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Admissions (2004)
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Admissions (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League institutions for which she seems destined. Dad Harry spends all his time building model trains in the basement, while workaholic mom Martha depends on Evie to take care of her other daughter, developmentally challenged Emily. When she's not busy reading poetry to her sister Emily, Evie hangs out with James (Fran Kranz), the sensitive boy next door, whose romantic overtures prove too confusing to acknowledge. College also seems too daunting, so Evie deliberately blows one university interview after another in the hopes of staying at home as her sister's keeper. Meanwhile, Evie begins passing off her own poems as Emily's, fuelling the belief that her brain-damaged sister is actually a literary savant.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, family life, mentally challenged, family problems, parents and children, sister sister relationship, mental retardation, ghost writer, teenage life, youth, performer's life, human nature, coming of age, siblings relations, bittersweet, female director, christmas, student, college, scientist, male female relationship, bird, poet, teenage girl, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, family life, coming of age and siblings relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Admissions: Future Weather (2012), What Girls Learn (2001), Red Doors (2005), Drunkboat (2010), Of Boys and Men (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gain trust, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, suburbs, coming of age, teenage life, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, society, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: autism, parents and children, moral dilemma, society, social misfits, single parent, youth, nursing, family problems, child illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
67%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, starting over, hopes, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, depression, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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56%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, lifestyle, rise to the top, human spirit, single parent, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, breakup, family relations, relationship vs career, family problems, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice california
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, family life, coming of age, family relations, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, celebrity culture, society ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
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Country: France
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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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, contemplative ...
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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42%
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
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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, lifestyle, love and romance, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, couples, single parent, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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38%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, fall in love, single parent, coming of age, family problems, siblings relations, youth, teenage girl, working class ...
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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
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