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: youth, family relations, self discovery, mentally unstable, family problems, urban, death in the family, lifestyle, dealing with death, siblings relations, homecoming, career change, family in crisis, down on your luck, make believe, village, suicide, autism, sculptor, death of brother, beating, bombing, tragic event, father son relationship, drink ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain

Most similar movies to Under the Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious 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 Romance genres. Some movies like Under the Stars: Last Weekend (2014), Family Law (2006), Dummy (2008), A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010), The Inheritance (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: dark humor, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: eccentric family, family problems, death in the family, dealing with death, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, lake or river, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dealing with death, family relations, instructor, couples, family problems, youth, introspection, hopes, parents and children, lawyer, child, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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: touching, gloomy, serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family in crisis, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, dealing with death, youth, mental illness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic
Plot: one last chance, experiment gone awry, dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, ex athlete, eccentric family, last wish, disorder, death in the family, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: realistic, humorous, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, estrangement, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations, reunion, funeral, death of mother, real estate agent, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, gender bending, family problems, death in the family, law firm, gender, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, switching roles, dealing with death, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, stock broker, wall street, death in the family, family relations, dysfunctional family, fight, choreographer, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: realistic, touching, talky, captivating, serious ...
Plot: drink, children, racism, incest, couple relations, family problems, couples, neo realism, eccentric family, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, family life, family problems, family relations, coming of age, youth, death, car accident, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: realistic, sexual, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, best friends, small town, friendship, store, urban, showbiz, society, lifestyle, friends, tough heroes, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: realistic, gloomy, bleak, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, dealing with death, estrangement, family business, death in the family, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: family in crisis, family relations, life turned upside down, death in the family, family problems, introspection, urban, youth, memory loss, parents and children, painting, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: cynical, touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: siblings relations, love and romance, hollywood, eccentric family, royal family, family problems, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, bribe, funeral, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, realistic, disturbing
Plot: countryside, juvenile delinquency, family relations, siblings relations, mischievous children, when the parents are away, crimes, social misfits, youth, family problems, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, youth, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child as adult, innocence lost, family problems, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: tense, offbeat, realistic, serious, dark humor
Plot: dysfunctional family, cat, alzheimer's disease, s&m, breakup, youth, mental illness, family relations, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, young heroes, adolescence vs adulthood, down on your luck, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, parents and children, family in crisis, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: offbeat, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: urban, friends, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, friendship, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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: twists and turns, humorous, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, village, ghost, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, gender, brazilian, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, no music
Plot: loss of child, loneliness, sister sister relationship, loss of mother, mother daughter relationship, hopes, parents and children, urban, human nature, starting over, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, urban, disorder, family problems, thirtysomething life, family relations, youth, parents and children, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Naming Number Two (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor. The heart has gone out of Nanna Maria's family. There are no parties — they don't even fight anymore...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: aging, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, dealing with death, family gatherings, family life, family problems, family relations, cousin, patriarch, family history ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.6
 107
Mad Sad & Bad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: HARDEEP, RASHMI and ATUL are brothers and sisters. Which means they can say anything they like to each other, no matter how honest. Mad, Sad and Bad is a 90-minute comedy about mixed race relationships set in Luton. It's about mid-thirties ...
Style: realistic, sexual, semi serious, humorous
Plot: opera, sitcom, family gatherings, eccentric family, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, siblings relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 569
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: introspection, lifestyle, couples, family life, eccentric family, family problems, suburbs, pregnancy, elderly lovers, celebrity culture, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, single father, family relations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, dealing with death, babies and infants, youth, death in the family, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: village, irishman, gays and lesbians, village life, island, family relations, social relations, redemption, store, language barrier, stranger, cave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, love and romance, dancer's life, romance, prostitute, pregnancy, looking for love, couples, youth, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antwerp, at the beginning of June. On a sunny Friday, eight people dream of having a different life. There's wind and music, police and paranoia, gossip and fighting. There's an old virus, an astrayed frisbee, a dead horse, and a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat
Plot: looking for sex, city life, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, womanizer, family relations, friends, siblings relations, dealing with death, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: death in the family, family problems, prodigy, ambition, family relations, social relations, urban, high school life, youth, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%