, family problems, understanding, society, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, friendship, parents separation, infidelity, sex scene, female writer, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, hopes, youth, family problems, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, family relations, siblings relations, family life, youth, teenage life, eccentric family, large family, alcohol abuse, friendship between men, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 535
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, family business, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, family in crisis, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, family problems, self discovery, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, tense, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, alzheimer's disease, cat, parents and children, mental illness, family relations, family problems, human nature, family life, teenage life, crumbling marriage, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: thirtysomething life, disorder, dull life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: wedding, siblings relations, family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, family gatherings, pregnancy, infidelity, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, light, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, last wish, family problems, ex athlete, self discovery, introspection, terminal illness, friendship, society, death, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, missing person, obsessive quest, family relations, bittersweet, siblings relations, missing father, secret, brother brother relationship, youth, drunk, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: funeral, life turned upside down, family gatherings, family problems, family life, death in the family, family relations, parents and children, disorder, muslim, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, family in crisis, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 6K
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: neorealism, captivating, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: children, racism, family problems, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, couples, parents and children, eccentric family, incest, siblings relations, alcoholic mother, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, youth, love and romance, society, couples, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 419
A Week Alone (2008)
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: realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, mischievous children, youth, crimes, society, family relations, family problems, teenage life, social differences, social misfits, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%