Movies like Sunday's Children

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Sunday's Children (1992)
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Sunday's Children (1992)
Original name: Söndagsbarn
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Little Pu spends a summer in Norrland with all his relatives. He and his brother get to hear the story about the watchmaker who hung himself, learns to shoot with a bow and follow his father on a bicycle trip.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, youth, clergy, parents and children, self discovery, family life, family problems, society, summer, masturbation, childhood, father son relationship, killing an animal, breast feeding, preacher, minister, defecation
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe

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Most similar movies to Sunday's Children

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, society, coming of age and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sunday's Children: The Best Intentions (1992), Exit Marrakech (2013), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Prince William (2002), Red Leaves (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, talky ...
Plot: clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Place: eastern europe
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95%
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, estrangement, family problems, escapades, society, impossible love, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
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76%
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, controversial
Plot: lifestyle, teenage life, royal family, state affairs, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, family problems, coming of age, paparazzi, queen of england ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family relations, society, golden years, parents and children, family problems, immigrants, elderly, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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58%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, family problems, family life, parents and children, redemption, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family, aging, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: circus, dysfunctional family, performer's life, self discovery, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, youth, parents and children, family relations, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: hungary
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55%
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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, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, society, couples, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
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54%
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, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, snobbism, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, youth, society, artists and showbiz, against the odds, siblings relations, working class, homecoming, family life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: europe, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, society, survival, betrayal, youth, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
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42%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching ...
Plot: transsexual, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, coming of age, unfulfillment, society, youth, estrangement, transvestism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
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41%
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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, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, introspection, teenage life, family relations, escape from reality, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, youth, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, single parent, disability, human nature, parents and children, misfit, fighting the system, youth, legal action, rebellion, society, autism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, sexy
Plot: politics, adventure, ship, family relations, misfit, family problems, hopes, state affairs, parents and children, ocean, missing child, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, elderly lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: tense, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, on the road, family problems, bittersweet, siblings relations, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, family in crisis, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: autobiography, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, mental illness, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, boarding school life, parents and children, boarding school, family problems, kids in trouble ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, youth, society, parents and children, family problems, small town life, disability, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gideon's Daughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
Plot: introspection, relationship vs career, love affair, election, politics, estrangement, family problems, redemption, family relations, parents and children, summer, celebrity ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 7K
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: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, civil war, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), georgia, europe, caucasus, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Whore's Son (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was ...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, lifestyle, uncover truth, youth, coming of age, family relations, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, mother son relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, transplant, family problems, organ donation ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%