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Carol's Journey (2002)
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Original name: El viaje de Carol
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan, friends, love and romance, family life, village life, hopes, society, coming of age, bittersweet, cocoon, love, dancing, airplane, fight ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, madrid, galicia

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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, youth, society, friendship, coming of age and father son relationship mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Carol's Journey: Face (2002), Butterfly (1999), Blame it on Fidel (2006), Pellet (2000), Secrets of the Heart (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, human nature, friendship, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, fascism, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radical, politics, family life, political unrest, family problems, journalism, hopes, immigrants, state affairs, parents and children, dysfunctional family, abortion ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cuba, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Pellet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: abusive father, child abuse, kids in trouble, friendship, social worker, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, family relations, social relations, coming of age, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, ghost, parents and children, village life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Sea of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can't explain ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: family life, village life, parents and children, coming of age, alcohol abuse, family relations, religions or cults, youth, hopes, social relations, village, farm ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, master and servant, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, obsession, parents and children, republican, love and romance, soldier ...
Place: spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: school, grandmother, orphan, youth, young heroes, society, coming of age, mischievous children, single parent, imperialism, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, bleak, touching, tense ...
Plot: political unrest, friendship, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Pudana: Last of the Line (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A little Nenets girl Neko is taken against her will from her home to a boarding school in a remote Russian village. Forced to adapt to a foreign culture and new customs, Neko rebels and decides to flee, hoping to get back to her family and old ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, society, social relations, family relations, youth, parents and children, culture clash, village life, bittersweet, boarding school, girl, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, state affairs, estrangement, social relations, parents and children, village life, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, single parent, family in crisis, addiction, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, cold war, family relations, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, on the run, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1950 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, disability, prodigy, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: man boy relationship, social worker, orphan, adoption, single parent, village, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, epic, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, society, coming of age, parents and children, village life, village, diary, emigration, siblings relations, teenage life, mountain, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: village life, idealism, countryside, coming of age, nun, family relations, geologist, teenage life, village, family life, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, paris france, spain, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, parents and children, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
 12K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, sexual initiation, childhood, poverty, demonstration, politics, classmate, youth, historical event, communism, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, youth, battles, family problems, family relations, human nature, death in the family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 218
Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, dysfunctional family, self discovery, prank, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, generation gap, society, youth, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth, single parent, love and romance, child custody, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, love affair, forbidden love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, starting over, couples, parents and children, human nature, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 7K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, fighting the system, separated, court, mercy, convent school, custody, church, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, scotland, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%