Movies like Broken Roads

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Broken Roads (2012)
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy, captivating
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, love, death, coming of age, loss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, teenage life, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Broken Roads: Lake Tahoe (2008), Absence (2014), Swimmers (2005), Crackie (2009), Buddha Mountain (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, self discovery, teenage life, shaolin, family relations, youth, small town, coming of age, small town life, baby, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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95%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth, child as adult, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, family relations, friendship, youth, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
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77%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, youth, single parent, prostitute, small town life, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
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76%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, best friends, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
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71%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, social relations, family problems, small town, fall in love, island, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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69%
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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69%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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60%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, infidelity, church, accident, redemption, sheriff, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, family life, small town, youth, rivalry, dog, siblings relations, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, favoritism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, friendship, parents and children, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, lifestyle, couples, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, youth, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, half brother, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, homeless, lifestyle, teenage life, redemption, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
47%
 5.8
 94
Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, teenage life, haunted by the past, estrangement, teenage love, elderly, relationship vs career, youth, family relations, couples, aging, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They ...
Style: serious, touching, contemplative, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, teenage life, parents and children, youth, transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coma, father son relationship, hospital, city life, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, portugal, europe
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46%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, power relations, reach out, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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44%
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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, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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43%
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, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, boy, teenage boy, therapist, mother son relationship, coming of age, undressing, bare chested boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, strong female presence, restaurant, beach, cigarette smoking, food, kiss, bird, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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42%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, introspection, parents and children, redemption, youth, one more chance, family problems, estrangement, estranged father, fear of commitment, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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42%
 4.8
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: adoption, custody, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, rivalry, parents and children, family problems, fighting the system, teenage life, single parent, legal, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: solitude, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, teenage love, family problems, losing-it hero, estrangement, misfit, society, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family problems, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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41%