Movies like Circumstance

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Circumstance (2011)
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Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, first lesbian experience, lesbian relationship, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, love triangle, rebellion, youth, friendship, obsession, love and romance, rebelliousness, teenage girl, party, friends, hip hop, coming of age, siblings relations, bittersweet, sexual identity, female director, male homosexuality, love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran

Most similar movies to Circumstance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, teenage life, coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Circumstance: The Secrets (2007), Bloomington (2010), Everybody Dies But Me (2008), I'm Gonna Explode (2008), Valley (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, best friends, self discovery, haunted by the past, forbidden love, rebelliousness, friendship, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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80%
 5.9
 5K
Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, child star, college life, social relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, teenage love, friendship, romance, rebellion, youth, society, on the road, social differences, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.9
 53
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, love and romance, youth, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 306
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 166
Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, best friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, self discovery, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, unsupportive friend, teenage girl, sexuality, sex scene, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 883
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, love and romance, rebelliousness, death in the family, motorcycle race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 45
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 699
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, estrangement, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 2K
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 370
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, society, love and romance, teenage love, discrimination, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, year 1975
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, friendship, immigrants, youth, unfulfillment, society, unfulfilled love, love, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, designer, downfall, drugs/alcohol, singleness, social differences, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 3K
Love Sick (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, friendship, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, student life, gender, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, hopes, elderly, golden years, coming of age, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.2
 444
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, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, writer's life, family in crisis, teachers and students, teenage life, innocence lost, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 5K
Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, attempted rape, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, bait, estrangement, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, power relations, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 395
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, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, youth, family relations, friendship, family in crisis, solace, friends, public health, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the rules, love and romance, dull life, teenage life, rebelliousness, deadend life, adolescence vs adulthood, miscarriage, pregnancy, restaurant, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 518
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, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%