Movies like Sleeping Giant

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Sleeping Giant (2015)
 6.7
 2K
Sleeping Giant (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale that turns on three teenagers who are having a vacation by a lakeside.
Plot: curse, death, suicide, weed, summer, swearing, theft, wrestling, boat, lake, kissing, teenage boy, father son relationship, vandalism, sauna, jumping into water, death of child, trailer, teen smoking, peeping tom, teenage sexuality, coming of age, gay crush, teen drinking, fireworks ...

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curse movies
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death movies
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suicide movies
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weed movies
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summer movies
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swearing movies
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theft movies
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wrestling movies
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Most similar movies to Sleeping Giant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about father son relationship, coming of age, teenage boy, family relations, teenager, adventure and friendship mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Sleeping Giant: Thorn Castle (2012), City Boy (1992), King Jack (2015), White Squall (1996), Walkabout (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 223
Thorn Castle (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Hungary
Story: Tutajos is an excellent student whose parents decide to reward his academic achievements with a vacation to the countryside. Robbed of his gadgets and easy city-lifestyle, Tutajos finds himself completely out of his element – until a goodhearted ...
Plot: underage smoking, cigar smoking, school, fish, sunburn, snake, summer vacation, dog, boat, teenage boy, fishing, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 122
City Boy (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nick, a 17-year-old in search of his father, gains employment with a logging company in a beautiful and mysterious virgin forest known as the Limberlost. Through his relationships with new associates and his adventures in this new and strange ...
Plot: teenage boy, pacific northwest, acceptance, friendship between men, bathing, orphan, first kiss, father son relationship, handicap, coming of age, heart attack, freckles ...
Time: 1910s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 3K
King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, adventure, youth, crimes, rivalry, friends, memory, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 23K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, 15 year old, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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boat movies
2696
lake movies
1101
kissing movies
1059
 7.6
 24K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 381K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, youth, coming-of-age, teenager, loyalty, innocence, young kid, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 186
The Timekeeper (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A l'automne 1964, la construction des 52 derniers milles du chemin de fer du Grand lac des Esclaves est en voie d'achèvement. Une bande hétéroclite de travailleurs instables, ivrognes et voleurs, est recrutée dans les tavernes par ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: adventure, concentration camp, crimes, escapades, alcohol abuse, chase, corruption, pursuit, outcast, theft, murder, rifle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
End of Sentence (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland, Ireland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Newly widowed Frank Fogle embarks on a journey to Ireland to scatter his late wife’s ashes. His estranged son, Sean, recently released from prison, agrees to join only when his father promises that they’ll never see each other again following ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: father son relationship, road trip, last wish, death of wife, released from prison, father son estrangement, punched in the face, death of mother, bald woman, ferry, motorcycle, vomiting ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.0
 12K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, motorcycle, cancer, self discovery, travel, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, jungle, butterfly, adventure, family relations, family life, parents and children, tragic hero, single parent, disability, child illness, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, costa rica, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 602
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, cross country, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 816
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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 155
Amy George (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: photographer, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, homosexual, teenage boy, school, alcoholic, male female relationship, peeping tom, high school, artist ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 2K
Sparrows (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Croatia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story follows a 16-year-old Icelandic boy, Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavík, She has to leave the country for a new job, sending him back to the small town of his youth. There he finds his old friend, suddenly a young woman with a ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, melancholic
Plot: coming of age, sex scene, small town, teenage boy, childhood friend, absent mother, father son relationship, female nudity, grandmother, kiss, adolescence, financial crisis ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 56K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, philosophical, road movie ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, medicine, trust, hiding place, injury, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 2K
The Giants (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealer, friendship, brother brother relationship, youth, teenage life, teenager, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, rebellion, rebelliousness, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 133
Surfacing (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Margaret Atwood's best seller, Surfacing plunges you into the mysterious depths of the hostile Northern wilderness. Following her father's puzzling disappearance, Kate (Kathleen Beller), and her city-bred companions brave the ...
Style: art house
Plot: disappearance, search, hunter, falling off a cliff, female nudity, wilderness, pubic hair, cave painting, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 524
Residue (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young filmmaker returns home after many years away, to write a script about his childhood, only to find his neighborhood unrecognizable and his childhood friends scattered to the wind.
Plot: swearing, curse, childhood friend, rocking chair, gentrification, teenage boy, gun shot, police officer, fireworks, little boy, riding a bicycle, fight ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fool Killer (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This singularly off-beat and original period mystery thriller drama curio set in the late 1800's plays like an arrestingly bizarre and inspired cross between "Tom Sawyer" and "Night of the Hunter." Lonely, miserable orphan ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: runaway, orphan, preacher, finding a dead body, fake name, invitation, grandfather clock, barefoot male, pretending to sleep, paranoia, pointing a gun at someone, biblical reference ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 356
Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: hunter, friendship between men, alcohol abuse, burglary, father son reunion, juvenile delinquency, journey, male friendship, australian, coming of age, humanism, aborigine ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 253
Black Wind (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The building of a railroad under tough conditions from searing heat to freezing cold in the Sonora desert provokes clashes of passion and struggles between the engineers and the workers at the campsite. The workers also contend with sudden dust ...
Plot: desert, sacrifice, engineer, wind, death, worker, countryside, parent child relationship, father son relationship, railway
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 228
The Good Life (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father Yves into hiding ten years ago. But now that they’re older, the two brothers are road-weary and eager to take advantage of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, coming of age, custody, siblings relations, kidnapping, parents and children, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, rescue, island, wilderness, survival, isolation, showbiz, forces of nature, ship, family in danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 857
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, tough heroes, battles, psychopath, cause and meaning, friends, ocean or sea, ratings, obsession, ship, cons and scams, ocean ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 2K
Royal Deceit (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Denmark, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Danish prince seeks revenge upon the villain who killed the king and his son to usurp the throne.
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, ghost, betrayal, hayloft, hanging, vengeance, heroes, intrigue, political unrest, love triangle, political intrigue, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, scotland, england, denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Savage Is Loose (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.
Plot: mother son incest, island, sexual tension, family, husband wife relationship, family tragedy, oedipus complex, forest fire, coming of age, moral dilemma, sexual desire, raft ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 178
The Cormorants (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the summer of their twelfth year Matteo and Samuele spend their days between the river, the forest and the shopping center, but compared to previous years, something is changing. The game becomes boring, imagination gives way to discovery, ...
Plot: boy, festival, summer, friendship between boys, river, teenage boy, swimming, shopping mall, friendship, slut, pursuit, reservoir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 6K
Land (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: solitude, female nudity, mountain, native american, living alone, hunting, fishing, family tragedy, new life, nature, winter, deer hunting ...
Place: wyoming, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%