Movies like Standing Tall

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Standing Tall (2015)
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Standing Tall (2015)
Original name: La Tête haute
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: touching, serious, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage sex, teen angst, children's home, teenage boy, juvenile delinquency, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, strong female character, judge, anger, compassion, female judge, nervousness, school, violence, secret, psychiatrist, racial prejudice, promise, child custody, reckless driving, reform school, child neglect ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france

Most similar movies to Standing Tall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and disturbing films with plots about family relations, friendship, cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, kiss, drinking and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Standing Tall: Short Term 12 (2013), The Midwife (2017), Punish Me (2006), Boy A (2007), Mommy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: compassionate, emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, foster child, incest, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, hospital, cancer, friend, surgery, friendship, drinking, student, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 544
Punish Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the relationship to her longtime companion is in trouble since their common daughter moved out. Then she ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, obsession, juvenile delinquent, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, sexual abuse, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, sexual relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, sao paulo brazil, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 37K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, going straight, incest, rape, childhood, starting over, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 54K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, mother son relationship, teenage life, incest overtones, troubled teen, anti conformity, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2015, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 8K
Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, melancholic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: college, dormitory, 19 year old, sibling relationship, college student, death of friend, false accusation, drug use, father son relationship, party, nervousness, college campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 32K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 1K
52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, disorder, youth, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 84K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, dysfunctional family, coming of age, kids in trouble, underage drinking, addiction, juvenile delinquency, friends, family problems, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 2K
On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, strong female lead, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, self discovery, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, teenager, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, lesbian relationship ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 333
To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, righting the wronged, workplace situations, misled, rivalry, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, urban, human nature, social differences, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 656
10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: boy, social worker, kids in trouble, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, life is a bitch, isolation, danger, hopes, youth, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, racial slur, male rape, crimes, hate, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, single parent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 61K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, rebelliousness, innocence lost, fall in love, youth, life is a bitch, adolescence, coming of age, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 399
Family Film (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, the film is also unforgettable for its wholly original ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, captivating, sincere, poignant ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lost dog, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, marital crisis, family tragedy, brother sister relationship, shipwreck, survival ...
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 7K
My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, birthday, dancing, nurse, father daughter relationship, old woman, film within a film, brother sister relationship, anxiety, pneumonia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: society, youth, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, social relations, teenager, party, drunkenness, funeral, mother daughter relationship, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, clever, exciting ...
Plot: obsession, kindergarten, dedicated educator, teaching the ways of the world, female teacher, single parent, teachers and students, family relations, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, prodigy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, boston, madrid, jerusalem, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug addiction, blackmail, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, theft, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal, reunion ...
Time: 80s, year 1979, year 1974, 70s, 2010s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, london, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 12K
The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, exciting, sentimental, sad
Plot: prison, animal training, freedom, adventure, redemption, female director, native american, horse, convict, loyalty, transformation, devotion ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 2K
Consequences (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
Style: gay cinema, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, closeted gay, troubled youth, gay, friendship between men, secret, friendship, blackmail, gang leader, manipulation, gay protagonist, sexual repression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, human nature, single parent, incest, coming of age, school, pregnancy, sexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%