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Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
 6.5
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Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
Original name: Kim Novak badade aldrig i Genesarets sjö
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14-year old Erik gets sent to live with his older brother, Henry, during the summer as his mother is dying in cancer. Henry starts dating Ewa, who is married to Berra. A few days after Ewa shows up battered and bruised from an altercation with Berra, he is found dead on a nearby parking lot.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: friendship, youth, family problems, who done it, power relations, teenage boy, school, vacation, brother brother relationship, murder mystery, crimes, ocean, ocean or sea, friends, family relations, teachers and students, crime, small town life, small town, sex, teenager, island, writers, violence, forest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, friends, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, danger, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, dark humor, buddies, crimes, lifestyle, youth, gang, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, serious, realistic
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Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, crime, murder, who done it, gangsters, police station, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth gang, street gang, gang, crimes, coming of age, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, urban ghetto, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 627
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 31K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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Foxfire (2012)
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Country: France, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 19K
Havoc (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 550
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.0
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Audience: teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 439
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Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
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Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 136
State of Mind (2003)
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Country: UK
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, family in crisis, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, family problems, murder mystery, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
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Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 435
Swimmers (2005)
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, family problems, couples, custody, parents and children, marriage, vendetta ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 1K
The Chef (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: youth, ship, follow your dream, friendship, nothing goes right, hopes, revenge, murder, power relations, friends, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
School for Unclaimed Girls (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gold digging man seduces a widow for her money, and also makes a pass at her teenage Daughter, the Daughter plans a terrible revenge
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, youth, crimes, prison, fall in love, teenage life, prison life, school, love and romance, chases and races, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 80K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, book, gang, street gang, juvenile delinquent, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, friends, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, mind bending, bleak ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%