Movies like Off the Map 2003

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Off the Map (2003)
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Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, reflective, dramatic, depressing, sweet ...
Plot: desert, depression, coming of age, youth, hippie, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, map, family problems, eccentric family, celebrity culture, family in crisis, mental illness, childhood, transformation, love, dog, school, gay, native american, mountain, snake, ocean, painter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, korea, spain, san diego california, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, melancholic and touching films with plots about storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, family relations, family drama and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Off the Map: Bee Season (2005), Down in the Delta (1998), White Oleander (2002), Jack (2004), Noi the Albino (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, hopes, human nature, society, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, starting over, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional character, family in crisis, life is a bitch, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, fall in love, family problems, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 450
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gender, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Noi the Albino (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: gas station, coming of age, friendship, map, village, museum, axe, birthday, genius, isolation, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iceland, singapore, hawaii, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, first love, high school life, social misfits, adolescence, shyness, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, couples, small town life ...
Place: nebraska, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 51K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, generation gap, promiscuity, snow, storm ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, island, virginity, runaway, coming of age, single parent, commune, environmentalism, illness, scythe, diabetic, peeping tom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, eviction, infidelity, couple relations, city life, parents and children, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, self discovery, desert, love, sex, highway, road trip, salesman, midlife crisis, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, murder, small town, curse, tavern, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: school, mental illness, teacher, friendship, inspiration, play, rabbit, misfit, bedroom, introspection, estrangement, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 45K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, dysfunctional character, parents and children, unfulfillment, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, self acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, cold war, hungarian, immigrants, coming of age, family, human nature, society, misfit, on the run, americana, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, loss of parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, drinking problem, alcohol abuse, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.4
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Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, single parent, terminal illness, death in the family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, starting over, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, couples, skyscraper, death in the family, family life, family in crisis, dealing with death, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, false accusation, redemption, church, self discovery, small town life, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, coming of age, friendship, domestic violence, civil rights, haunted by the past, african american, teenage life, small town, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, family problems, parents and children, human nature, introspection, society, urban, dysfunctional family, suicide, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, cleveland ohio, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, starting over, single parent, haunted by the past, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, family relations, self discovery, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, humiliation, family secret, poet, death in the family, incestuous relationship, drinking problem, grief, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 24K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, protective parent, falling in love, dignity, freak ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, high school, boy, abusive husband, parenting, divorced parents, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2003, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: biting, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, family values, family life, take over, family problems, family relations, worn out, society, inheritance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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