Movies like The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay

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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, youth, parents and children, family problems, one more chance, redemption, coming of age, estrangement, father daughter relationship, estranged father, fear of commitment, summer vacation, family relations, first sex, hopes, human nature, lake or river, isolation, bittersweet, swimming, vacation, lake, literature, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona

Most similar movies to The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, youth, coming of age and estrangement mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay: Twelve Mile Road (2003), Face (2002), Lifted (2010), Bilal's Stand (2010), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: troubled teen, farmer, teenage life, friendship, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, youth, family problems, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, friends, coming of age, single parent, culture clash, youth, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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91%
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, hopes, military life, military, wartime life, soldier, contests and competitions, family in crisis, follow your dream, overcoming, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, follow your dream, teenage life, family business, self discovery, workplace, family life, society, youth, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, self discovery, hopes, estrangement, elderly, parents and children, family relations, countryside, family problems, aging, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family gatherings, family relations, reunion, single parent, bittersweet, siblings relations, unfulfillment, golden years, dysfunctional family, elderly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, parents and children, unlikely couple, teenage life, family problems, introspection, single parent, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family problems, family relations, youth, friendship, human nature, family in crisis, social relations, power relations, friends, solace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, single parent, family problems, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, farm, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: addiction, sexual content, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family in crisis, drug abuse, youth, small town, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, introspection, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, country house, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, awkward situation, estranged father, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, emotional
Plot: elderly, hopes, family problems, couples, estrangement, aging, couple relations, righting the wronged, siblings relations, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, friendship, teenage life, reunion, youth, high school, high school life, sport team, family relations, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, family problems, death in the family, redemption, haunted by the past, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, single parent, youth, death of lover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, reunion, family problems, hopes, custody, rivalry, estrangement, babies and infants, family relations, family gatherings, child custody, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, lifestyle, homeless, teenage life, urban ghetto life, redemption, hopes, forceful separation, youth, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, society, family problems, youth, parents and children, small town life, disability, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, law firm, family in crisis, single father, death of mother, little girl, gender, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: gang, homecoming, heist, going straight, crimes, family problems, immigrants, aging, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, youth, single parent, therapist, teenage boy, boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, drawing, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: elderly, dysfunctional family, golden years, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, redemption, family feud, aging, introspection, reach out, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: death, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, siblings relations, dealing with death, family relations, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, family problems, babies and infants, human spirit, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family problems, love and romance, single parent, youth, family life, human nature, dysfunctional family, friendship, disgraced, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 830
Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, solitude, introspection, teenage life, family problems, losing-it hero, teenage love, society, misfit, estrangement, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, terminal illness, human nature, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: homecoming, going straight, starting over, estrangement, dysfunctional family, reunion, crimes, family problems, redemption, parents and children, hopes, puerto rican ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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