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Bilal's Stand (2010)
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to carry the torch. He secretly submits a college application and takes up the art of ice carving in order to win a scholarship. However, he is forced to decide whether he will continue working at the Stand - the only life he's ever known - or take a chance at social mobility.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic, spiritual, student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family life, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, high school life, family problems, society, urban, family business, workplace, family in crisis, jewish, african american, christian, religious
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa

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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 family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, society and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bilal's Stand: Lifted (2010), The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010), Cook County (2008), Toe to Toe (2009), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, wartime life, parents and children, performer's life, family in crisis, hopes, overcoming, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, alabama, middle east
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, win over, social misfits, youth, coming of age, human spirit, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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94%
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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, gloomy, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, drug abuse, homecoming, redemption, coming of age, hopes, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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91%
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 442
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: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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89%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, friends, opposites attract, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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87%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dealing with death, family problems, family life, youth, family in crisis, coming of age, car accident, courage, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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86%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: autism, nursing, mentally challenged, coming of age, youth, single parent, society, misfit, moral dilemma, family problems, social misfits, communication problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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86%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: rebelliousness, urban, suburbs, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, missing child, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, society, rebellion, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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84%
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage boy, therapist, boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, undressing, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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84%
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 578
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, reunion, society, religions or cults, family, parents and children, family relations, hopes, adoption, redemption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 555
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: social relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, single parent, youth, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: family business, hopes, follow your dream, cooking and food, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, couples, workplace, moral dilemma, family problems, scandinavian girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, usa, new york, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, religions or cults, coming of age, redemption, tragic hero, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, redemption, isolation, introspection, hopes, one more chance, lake or river, youth, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, kentucky
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79%
 6.4
 614
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, uplifting
Plot: youth, family problems, human spirit, family in crisis, hopes, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, teenage life, healing power, power relations, sexual abuse, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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78%
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 499
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
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, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: teenage life, small town life, wooing, death in the family, americana, coming of age, society, pregnancy, small town, youth, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 364
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family life, going straight, family problems, heist, redemption, coming of age, society, store, single parent, self discovery, homecoming, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
 132
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: translator, coming of age, unfulfillment, immigrants, siblings relations, teachers and students, crumbling marriage, single parent, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 2.1
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, city life, coming of age, youth, single parent, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: college, friendship, teenage life, youth, religions or cults, friends, family relations, parents and children, mysterious character, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, misfit, friendship, ambition, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, family, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental
Plot: sikh, culture clash, workplace, immigrants, doctors and patients, family relations, hopes, parents and children, discrimination, hospital, family life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 449
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, society, alcohol abuse, environmental health, gain trust, life is a bitch, teachers and students, when the parents are away, family relations, power relations, environmentalism, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 864
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, single parent, christian, homosexuality, direction and purpose, hopes, parents and children, friends, religions or cults, self discovery, youth, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: captivating, emotional, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: elderly, family problems, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, golden years, hopes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town, coming of age, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%