Movies like A Little Closer

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A Little Closer (2011)
 5.6
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A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, she frequents a depressing, weekly mixer for the towns aging singles set. Meanwhile, Marc is desperate to lose his virginity, and spends his days working at a used car lot. And his brother Stephen, in the throes of sexual discovery, becomes infatuated with his school teacher while hoping to win the approval of a group of peers who adamantly detest her.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, sexuality, teacher, boy, brother brother relationship, youth, love and romance, siblings relations, bittersweet, sex, teenager, first sex, masturbation, graffiti, pursuit, single mother, doctor, oral sex, vandalism, ring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia

Most similar movies to A Little Closer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, youth, family problems, single parent and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Little Closer: The Goob (2014), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), Drunkboat (2010), Finding Christmas (2013), The Elephant King (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 1K
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, optimism, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.9
 608
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, youth, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, single parent, fall in love, couples, family relations, christmas, romance, looking for love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Elephant King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the USA. Their dominant mother wants Jake back home and for this ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, fall in love, family relations, brother brother relationship, interracial relations, american abroad, nightclub, romance, self discovery, depression, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 398
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, fall in love, romance, couples, rich and poor, parents and children, society, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 599
Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, single parent, youth, teenage life, search for father, absent father, friendship, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 577
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, youth, single parent, society, dysfunctional family, working class, life is a bitch, realism, small town, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.0
 152
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, countryside, teenage life, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 174
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, moral dilemma, courtroom, contests and competitions, gender, youth, redemption, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: teenage mother, pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, loss of son, death in the family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 488
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, estrangement, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 1K
See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, couples, small town, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, small town life, crumbling marriage, dull life, thirtysomething life, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 444
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, sexual relations, sexual content, love and romance, gender, parents and children, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, billionaire, rags to riches, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.4
 238
Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, introspection, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, twins, infidelity, sexuality, multiple storylines, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 373
Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, resort, parents and children, father son relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 326
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, skater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, suicide, gun, lawyer, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Soldier's Love Story (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ten year old Jared Marshall's life crumbled down after his parents' divorce a year ago. Not only does his dad put his job first since, mother uproots him from Iowa by moving in with her ma so she can take a job in California. When ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, parents and children, family relations, soldier, single parent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, dating, absent father, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, bosnia, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 198
Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: humorous, clever, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, introspection, looking for love, couple relations, sexual content, strong female presence, parents and children, hopes, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 2K
Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, looking for love, small town life, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 4K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, grief, death in the family, parents and children, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, single mother, beach, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, student life, youth, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Looking for Simon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: missing person, gender, introspection, parents and children, family relations, ex boyfriend, missing son, romance, gay, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Chateau Meroux (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Marla Sokoloff of ”The Practice” stars as Wendy, a smart single woman in the big city who’s never been able to find a good job or decent relationship. But when her estranged father dies, Wendy suddenly inherits a beautiful – yet struggling ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, family business, fall in love, best friends, workplace, cooking and food, family relations, parents and children, countryside, competition, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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