Movies like Little Saints

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Little Saints (1999)
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Little Saints (1999)
Original name: Santitos
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved daughter.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, uplifting, offbeat, serious, emotional, realistic, enigmatic, allegory ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bittersweet, prostitute, missing person, parents and children, life is a bitch, self discovery, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, society, strong female presence, low lives, female nudity, brothel, voyeurism, immigration, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, immigrants, travel, illegal immigrant, mexican immigrant, magic realism, solitude, finnish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, spain, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro ...

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Most similar movies to Little Saints

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and sentimental films with plots about bittersweet, family relations, family problems, parents and children, culture clash, storytelling and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Little Saints: Star Maps (1997), Dad (1989), A Family Thing (1996), Tribute (1980), The Piano in a Factory (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 936
Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, mental illness, coming of age, prostitute, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, youth, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, transsexual ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, human nature, death in the family, siblings relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 613
Tribute (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: agent, dying, family life, couple relations, prostitute, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, bittersweet, terminal illness, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: working class, hopes, factory worker, family relations, family problems, prodigy, disagreement, bittersweet, estrangement, single parent, custody, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 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: atmospheric, captivating, light, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, child as adult, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A comedic drama featuring two couples and two old friends in Mexico City. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, while Miguel and Andrea are joined by Maria. The presence of guests triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pursuit, friendship, fall in love, bittersweet, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance, dishonesty, married couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.8
 7K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, human nature, innocence lost, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, dealing with death, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, los angeles, europe, antwerp ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, self discovery, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, youth, on the road, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 10K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, native american, adolescence, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 574
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, self discovery, looking for love, human nature, best friends, introspection, on the road, hopes, family business, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 303
Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, workplace, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, society, youth, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 627
Night Shapes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Pope is in town and the night of his stay is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin′s inhabitants. Rich and poor, down-and-outs and policemen, street kids and taxi drivers - in their search for a little bit of happiness, they all end up on ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, society, prostitute, life is a bitch, hopes, social misfits, misfit, clergy, religions or cults, down on your luck, city life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: offbeat, humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, introspection, hopes, society, obsessive quest, healing power, storytelling, alternative medicine, interview ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 752
Foreverland (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: healing power, miraculous event, hopes, self discovery, last wish, on the road, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, road trip, church, shrine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, canada, vancouver, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 2K
Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, romance, society, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, prodigy, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, hopes, society, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 501
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 30K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, pilgrimage, travel, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, search, on the road, death of son, encounter, grief, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 18K
Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: child abuse, innocence, thief, running, on the road, travel, summer, bittersweet, road trip, goodhearted, disorder, loud ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 4K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, unsuccessful, disorder, family relations, family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, silly humor, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 7K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, family relations, transvestism, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, racism, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%