Movies like Cold Water

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Cold Water (1994)
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Cold Water (1994)
Original name: L'Eau froide
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, Christine's father ships her off to a home for emotionally disturbed children, temporarily putting space between her and Gilles. Luckily for them, though, she escapes and the couple contemplate running away together.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, romance, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, school, teenage girl, teenage boy, runaway, mental institution, friends, clinic, life is a bitch, love and romance, on the run, society, human nature, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to Cold Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Water: Booky's Crush (2009), In Mom's Head (2007), Something in the Air (2012), The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003), In Bloom (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, family, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, mother and daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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63%
Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, working class, counterculture, youth, society, vandalism, social relations, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: france, europe, florence italy, paris france, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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42%
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, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stepfather, single mother, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
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37%
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: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, father son reunion, youth, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, coming of age, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, obsession, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, 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: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Invisible Circus (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After learning that her sister, Faith (Cameron Diaz), has committed suicide in Portugal, Phoebe (Jordana Brewster), an 18-year-old hippie, decides to uproot from her San Francisco home to travel to Europe. Phoebe hopes to discover and experience the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: suicide, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, on the road, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, youth, human nature, terrorism, sister ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Harmful Insect (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sachiko is about to encounter the most difficult moments in her young life. Her father abandons her and her mother attempts to commit suicide by slashing her wrist. Her teacher, whom she relies on heavily, leaves for northern Japan to ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, kids in trouble, uncontrollable, family problems, danger, youth, life is a bitch, school, teen angst, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 198
Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, youth, family problems, coming of age, godparent, self discovery, single parent, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: introspection, human nature, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, youth, elderly, coming of age, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, addiction, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, estrangement, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, rebellion, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, friends, dealing with death, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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30%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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29%
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: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, immigrants, society, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, youth, love, couples, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, sincere, touching, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, school, disorder, power relations, elementary school, misfit, mischievous children, streetwise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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No and Me (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teen drinking, high school, depression, human spirit, social differences, teenage life, youth, parents and children, teenage love, best friends, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicide thoughts, suicidal thoughts, friendship, coming of age, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, feral man, family relations, hidden identity, teenage life, separated parents, society, eccentric family, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, love and romance, lifestyle, estrangement, family problems, journalism, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, high school life, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%