Movies like Sandcastle

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Sandcastle (2010)
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true to what he knows to be right. And in a family that prefers to forget, the sandcastles of all he holds dear seem doomed to be washed away by the tides of time.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, introspection, teenage life, youth, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family life, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, bittersweet, infidelity, teenage boy, student, girlfriend, computer, masturbation, cemetery, bartender, chinese, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia

Most similar movies to Sandcastle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems and self discovery mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sandcastle: Pandora's Box (2008), Bilal's Stand (2010), Face (2002), Absence (2014), Blessed (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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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75%
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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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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61%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, 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 ⇓
54%
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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
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family life, obsession, family relations, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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51%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, interracial relations, family relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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49%
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, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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46%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, family problems, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, friends, best friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, youth, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, one more chance, redemption, parents and children, fear of commitment, estranged father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, rough, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference, partying, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
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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, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
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40%
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, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, accidental death, death of wife, grief, society, love, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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39%
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, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, family problems, youth, orphan, society, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, shaolin, youth, family relations, small town, coming of age, small town life, grieving mother, bruce lee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, family life, small town, youth, rivalry, dog, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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38%
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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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
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Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, parents and children, self discovery, youth, family problems, family relations, rebelliousness, rebellion, hippie, rape victim, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, hopes, coming of age, family relations, animal training, dog, parents and children, ambition, boss and employee, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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36%