Movies like Under the Same Moon

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Under the Same Moon (2007)
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Under the Same Moon (2007)
Original name: La misma luna
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, sincere, twists and turns, light, road movie, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, runaway, survival, loneliness, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, immigration, travel, youth, coming of age, grandmother grandson relationship, little boy, illegal immigrant, mexican immigrant, illegal immigration, catastrophe, children, island, depression, death, divorce ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, tokyo, south africa, usa, california, latin america

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Most similar movies to Under the Same Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about youth, friendship, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, hopes and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Under the Same Moon: Instructions Not Included (2013), Firelight (2012), Face (2002), Smile (2005), The North (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, single father, life philosophy, parenting, responsibility, child care, life & death, secrets, parenthood, single parent, character change, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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Smile (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, culture clash, social differences, society, human spirit, human nature, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, journey, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, usa, california, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The North (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, allegory, educational ...
Plot: immigrants, immigration, culture clash, american dream, tragedy, rat, racism, poverty, greed, genocide, mentor, weapons ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, argentina, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: loneliness, holiday, family relations, loss of spouse, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, road trip, widower, family reunited, doctor, aging, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: boy, youth, leaving home, friendship, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, social decay, human spirit, society, hopes, bittersweet, immigrants, u.s. mexico border, migration, mexican immigrant, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surfing, coming of age, self discovery, adventure, youth, escapades, teenage life, society, friendship, on the road, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: impossible love, father son relationship, teenage boy, prostitute, conflict, interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, sad, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, lawyer, single father, parents and children, disability, social services, custody, custody battle, child custody, against the odds, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: custody battle, teenage girl, coming of age, custody, youth, mother daughter relationship, responsibility, family values, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, bully, adolescence, cheetah, youth, adventure, animals, coming of age, desert, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, missing person, hopes, coming of age, track down, crimes, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, self discovery, rescue, friendship, coming of age, hopes, human spirit, children, communism, youth, holocaust, brutality ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, year 1952, post world war two, contemporary
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, europe, greece ...
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional, bad ending ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, slave, african american, old man, distopia, manipulation, god, civil war, creativity, race, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, las vegas, portland oregon, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, single father, haunted by the past, african american, racial segregation, interracial relations, family business ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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41%
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: inspirational, motivational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, single mother, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, youth, school, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, playwright, estrangement, american south, relationships, secret society, family problems, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, death of lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, emotional, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, police investigation, family, betrayal, pets, family bonds, war, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Little Saints (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved ...
Style: sexual, allegory, affectionate, visually appealing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bittersweet, glbt, transsexual, melancholy, wine, life philosophy, poetry, french, eccentricity, virus, life & death, solitude ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, japan, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, obsessive quest, remarry, road trip, sexual content, escapades, friends, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship between boys, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 10K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: sad, inspirational, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, terminal illness, aids, friendship, best friends, childhood, abusive parent, boy, youth, bittersweet, children, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, minnesota, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, military, wartime life, military life, hopes, soldier, society, family in crisis, contests and competitions, youth, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, rich and poor, bittersweet, superhero, writers, male nudity, race issues, teleportation, parenthood, oil, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, california, philadelphia, usa
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40%