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, thought provoking, art house, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, kids in trouble, family relations, romance, teenage life, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, teenage girl, teenage boy, runaway, coming of age, friends, mental institution, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, on the run, lifestyle, social relations, clinic ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris 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, female director and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Water: In Bloom (2013), Booky's Crush (2009), Mouchette (1967), In Mom's Head (2007), Something in the Air (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, serious, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, civil war, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, 90s
Place: georgia, georgia (former ussr), europe, caucasus, eastern europe ...
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100%
 6.1
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, society, family, romance, love and romance, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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100%
 7.7
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: art house, sexy, emotional, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, existentialism, suicide, child abuse, youth, innocence lost, children, drug addiction, village, loneliness, death, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, europe, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 394
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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, secret, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, captivating, psychological, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, coming of age, teenage life, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, youth, society, working class, counterculture, politics, riot ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 60s, year 1971
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ 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: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, writers, friendship, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, family relations, culture clash, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, loneliness, adolescence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, father son relationship, teenage boy, orchestra conductor, playing piano, father son reunion, little boy, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life, friends, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: youth, coming of age, brother brother relationship, summer, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, countryside, boy, teenager, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, youth, kids in trouble, family problems, uncontrollable, parents and children, school, teen angst, alienation, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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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, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, gay, lgbt, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: touching, emotional, romantic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: suicide, death, adventure, secrets, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, on the road, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, san francisco, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 218
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, lyon, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 413
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: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unplanned pregnancy, introspection, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, elderly, coming of age, crimes, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: drug addiction, teenager, redemption, addiction, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, chinese, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
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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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teen drinking, depression, high school, teenage life, social differences, human spirit, youth, gain trust, life is a bitch, society, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 321
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: girls' night, date night, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, friendship, love and romance, family relations, youth, couples, friends, coming out, unfulfilled love, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 461
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: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: erotic, sexy, clever, ironic, visually appealing ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragedy, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, first contact, life & death, hospital, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
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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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, working class, power relations, disorder, elementary school, mischievous children, misfit, school, parents and children, teachers and students, streetwise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, family problems, society, youth, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, friendship, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: kleptomania, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, family, bittersweet, countryside, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, parents and children, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
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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, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%