Movies like California 2015

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California (2015)
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California (2015)
Original name: Califórnia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Estela is going through the turbulent phase of adolescence. Sex, lovers, friendships; everything seems very complicated. Her uncle Carlos is her hero, and visiting him in California is her biggest dream. But everything collapses when he returns thin, weak and ill. Between crises and discoveries, Estela will face a reality that will forever change her way of seeing the world.​
Plot: coming of age, female director, school, female nudity, kiss, blood, cassette tape, tampon
Time: 80s
Place: brazil

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Most similar movies to California

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about coming of age, female director, female nudity, youth, love and romance, teenage girl and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like California: Adolescence (2018), Air Bridge (2015), Family (2008), Summer Outside (2012), Casa Grande (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Adolescence (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager from an abusive household falls in love with a free-spirited runaway that leads him into the fast-lane lifestyle of drugs and addiction which threatens to destroy him.
Plot: drug addict, heroine, drugs, infidelity, adultery, breaking and entering, stealing money, addiction, rock concert, overdose, female director, cheating wife ...
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Air Bridge (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bruno and Amanda have to face the difficulties of a long distance relationship after meeting in a flight forced into an emergency landing.
Style: touching, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: romance, hospital, female nudity, death of father, sex scene, long distance relationship, romantic relationship, love, sex, love affair, male female relationship, sexual content ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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Family (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After suffering with the dire consequences of being in the closet, a group of lesbian friends forge a pact to deal with the dire consequences of coming out.
Plot: coming of age, gay, female director, coming out, african american, gay romance, lesbian, gay relationship
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 6.1
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Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mother, has lost her self-confidence due to an ...
Plot: coming of age, relocation, female director, parents, marital argument, sexual assault
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 3K
Casa Grande (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, unfulfillment, family life, society, social relations, class differences, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 107
Screen Test (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three-part film centered around a film being made by a group of young directors. In the first a working-class girl finishes school and has her first love affair, which ends badly. In the second a provincial boy with dreams of life in the theater has ...
Plot: female director, first sex, naive girl, aspiring actress, children's home, love at first sight, orphan, coming of age, cheating, aspiring actor, party, high school ...
Time: 70s
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63%
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Les amoureux (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this French coming-of-age drama a 15-year old boy breaks free from his fixation with his older half-sister and learns to trust himself and become independent. The story is set in a rural French town. When his wild half-sister Vivien finally ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: coming of age, brother sister relationship, female director, half brother half sister relationship, incestuous kiss, sex scene, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, nightgown, gay interest, deep cleavage, man in underwear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Innocent Lust (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ho Fan started his career as a Shaw Brothers actor, best known for his role as the monk Tang Seng in the classic Monkey Goes West film series. As a director, however, his forte was erotica. Like Li Han Hsiang, Ho Fan was a pioneer of the aesthetic ...
Plot: college life, brotherhood, first love, cougar, love triangle, female nudity, voyeur, seduction, love, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Porcupine Lake (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate, she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, summer, teenage girl, friendship, girl, childhood, friends, romance, love, love and romance, youth, society ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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59%
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First Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Golden-haired college soccer player William Katt falls hard for campus beauty Susan Dey, despite the fact that she's the mistress of an older, married attorney.
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: college, love triangle, fall in love, college life, starting over, school, idealism, infidelity, youth, hopes, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Little Angel (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramona lives her lonely life in Berlin working in a lipstick factory. One day she accidentally runs into Andrzei, a Polish mechanic illegally selling cigarettes in Germany during the weekend. One thing leads to another, and soon she finds herself ...
Plot: female director, subway, infidelity, husband wife relationship, kiss, secret, looking in a window, death of child, black market, pregnancy, police, female nudity ...
Place: poland, east berlin, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Stop Calling Me Baby! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man hires a P.I. to find a sexy woman he fell in love with. The woman lives with her underage teen sister who dreams about having sex for the first time, but wants a real man. That's when the P.I. shows up and stirs up the household.
Plot: coming of age, flirting, sex, teenage girl, model, jealousy, travel, female nudity, sister sister relationship, truck driver, loss of virginity, chimpanzee ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: tomboy, opposites attract, high school, coming of age, high school dance, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, partners, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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58%
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Bare (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's friendship with a drug-dealing drifter evolves into a lesbian romance.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming of age, self discovery, female protagonist, drugs, seduction, strip club, arrest, naivete, small town, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
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Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, bullying, trailer park, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hot Cat? (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This love story finds a lonely teacher resisting the advances of an interested co-worker. She is fearful of affection and relationships due to a previous romance that did not work out. The small-town school marm tries to help a male student who has ...
Plot: school, boat, lake, teacher, love, rebel, teacher student relationship, coming of age, flashback, female teacher, break up, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Dream On (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The course of true love does not run smoothly for two young lads at Norman's Cozy campsite on the Welsh coast in the mid 80s. Two English holiday-makers, Paul, an innocent northerner from Rochdale, and George, a jack the lad, nervy young man ...
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, sincere, light
Plot: gay, family relations, runaway, summer vacation, teenage boy, gay relationship, coming of age, domineering mother, best friend, gay teenager, mother son relationship, gay interest ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.6
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32A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She ...
Plot: female director, irish, first love, schoolgirl, teenage girl, school, 13 year old, girl, school uniform, coming of age, breasts
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
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Paulista (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of three young people in search of love amid the frantic pace of São Paulo. What will a relationship unearth of their unspoken past, and can they dare hope for a happy future?
Plot: nightclub, musician, lawyer, actress, bisexual, transsexual, apartment building, kiss, male female relationship
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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18 Years Later (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie (and her three fathers) are taking A-levels. Marie passes. She spends the summer in the country with her mother, Sylvia, who has returned from America with her Californian husband who has two sons. Marie falls in and out of love for the first ...
Plot: female director, salsa, male female relationship, dating, coming of age, swimming pool, holiday, bicycle, viagra, housekeeper, violin
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Emily (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Evocative of the Roaring Twenties, "Emily" (Aka "The Awakening of Emily") is an erotic coming-of-age film featuring meticulous period detail and music. The sharp class distinctions of British society are blurred by the universal ...
Style: erotic
Plot: coming of age, topless girl, bisexual woman, eroticism, cheating, sexual exploration, lesbianism, sex, english countryside, seduction, countryside, maid ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, power relations, friends, social relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, teenage girl, friendship, envy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Brother's Wife (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: MY BROTHER'S WIFE, Wishman-heads are back in safe territory with plenty of cutaways to paintings, chairs, and shoes and awkward dubbing. But more than a roughie, this film is Wishman's take on the 40s film noir genre, with a doomed love ...
Plot: adultery, female director, female stockinged legs, fondling, sex, kiss, flashback, woman takes off shoes, affair, kissing, dancing, shower ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Never Mind the Wall (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love with each other, but the regime "takes care" of their relationship, ...
Plot: berlin wall, teenage crush, female director, stasi, punk rock, sex, strong female character, female nudity, punk music, strong female lead, punk
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, german democratic republic, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
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Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, friendship, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, society, youth, love and romance, drug abuse, self discovery, teachers and students, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 764
Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, youth, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), seduction, sex scene, romance, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.1
 318
Fantasies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set on a lush Greek island, the story concerns a sister (Bo Derek) and brother (Peter Hooten), who return home after years abroad. Falling under the island's erotic spell, the girl and boy discover that their love goes beyond filial. The ...
Plot: jerk, coming of age, grandfather, greek island, watching a movie, female full frontal nudity, breasts, boat, female nudity, large breasts, bathtub, stepbrother stepsister relationship ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, betrayal, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%