Movies like Summer's End

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Summer's End (1999)
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, small town, youth, friends, family relations, society, family problems, social relations, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, fishing, death, summer, past, doctor, boy, african american, city, lake, teenage boy, death of father, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa

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Most similar movies to Summer's End

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, friends, friendship, society, coming of age and small town mostly in Drama, Family and Music genres. Some movies like Summer's End: Sudie and Simpson (1990), The Sweetest Gift (1998), Swimmers (2005), Perfect Harmony (1991), When I Find the Ocean (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, youth, opposites attract, hopes, discrimination ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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95%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, discrimination, racism, life is a bitch, youth, society, family, friends, injustice, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
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86%
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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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Perfect Harmony (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1950s, a private school in the south undergoes racial tension as it experiences desegregation. Can a love of music help ease the pain?
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, racism, friends, social relations, lifestyle, music, youth, music band, society, dedicated educator ...
Time: 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, estrangement, pets, youth, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: farm, family relations, master and servant, hopes, society, orphan, youth, nothing goes right, coming of age, obsessive quest, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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53%
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Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, estrangement, death in the family, brother sister relationship, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, friendship, small town life, isolation, village life, americana, village, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: society, youth, family relations, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, orphan, family problems, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, hopes, family relations, social relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, countryside, police chase, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: uplifting, feel good, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, friendship, christmas, friends, small town life, family gatherings, countryside, adult virgin, eccentric family, family life, buddies ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: society, family relations, love and romance, youth, culture clash, religions or cults, social relations, fall in love, coming of age, religion, jewish, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, family, youth, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, bullying, soccer, boys' choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, youth, coming of age, family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, teenage girl, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, social relations, family relations, interracial relations, family life, obsession, youth, small town life, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, society, legal, family problems, social relations, injustice, small town, rich and poor, racism, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I'll Remember April (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: japanese soldier, friendship between boys, soldier, world war two, war, military, wartime life, racism, friends, prejudice, boy, interracial relations ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, family problems, single parent, hopes, family, parents and children, friendship, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, buddies, elderly, golden years, friends, small town, funeral, boy, friendship between boys, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, racism, human nature, friendship, americana, isolation, introspection, teenage life, small town, small town life, hopes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, countryside, small town, young heroes, hopes, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, redemption, optimism, human nature, misfit, family problems, parents and children, small town, cause and meaning, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, destiny, human nature, grandmother granddaughter relationship, girl, children, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, family relations, church, family life, human nature, society, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, against the odds, school, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, hopes, youth, self discovery, farm, poverty, bittersweet, social relations, small town life, countryside, small town ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, friendship, mischievous children, family life, youth, pets, best friends, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%