Movies like The Grand Highway

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The Grand Highway (1987)
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The Grand Highway (1987)
Original name: Le Grand Chemin
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with Martine, the ten-year- old girl next door, and learns from her about life.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: countryside, village life, coming of age, village, friendship, summer vacation, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, family problems, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world, social relations, small town, tomboy, fishing, female nudity, church, wine, cemetery, male nudity, gargoyle, rabbit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, village and countryside mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Grand Highway: Cider with Rosie (2015), My Uncle Antoine (1971), Week-ends (2014), The Outlander (2005), Obaba (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, society, youth, friendship, village life, teenager, military police, childhood, countryside, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
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95%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: emotional, humorous, contemplative, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, family problems, small town life, family life, innocence lost, life is a bitch, eccentric family, teenage life, dealing with death, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
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87%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, breakup, self discovery, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, love affair, friends, village life, social relations, village, fall in love, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, handicap ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 947
Obaba (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.
Style: semi serious
Plot: village, self discovery, village life, lizard, filmmaker, countryside, human nature, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, small town, social relations, mountain village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
La reine blanche (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1960, in a coastal town near to Nantes, Jean Ripoche lives with his wife Liliane, their four children and Liliane’s father Lucien. Jean divides his time between running his plumbing business and making a float for the Nantes carnival. The ...
Plot: drunkenness, cafe, girl, small town, father daughter relationship, festival, family relations, friendship, bathtub, parade, menage a trois, stepfather stepson relationship
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, danger, couples, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mother daughter relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mondo (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, touching
Plot: orphan, beach, youth, social misfits, village, adoption, family relations, village life, friends, society, friendship, bicycle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, italy, french riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Proud Ones (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, world war one, social relations, wartime life, village life, religions or cults, farm, life is a bitch, human nature, society, village ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, streetwise, school, misfit, elementary school, disorder, teachers and students, parents and children, mischievous children, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, village, domestic disturbance, parents and children, teenage life, youth, intrigue, innocence lost, buddies, friends, social relations, village life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 888
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town life, teenage love, couple relations, teenage life, fall in love, self discovery, youth, best friends, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ana and the Others (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twenty-something Ana, now living in Buenos Aires, returns to her native city of Paraná. She meets old school mates, old friends, makes new ones, and starts to rethink her life, and perhaps change her future.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, road not taken, social differences, human nature, true love, family life, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, obsessive quest, reunion, homecoming ...
Time: future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, self discovery, teenage love, clergy, moral dilemma, family problems, breakup, religions or cults, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, rough, thought provoking, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, village life, family relations, village, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 193
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: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, coming of age, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, siblings relations, mischievous children, youth, family life, friends, coming of age, countryside, brazilian, car hit by a train, unemployed ...
Time: 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 252
The New World (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy who worships all things American comes of age in Orleans, where over 14,000 American GIs were stationed.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, jazz, family relations, couples, coming of age, best friends, lifestyle, youth, soldier, friendship, rock, experimenting ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, countryside, elderly, coming of age, village, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, family problems, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, countryside, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, masturbation, friends, mysterious character, haunted by the past, stranger, teenage girl, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, village, parents and children, dealing with death, ghost, youth, family relations, village life, friends, social relations, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes, death in the family, dealing with death, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 874
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, death in the family, dealing with death, love and romance, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, countryside, siblings relations, family relations, forceful separation, life turned upside down, coming of age, rebelliousness, brother, summer, teenage boy, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.
Style: semi serious, touching, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: diary, family relations, marriage, family life, couples, marital problem, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family feud, taxi driver, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, year 1998 ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, family problems, society, youth, parents and children, disability, small town life, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 8K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
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, teacher, countryside, family relations, latin, civil war, fascism, human nature, parents and children, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, catalonia, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: countryside, family relations, social relations, small town, friends, fall in love, love and romance, friendship, world war one, best friends, small town life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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