Movies like Eli & Ben

If you like "Eli & Ben" you are looking for sentimental, touching and serious movies about / with teenage life, investigation, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations and child protagonist themes of Drama and Family genre shot in Israel.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Eli & Ben (2008)
 6.7
 119
Eli & Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, investigation, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations, child protagonist, betrayal, father son relationship, embezzlement, coming of age, best friends, lie, concussion, architect, boy, betrayal by friend, bully, girl, child as main character, 12 year old, revenge, learning to drive, hot chocolate, false passport
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Eli & Ben

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, friends and teenager mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Eli & Ben: Timboektoe (2007), The Letter Writer (2011), Off the Black (2006), Spin (2003), Absence (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 1K
Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, fish out of water, family, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Letter Writer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family relations, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, aging, youth, religions or cults, father daughter relationship, friendship, destiny, honesty, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, family relations, sport team, youth, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 489
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, society, youth, family problems, friends, orphan, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 144
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, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, youth, dishonesty, high school, parents and children, family relations, teachers and students, high school life, power relations, social relations, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 1K
Furious (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sven (15) will be director and has been busy filming. He films his friends, especially those to do free running and put the videos on YouTube. He asks Roosmarijn to work on his first feature film. They may not know that he gets a thrashing at home ...
Style: touching, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, filmmaking, abusive father, father son relationship, teenage love, skateboard, forgiveness, buddies, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, youth, friends, sport team, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 165
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, animal life, friends, family relations, pets, father son relationship, child protagonist, elementary school, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 52
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, teenage life, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, wig, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 283
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, elderly, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, family, family relations, teachers and students, youth, village, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 614
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 718
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, mischievous children, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family life, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, love and romance, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friends, best friends, youth, leukemia, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, family, life is a bitch, death, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 547
Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, friends, child abuse, teenage sexuality, youth, bittersweet, female director, underage sex, female masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 254
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 801
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, crimes, dishonesty, social relations, family problems, family relations, private vs public, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Horse for Summer (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, spiritual
Plot: starting over, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family business, family problems, hopes, youth, crimes, juvenile delinquency, animal life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 237
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
boy movies
boy
3691
bully movies
1553
girl movies
2723
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, stranger, christian propaganda, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, christian film
Plot: society, family relations, love and romance, youth, culture clash, fall in love, coming of age, religions or cults, social relations, death of father, jewish, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 219
The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, animal life, pets, youth, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, quibbling, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 243
Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations, female director
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 37
Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, countryside, twentysomething life, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 216
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: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, 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 ⇓
45%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, ambition, youth, follow your dream, family life, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%