Movies like Zozo

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Zozo (2005)
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Zozo (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: orphan, immigrants, fish out of water, young heroes, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, wartime life, young love, boy, childhood trauma, child, human rights, boyhood, lebanese civil war, school, bully, hospital, theft, grandfather, best friend, bomb, bicycle, airport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, beirut lebanon, middle east, europe, lebanon

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Most similar movies to Zozo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, society, coming of age, life is a bitch, parents and children and boy mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like Zozo: Mother of Mine (2005), Spin (2003), We Can Be Heroes! (2002), Secrets of War (2014), Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, children, holocaust, self discovery, secrets, wartime, loneliness, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, tokyo, japan, germany, sweden ...
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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, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, society, introspection, self discovery, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, family problems, friends, hopes, orphan, eccentric family ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: youth, children, family relations, friends, friendship, parents and children, strong female character, bullying, soccer, hopes, strong female lead, boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship between boys, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenager, world war two, children in wartime, child, best friends, war, village life, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sexy, sad, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, orphan, youth, adoption, child hero, boyhood, childhood, small town, children, parent child relationship, evacuation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: london, europe, england, dunkirk
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, friendship, father figure, follow your dream, elderly, musician's life, hopes, parents and children, family relations, teachers and students, village, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, horse, shopping mall, holiday, family relations, family life, fish out of water, hopes, youth, young heroes, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, wartime life, youth, family relations, friendship, society, culture clash, working class, boy, best friend, boyhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Balls (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere, light ...
Plot: looking for love, parents and children, couples, society, immigrants, aging, family relations, buddies, couple relations, wooing, friends, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, fighting the system, human spirit, rebellion, young heroes, family relations, family problems, youth, society, anti conformity, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
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The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, war crime, torture, violence, murder, orphan, war violence, children, boy, war ...
Time: year 1999, 21st century
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, war, father, coal mine, parents and children, human spirit, hopes, friends, coming of age, korean, society, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, rescue, human spirit, orphan, survival, society, life is a bitch, against humanity, hopes, youth, fugitives, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, life turned upside down, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, addiction, children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
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Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wilderness, boy, friendship, coming of age, best friend, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, youth, friends, adventurer, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, boy, father, urban ghetto, little boy, urban ghetto life
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Song of my mother (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nigar (Zübeyde Ronahi) is not accustomed to living in the big city of Istanbul and longs to return to her village in Southeastern Turkey from where she was supposedly forced to leave after the incidents of ethnic clashes in 90s. Her son Ali (Feyyaz ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, parents and children, aging, misfit, elderly, fish out of water, society, mother son relationship, homecoming, life, getting home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I'll Remember April (1999)
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, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: japanese soldier, world war two, wartime life, coming of age, soldier, friendship between boys, military, war, racism, friends, youth, prejudice ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, children, boy, iraq iran war, mother and son, youth, heroes, society, young heroes, innocence lost, contests and competitions, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 470
Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, bleak
Plot: evacuation, youth, world war two, coming of age, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, family relations, forceful separation, friendship, countryside ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: wales, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, homeless, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, pregnancy, destiny, false accusation, polish ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: youth, friends, childhood, coming of age, countryside, friendship, introspection, regret, peer pressure, home alone, when the parents are away, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, africa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, loss of son, adoption, life is a bitch, muslim, parents and children, family relations, un, bodies, missing person, adopted son, birth mother ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: bosnia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, coming of age, teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, family relations, parents and children, escape from reality, society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: world war one, war, soldier, love triangle, military, siblings relations, teenage love, social relations, family life, family relations, world war two, world war ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, youth, family relations, village, family life, escapades, goat, power relations, village life, isolation, orphan, mischievous children ...
Time: 1880s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
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Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, politics, motherhood, youth, single parent, family problems, political unrest, life turned upside down, communism, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, friendship, homecoming, exile, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, redemption, family relations, farm, children ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: childhood, society, immigration, family problems, family relations, poverty, single parent, life is a bitch, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, girl, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, kids in trouble, starting over, haunted by the past, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%