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Behind Blue Skies (2010)
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Behind Blue Skies (2010)
Original name: Himlen är oskyldigt blå
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1975, and Martin is a teenager looking to break out of a stifling home environment ruled by his alcoholic father and long-suffering mother. When Martin's pal Micke suggests they get jobs together as waiters at a resort off the Swedish coast, Martin is all for it, but before long Micke finds better things to do and Martin is left on his own. The presence of pretty fellow server Jenny is a major consolation, but to his surprise, guileless Martin is soon chosen as the protégé of Gösta, the resort's short-tempered manager. Gösta clearly likes Martin and makes him his right hand man, which gives Martin a crash course in the seedy side of life when he discovers Gösta has a number of other business interests, not all of which are legal or ethical.
Style: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic, tense, biting, suspense
Plot: coming of age, drug traffic, teenage life, teenage love, unlikely criminals, crimes, youth, drug dealing, satire, dishonesty, boss and employee, workplace, cons and scams, resort, power relations, homosexual, alcoholic, island, restaurant, love and romance, innocence lost, bittersweet, cuckolded husband, dog, gay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1975
Place: europe, sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenage love, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Behind Blue Skies: Simon & the Oaks (2011), 1st Love (2013), Dear Prudence (2010), Prince (2015), The Bay Boy (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, dealing with death, rebellion, love and romance, car race ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Prince (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the girl he's in love with, who seems out of reach. He's lured into criminal activities and becomes alienated from family and friends.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage love, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, drug dealing, wooing, teenage life, youth gang, street life, group of friends, friendship, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, youth, dishonesty, high school, parents and children, family relations, teachers and students, high school life, power relations, social relations, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, family problems, family relations, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, youth, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
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Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, single parent, parents and children, society, escape from reality, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, hopes, coming of age, family relations, animal training, dog, parents and children, ambition, boss and employee, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, society, love and romance, teenage love, discrimination, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: juvenile delinquency, going straight, kids in trouble, hopes, youth, crimes, car chase, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), chases and races, criminal heroes, crime ...
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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
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Place: greece, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: youth, voyeurism, coming of age, dangerous attraction, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, looking for sex, betrayal, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, bleak
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiking, teenage life, leaving home, coming of age, youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, journey, love and romance, rebellion, bittersweet, dishonesty ...
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Place: bulgaria, europe
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
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Valley (2014)
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Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
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