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Take Me to the River (2015)
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Take Me to the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, touching, queer cinema, weird
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, family secret, river, gay, injustice, suspicion, summer, child abuse, threat, boy, farm, lgbt, child sexual abuse, children, precocious child, incest, teenage girl, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, horse riding, husband wife relationship, false accusation, prejudice ...
Place: nebraska

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, sincere and realistic films with plots about family relations, food, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, eating, teenager and boy mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Take Me to the River: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), 3 Generations (2015), Spa Night (2016), That Evening Sun (2009), C'mon C'mon (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, society, youth, american indian, indian reservation, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, native american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
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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: captivating, sincere, disturbing, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, grandmother granddaughter relationship, single mother, teenager, mother daughter relationship, transsexual, lgbtq, gender roles, gay, gender, strong female character ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, korean american, lgbt, dysfunctional family, spa, closeted homosexual, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, gay crush, immigrants, college ...
Place: los angeles, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
That Evening Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.
Style: tense, serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, retirement home, farm, homecoming, parents and children, grudge, family problems, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, country, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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C'mon C'mon (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Johnny and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they embark on a cross-country trip to see life away from Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, inspirational, art house ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, travel, family relations, nephew, child protagonist, relationships, road trip, radio announcer, boy, child, coming of age, brother sister relationship ...
Time: future
Place: new orleans, los angeles, oakland california, venice beach california, new york ...
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Driveways (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Cody is spending the summer in an unfamiliar setting with his mom Kathy. Though he can't relate to the neighbourhood kids, things take an unexpected turn when he develops an unusual friendship with grouchy old Del from next door.
Plot: boy, teenager, single mother, gay, death of sister, widower, birthday party, neighbor, little boy, coming of age, summer, friendship ...
Time: year 2008
Place: new york state
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86%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, family relations, boy, gay, domestic violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, theft, marriage, fired from the job ...
Place: new york state, new york, brooklyn new york city, spain, philadelphia
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86%
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, youth, family relations, family problems, social relations, innocence lost, siblings relations, small town life, teenage life, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, autism, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, youth, imagination, boy, illness, train, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, sibling rivalry, manipulation, homecoming, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rancher, husband wife relationship, family reunited, male female relationship ...
Place: austin texas, texas
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83%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, lgbt, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage love, gender, youth, teenage life, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: burial, family relations, last wish, family problems, death in the family, husband wife relationship, dying, dead mother, countryside, dark humor, dealing with death, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
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81%
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Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, friendship, teenager, school, social media, high school, middle school, teacher, insecurity, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
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80%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming of age, gay love, teenager, underage drinking, teenage girl, teenage boy, gay slur, sexual orientation, lgbt, lgbtq, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, haunted by the past, family life, siblings relations, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, germany, norway, milan italy ...
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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: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, rough ...
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, gender, transsexual, family relations, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, family, youth, disorder, parents and children, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, youth, medical, autism, christmas, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Partisan (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori. Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: boy, mysterious character, birthday, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, isolation, religions or cults, youth, commune, promise, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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78%
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Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friend, father son relationship, landlord tenant relationship, teenage girl, teenage boy, grandfather grandson relationship, bullying, acting class, marital problem, absent father, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, disturbing, political ...
Plot: poverty, working class, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, social realism, father son relationship, teenage boy, bus, job interview, family, couples, adaptation ...
Time: 2010s, year 2008, year 1984, year 1996
Place: united kingdom
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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, sad, disturbing, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: teenage boy, small town, extramarital affair, adultery, coming of age, solace, investigation, marital problem, tragic event, disappearance, husband wife relationship, secret ...
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78%
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Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, touching
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexual sex, cancer, family secret, romance, brother brother relationship, gay lead character, gay slur, lgbtq, love, homosexual ...
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Fair Haven (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.
Style: christian film, sincere, disturbing, touching, queer cinema
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay teenager, coming out, lgbt, gay relationship, love, countryside, gay love, gay couple, gay lead character, gay interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, theatre group, depression, husband wife relationship, theatre director, underage drinking, brother sister relationship, african american, public speaking, job ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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77%
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Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, infidelity, coming of age, bus, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, parents and children, family relations, marital separation, fired from the job, marriage, depression ...
Time: 60s, year 1960
Place: montana, portland oregon, idaho, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, illegal immigration, interracial relations, family relations, job seeking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, friendship, promise, threat to kill, getting home ...
Place: italy, africa, libya, algeria, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, adoption, vengeance, childhood, children, family relations, loss of son, family problems, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Fabelmans (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a young man’s discovery of a shattering family secret and an exploration of the power of movies to help us see the truth about each other and ourselves.
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: family relations, bullying, new year, marital problem, teenage boy, high school, winter, childhood, anti semitism, coming of age, father son relationship, filmmaking ...
Time: year 1952, year 1953, year 1962, 50s, 60s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, northern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, experimental, philosophical ...
Plot: father son relationship, architecture, mother daughter relationship, korean american, relationships, coma, small town, friendship, family relations, male female relationship, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: year 1950, year 1954, 2010s, year 2008
Place: indiana, midwest
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75%