Movies like Stella 2008

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Stella (2008)
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la frontière de Paris. Cette rentrée va changer sa vie.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, working class, school, misfit, teachers and students, parents and children, mischievous children, elementary school, disorder, streetwise, power relations, youth, friends, family relations, social differences, society, bar, single parent, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, bittersweet, female director, christmas, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends and society mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stella: The Dandelions (2012), The Toy (1976), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Whatever (1998), Mumu (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, mischievous children, family relations, rich and poor, society, screwball, youth, disorder, parents and children, power relations, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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71%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, performer's life, family relations, couples, friends, bittersweet, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 205
Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, hardcase students, mischievous children, school, boarding school life, disorder, youth, social relations, rebellion, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, youth, misfit, elderly, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, rebelliousness, parents and children, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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60%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, power relations, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
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59%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, class differences, power relations, rich and poor, urban, social differences, teenage life, youth, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, wig, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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56%
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, romance, society, family, love and romance, parents and children, working class, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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54%
 6.3
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, self discovery, godparent, coming of age, obsessive quest, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lisa and Marine live a life of relative companionship together, where the only man permitted into the equation is Lisa’s young son, Leo. However, their simple existence is thrown into disarray when Marie meets and falls in love with Alex, a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family problems, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, family relations, haunted by the past, sister sister relationship, strong female presence, family life, fall in love, death in the family, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, coming of age, village life, village, family relations, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, friends, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, tree, book, boy, poverty, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, interracial relations, obsession, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Happy Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young minds, be it personal or that in college, is dealt with aplomb. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, coming of age, lifestyle, couples, buddies, university, fall in love, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: realistic, semi serious, contemplative, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, friendship, high school, coming of age, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, couples, friends, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, parents and children, celebrity culture, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, countryside, bullying, rugby, sexual awakening, teenage life, teenage love, social misfits, youth, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, family relations, feral man, hidden identity, teenage life, separated parents, society, eccentric family, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: school, youth, disorder, power relations, family relations, social relations, friends, mischievous children, rivalry, young heroes, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%