Movies like Thrill of the Hills

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Thrill of the Hills (2011)
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Thrill of the Hills (2011)
Original name: Frisson des collines
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: death of father, family problems, youth, family relations, best friends, death in the family, teenage boy, child protagonist, coming of age, dream, romance, friends, obsessive quest, dealing with death, siblings relations, bittersweet, grieving, snake, swimming, cemetery, car theft, boy, robbery, whiskey, girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: woodstock, canada, quebec

Most similar movies to Thrill of the Hills

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, family problems and teenage life mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres. Some movies like Thrill of the Hills: A Common Thread (2004), Reviving Ophelia (2010), The Goob (2014), Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008), Summer Games (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, small town, teenage pregnancy, friendship, life is a bitch, single parent, youth, family problems, teenage life, human nature, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage life, family life, obsession, youth, parents and children, single parent, buried truth, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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 ⇓
76%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
68%
 6.9
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: touching, serious, surreal, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, obsession, family relations, youth, friendship between boys, self acceptance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 2K
White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, gay teenager, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, self discovery, family problems, dealing with death, misfit, coming of age, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, teenage love, friendship, romance, true love, youth, friends, revolution, political unrest, love and romance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 244
Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, youth, hopes, romance, family life, human spirit, parents and children, rebelliousness, teenage life, bittersweet, clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
50%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, hospital, pregnancy, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, couples, family relations, boarding school life, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, youth, romance, hopes, small town, rescue, hypnosis, accidental death, death of father, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, coming of age, girl, teenage girl, father, teen angst, romance, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Light in the Piazza (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American woman traveling in Italy with her mother is slender, blonde, beautiful and there is something charmingly naive about her. Fabrizio Naccarelli seems to always know where the mother and daughter will sightsee next. Signor Naccarelli ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: disability, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, fall in love, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, mentally challenged, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, florence, europe, florence italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, homecoming, death in the family, gender bending, couples, family problems, disability, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, brother brother relationship, boy, sexuality, teacher, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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 ⇓
45%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, youth, society, teenage life, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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 273
Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, unlikely couple, love and romance, family problems, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 4K
El Sur (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, youth, dishonesty, romance, coming of age, hopes, book ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, forbidden love, couple relations, society, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 255
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, kids in trouble, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 210
1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 1K
Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, buddies, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, fascism ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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