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Desperados on the Block (2009)
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Desperados on the Block (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their paths cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich: Clara, Motek, and Sin are three strangers in Germany, longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call "home". DESPERADOS ON THE BLOCK is an award-winning independent feature written & directed by Tomasz E. Rudzik.
Style: touching, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, youth, romance, misfit, cause and meaning, love and romance, student life, looking for love, society, social misfits, immigrants, college life, communication problem, bittersweet, love, male female relationship, train, bicycle, deaf mute, second chance, absurd humor, a vision, nervous breakdown, sign language, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, romance, youth, society, bittersweet, fall in love and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Desperados on the Block: Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), City of Life (2009), The Empty Hours (2013), The Green Chariot (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, student life, youth, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
85%
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City of Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, anthology
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, culture clash, rich and poor, looking for love, job seeking, family relations, love and romance, romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, coming of age, seduction, motel, seaside, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, male full rear nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
52%
 6.4
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, break-up, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, homecoming, prostitute, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, misfit, unlikely couple, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Architecture 101 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Seung Min was on his first year at the Academy of Architecture, he met Seo Yeon. She was a musician student, and Seung Min totally fell in love with her. Years have passed, and now he meets Seo Yeon again - she asks him to rebuild her ...
Style: serious, touching, non-linear, realistic
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Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 261
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, youth, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 134
One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, infidelity, couple relations, nightclub, meaning of life, male female relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: mute or deaf, forbidden love, love affair, youth, love and romance, rebelliousness, coming of age, young lovers, misfit, rebellion, bittersweet, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, romance, social differences, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, society, fall in love, interracial relations, couples, culture clash ...
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Place: cambodia, asia, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shadows of Time (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Ravi and Masha are just children when they were sold into labour by their parents. When they meet, friendship blossoms between them but when the factory manager threatens to sell Masha, possibly into sex slavery, Ravi gives up his hard earned ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Felix and Meira (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, society, unlikely couple, religions or cults, infidelity, romance, love story, social differences, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, forbidden love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 873
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
Gabrielle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, couple relations, society, romance, mentally challenged, love and romance, music band, bittersweet, social misfits, music, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 254
Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, young lovers, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, introspection, family problems, friends, self discovery, coming of age, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 292
Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, couples, fall in love, small town, friends, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.4
 3K
Futuro Beach (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, drowning, love and romance, travel, fall in love, immigrants, gender, society, family relations, tragedy, gay love, lifeguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, brazil, portugal, berlin germany, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
Harvest (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, coming out, farm, apprentice, countryside, couples, gender, coming of age, sexual attraction, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
 6.8
 169
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, romance, couples, love and romance, female director, naivete
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 1K
The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, unlikely couple, youth, love and romance, sexual content, family relations, coming of age, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 2K
3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, passion, sister sister relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 147
Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%