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Quixote's Island (2011)
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Quixote's Island (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium
Story: A workaholic businessman provides well for his son San, but the emotional neglect since his mother died a few years ago grimly affects the shy knave. In San's heroic daydreams, a cool father leads him into modern Quichote exploits, yet even those tend to turn sour. Slipping, like his grades, into rebellion and school incidents, San, who just went on a fugue, becomes the prime suspect after a schoolgirl turned novice drug slut has been beaten into a coma. The clueless police and irresponsible school staff will probably blame San. Her friend, a regular drug harlot, is the worried-sick father's only lead to find San and the truth, and shamelessly exploits that.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, coming of age, drug trade, adventure, friendship, crimes, society, love and romance, teenage life, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, adolescence vs adulthood, teenager, smuggling, father son relationship, beating
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, society, friendship and teenage love mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Quixote's Island: Beautiful Wave (2011), Lena (2011), Someone to Run With (2006), In Between Days (2006), The Giants (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surfing, coming of age, self discovery, adventure, youth, escapades, teenage life, society, friendship, on the road, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, missing person, hopes, coming of age, track down, crimes, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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69%
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The Giants (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, brother brother relationship, teenager, teenage life, drug dealer, coming of age, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, friends, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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65%
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Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, sex scene, teenage love, seduction, youth, teenage life, parents and children, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, underage sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, friendship, teenage life, romance, rebellion, love and romance, youth, society, social differences, on the road, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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58%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
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53%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, society, incest, teenager, childhood, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
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Place: israel
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
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The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Genre: Drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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37%
Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: youth, love and romance, society, wilderness, coming of age, tradition versus modernity, hopes, danger
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
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Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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34%
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Prince (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the girl he's in love with, who seems out of reach. He's lured into criminal activities and becomes alienated from family and friends.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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