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, urban, make believe, village, suicide, autism, sculptor, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, dysfunctional family and dealing with death mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Under the Stars: Dummy (2008), Fathers & Sons (2010), Betrayed at 17 (2011), Two Gates of Sleep (2010), 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: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, kids in trouble, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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
Plot: family relations, bollywood, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, wall street ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, touching, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, investigation, crimes, hopes, family relations, family problems, private vs public, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, last wish, family relations, hopes, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, death of mother, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, parents and children, family relations, law firm, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, single father, little girl, death of mother, dealing with death, switching roles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, family life, lifestyle, young heroes, family in crisis, parents and children, obsession, siblings relations, society, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, estrangement, sister sister relationship, strained relationship, lesbian, death of mother, inheritance, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, self discovery, godparent, coming of age, obsessive quest, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, sex scene, female writer, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, emotional, light, humorous ...
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 ⇓
50%
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: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, siblings relations, family life, family relations, youth, teenage life, eccentric family, male bonding, male friendship, large family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, wooing, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, touching, emotional
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, dealing with death, hopes, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, dark humor, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, alzheimer's disease, cat, mental illness, parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, breakup, crumbling marriage, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 5K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, family problems, family relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, youth, catholic school, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, hollywood, parents and children, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, narcissism, corpse, film producer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, contemplative, light, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, last wish, family relations, family problems, ex athlete, introspection, self discovery, terminal illness, friendship, death, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, couples, disorder, dull life, thirtysomething life, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, lifestyle, family relations, coming of age, unlikely couple, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: family life, homecoming, family relations, under the surface, parents and children, estrangement, family gatherings, family problems, siblings relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, family in crisis, society, lifestyle, family problems, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, love and romance, youth, friends, couples, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: funeral, family problems, family gatherings, life turned upside down, death in the family, family life, family relations, parents and children, disorder, muslim, indoor, bittersweet ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, family problems, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, gender, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 533
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, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, missing person, siblings relations, bittersweet, family relations, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship, secret, missing father, youth, text messaging, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, grief, death of wife, accidental death, society, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 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: touching, neorealism, captivating, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: children, racism, drink, family problems, dysfunctional family, neo realism, eccentric family, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, incest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%