Movies like The Branches

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The Branches (2016)
The Branches (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A melodic, emotional exploration of one family falling apart in a sleepy Midwestern city, The Branches follows Claire (Kelly Brumbach) as she attempts to reconnect with the hometown life she left behind.
Plot: coming of age, hometown, family drama
Place: ohio, midwest

Most similar movies to The Branches

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and disturbing films with plots about coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, female director, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Branches: The Street Where We Live (2019), Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013), Beyond the Ocean (2000), Class of '44 (1973), Jinn (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Street Where We Live (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: poverty, recession, blue collar, working class, homelessness
Place: ohio, midwest
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95%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Beyond the Ocean (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, USA, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young pregnant woman arrives in New York City from Russia, and her mind drifts to the past when she was coming of age in a coal mining town in Russia.
Plot: coming of age
Place: russia
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51%
 5.5
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Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and ...
Plot: coming of age, autobiography, college, world war two, streetcar
Time: 1940s
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46%
 5.5
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, religious conversion, islam, sexuality, teenager, desire, female director, mother, woman, daughter
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 359
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, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, trailer park, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 101
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, sexual assault, parents, marital argument
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 97
Miriam Lies (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Plot: coming of age, lie, female director, teenage girl, museum, racial prejudice, middle class, birthday party, dance rehearsal, spacesuit, racism, uncle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This coming of age story is about a gay boy, Goyo, as he discovers himself. Living with his Mexican family in the Coachella Valley, Goyo has a hard time hiding his sexual preferences. Although Goyo seeks acceptance from his father Ramon, Ramon ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, latinx lead, lgbt teen, gay latino, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, gay, latin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 8
Tagged! (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl, raised on her schizophrenic mother's tales of galactic wars, believes she is an alien princess in hiding and forms a Lazer Tag team to train bodyguards. When her estranged father, disfigured and crippled in the Iraqi war, ...
Style: cult film
Plot: arena, laser gun, teenager, coming of age, war game, friendship, comics
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 279
My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, rehabilitation center, teenage girl, suburbs, laundry, suicide attempt, 18 year old, naivete, homeless teenager, family relations, skepticism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 44
Welcome Home (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, childhood friend, teenage boy, youth, friendship between boys, pubic hair, male nudity, house
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Family On Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "A Family On Edge" is about two brothers, Michael and Gabriel Bonds, who were thick as thieves growing up in Atlanta who protected each other by any means necessary.When a fatal mistake separates the siblings, their rock-solid relationship ...
Plot: family drama, revenge, prison, stress, urban, brotherhood, love, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Plot: abandonment, death penalty, mother daughter relationship, sexual abuse, prison, evangelical christianity
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where I Begin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?
Plot: small town, coming of age, old friend, domestic violence, honesty, past, south, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
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Sara (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Journalist Sara has just spent four months completing an in-depth investigation piece. Her editor-in-chief, afraid of offending powerful politicians and business moguls, refuses to run it. Sara’s boyfriend, who works for the same magazine, chooses ...
Plot: journalist, coming of age, prostitute, childhood sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex scene, police station, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All Fall Down (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, womanizer, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, adolescence, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 350
Baba Joon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built with his own two hands after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son Moti turns thirteen, Yitzhak teaches him the trade, hoping that he will continue the proud family tradition. But Moti ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Key Is in the Door (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marie (Annie Girardot) teaches high school and has a 16-year-old daughter in her class. Divorced some years previously, she has some vague egalitarian notions about friendship with her students and leaves her door open to them. One of her protégés ...
Plot: family drama, single parent, shower, homosexual, school, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saimon & Tada Takashi (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: High school senior Saimon is headed for college, and his buddy Tada Takashi will take over his family's factory. Takashi is fed up with being surrounded by guys and heads off with Saimon on a journey to find the love of his life. Takashi goes ...
Plot: coming of age, japanese man, graduation, friend, high school, japanese school, asian school
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boy on the Bridge (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates finds himself in the centre of a murder investigation that exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever.
Plot: coming of age, police, murder, death, violence, funeral
Place: cyprus
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, abusive husband, parenting, marital problem, parents and children, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2003, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, father son relationship, childhood, friendship between boys, friendship, blindness, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Secrets In The Snow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On this particular Friday morning the students of Eastbrook High are arriving at school to complete their final exams before the Christmas Holiday. But what began as a December snowfall quickly becomes a threatening winter storm, and school is ...
Plot: family, school, snow, coming of age, high school, christian, faith, faith based
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. - imdb
Plot: female director, female protagonist, hair, braids, flapper, revenge, coming of age, cousin cousin relationship
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 546
No Letting Go (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, family relations, mental health, bipolar disorder
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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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: suspenseful, melancholic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: teenage boy, infidelity, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, coming of age, unemployed, golf, fire, bus, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Butterfly Kisses (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: We follow Jake and his two best friends, Kyle and Jarred through a world distorted by sex and porn. The leader is Kyle – he talks about girls non-stop, Jarred can’t stop cheating on his girlfriend and then there’s Jake, a quiet and shy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage girl, friendship between boys, friendship, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ugly duckling of a fraught middle-class household has her life turned upside-down by the arrival of a handsome German exchange student, in this caustic, absurdist satire of petit-bourgeois family life from Dutch director Michiel ten Horn. (TIFF)
Plot: loss of virginity, school, coming of age, teenage girl, girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Butterfly Rising (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle sets out to escape her grief and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, Rose Johnson, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: magic realism, road trip, native american, spirituality, christian, religion, gay, african american, erotica, buddhist, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%