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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, youth, family relations, first sex, parents and children, hopes, family problems, human nature, one more chance, lake or river, redemption, introspection, isolation, coming of age, estrangement, swimming, vacation, summer vacation, lake, bus, dysfunctional family, funeral, trailer home, alcoholic father, handyman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, hopes, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay: A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), The Gathering (1977), Cook County (2008), Bilal's Stand (2010), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, uplifting, touching
Plot: siblings relations, unsupportive spouse, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, elderly, couple relations, aging, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, dysfunctional family, elderly, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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92%
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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: suspenseful, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, drugs/alcohol, addiction, small town, redemption, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, society, high school life, hopes, parents and children, follow your dream, family in crisis, family business, religions or cults, family relations, urban, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, love and romance, family life, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, self discovery, family relations, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, bridge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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82%
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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: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, social relations, overdose, estrangement, introspection, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: follow your dream, military, audition, performer's life, wartime life, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, contests and competitions, soldier, coming of age, separated ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, alabama, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, golden years, escapades, hopes, haunted by the past, on the road, elderly, obsessive quest, estrangement, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, suburban life, unfulfillment, redemption, estrangement, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: serious, emotional, sincere, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, family problems, death in the family, family relations, single parent, youth, coming of age, redemption, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 1K
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, emotional, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: elderly, hopes, golden years, parents and children, unfulfillment, family reunited, crumbling marriage, family problems, family feud, aging, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, self discovery, family relations, religions or cults, orphan, redemption, family problems, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, emotional, bleak, serious, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teachers and students, siblings relations, coming of age, youth, child as adult, family problems, teenage life, family relations, power relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 154
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, teenage life, legal, single parent, youth, family problems, adoption, righting the wronged, parents and children, custody, courtroom drama, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: gloomy, psychological, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, urban, introspection, aging, elderly, coming of age, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teachers and students, when the parents are away, family problems, innocence lost, teenage life, youth, dysfunctional family, family relations, power relations, environmentalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 712
Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, biting
Plot: summer camp, child abuse, kids in trouble, power relations, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, youth, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, human nature, family relations, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: youth, family relations, religions or cults, friends, teenage life, college, friendship, mysterious character, parents and children, airplane, airport, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, death in the family, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, drinking problem, native american, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, social misfits, hopes, coming of age, youth, win over, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, hopes, urban ghetto life, teenage life, urban ghetto, friends, homeless, redemption, life is a bitch, city life, forceful separation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, life is a bitch, parents and children, communication problem, child illness, social misfits, moral dilemma, misfit, society, family relations, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 133
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: cross, forgiveness, gay parent, homosexuality, hate, christianity, last wish, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family relations, psychiatry, debate, court hearing, family dinner, funeral, stand up comedian, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 663
King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, crime and punishment, suburbs, teenage life, one more chance, family relations, human spirit, hopes, redemption, adoption, haunted by the past, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: troubled teen, farmer, couple relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, couples, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, friendship, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 183
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, godparent, family problems, obsessive quest, coming of age, dysfunctional family, self discovery, single parent, youth, introspection, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, family life, family problems, family relations, coming of age, youth, death, car accident, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%