Movies like Bluebird

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Bluebird (2013)
 5.9
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: bus, teenage life, drug abuse, vengeance, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, small town life, working class, small town, isolation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, rivalry, family in crisis, social relations, winter, driver, school bus
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa

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Most similar movies to Bluebird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, coming of age, single parent and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bluebird: Low Tide (2012), About Sunny (2011), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Cook County (2008), Toe to Toe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 490
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, sincere, rough ...
Plot: small town, working class, alcohol abuse, society, family problems, realism, coming of age, single parent, youth, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 284
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, urban, moral dilemma, society, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, single parent, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, single parent, youth, society, alcohol abuse, coming of age, family problems, teenage life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 482
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 ⇓
70%
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 5.2
 442
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, power relations, social relations, self discovery, youth, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, rich and poor, friends, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 631
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 ⇓
63%
Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, biting
Plot: alcohol abuse, social relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hollywood, small town life, youth, dysfunctional family, small town, abuse, religion, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 127
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, family in crisis, social misfits, life is a bitch, danger, single parent, youth, family problems, family life, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, single father, family relations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, dealing with death, babies and infants, youth, death in the family, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 408
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, down on your luck, life is a bitch, youth, woman in danger, drug abuse, teenage life, family problems, urban ghetto life, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: society, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, youth, single parent, working class, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 72
Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: realism, family problems, child as adult, drug abuse, single parent, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family relations, dysfunctional family, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: small town, small town life, family problems, wilderness, introspection, society, human nature, sexual abuse, family relations, life turned upside down, working class, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: suburbs, family problems, youth, single parent, eviction, working class, society, parents and children, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, legal, small town, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 503
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: pregnancy, small town life, youth, social relations, family relations, small town, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, parents and children, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 255
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, high school, pregnancy, family relations, couples, lifestyle, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, adult virgin, siblings relations, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, daydreamer, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.9
 555
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: suburbs, teenage life, self discovery, single parent, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, coming of age, social relations, family relations, suburban life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 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 ⇓
43%
 7.0
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: island, redemption, social misfits, hopes, couples, small town life, family problems, friendship, estrangement, family relations, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 936
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: mental illness, obsessive quest, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 449
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 ⇓
37%
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 5.8
 240
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, teenage life, small town life, family problems, family life, school, youth, single parent, coming of age, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, romance, parents and children, family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, island, youth, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 324
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 ⇓
35%
 6.4
 419
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, social relations, power relations, youth, single parent, isolation, family relations, small town, obsession, high school life, human nature, mathematics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
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, serious, tense
Plot: social relations, coming of age, parents and children, youth, dysfunctional family, under the surface, family relations, small town life, family problems, teenage life, favoritism, small town
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 723
Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: isolation, social misfits, coming of age, family relations, misfit, single parent, youth, parents and children, tiger, single father, home schooling, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%