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: midwest, ohio

Most similar movies to The Branches

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, disturbing, serious and mumblecore films with plots about coming of age, mother daughter relationship, youth, teenager, family drama, friendship and swimming pool mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Branches: The Street Where We Live (2017), Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013), Class of '44 (1973), Beyond the Ocean (2000), Summer Outside (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Street Where We Live (2017)
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: recession, poverty, homelessness, blue collar, working class
Place: ohio, midwest
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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
Plot: coming of age, american midwest
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89%
 5.4
 406
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: autobiography, coming of age, college, streetcar
Time: 1940s
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52%
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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50%
 6.2
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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: relocation, coming of age, sexual assault, parents, marital argument
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49%
 5.9
 317
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: trailer park, bullying, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 246
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, islam, desire, religious conversion, sexuality, teenager, mother, woman, daughter
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 85
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, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, internet chat, telling a joke, teenager, lollipop, swimming pool, birthday party, racial prejudice, separated parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.9
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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, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: teenage boy, infidelity, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, crumbling marriage, unemployed, coming of age, fire, golf, bus ...
Time: 1960s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 7
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, ...
Plot: arena, laser gun, friendship, teenager, coming of age, war game
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: past, honesty, small town, coming of age, old friend, domestic violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, graduation, japanese man, high school, friend
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 288
December (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, preparatory school, military, school, friendship, buddies, boarding school life, war, cons and scams, friends, youth, boarding school ...
Place: pearl harbor, england, london, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Barndommens gade (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: I en lille 2-værelses baggårdslejlighed, på Vesterbro i København, bor den 14 årige Ester (Sofie Gråbøl) sammen med faderen (Torben Jensen), moderen (Vigga Bro) og storebroderen Carl (Carl Quist Møller). Det er tidens typiske arbejderkvarter ...
Plot: coming of age, girl, mother daughter relationship, menstruation
Time: 1930s
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 523
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, bipolar disorder, mental health
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 40
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: friendship, coming of age, teenage boy, male nudity, youth, friendship between boys, childhood friend, pubic hair
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: prison, abandonment, death penalty, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stress, prison, love, revenge, urban, brotherhood
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38%
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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: emotional, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, womanizer, adolescence, family problems, family life, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, couples, youth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 581
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: coming of age, journalist, sex, prostitute, prostitution, police station, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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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 ...
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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, school, shower, homosexual, male nudity
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36%
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, lgbt teen, latinx lead, coming of age, gay, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, gay latino
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: braids, hair, revenge, female protagonist, coming of age, cousin cousin relationship, flapper
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
How to Win at Checkers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, USA, Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poor outlying districts of Bangkok are a world where you grow up very quickly. After both their parents die, 11-year-old Oat, his little sister and his older brother Ek move in with their aunt. Ek works in a bar for male prostitutes and ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, betrayal, sibling relationship, homosexuality, brother brother relationship, rite of passage, siblings, brother sister relationship, siblings relations
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 978
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: captivating, exciting, rough, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, social misfits, blind ambition, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, misfit, skating, college, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, funeral, police, murder, death, violence
Place: cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Sole (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two very different teens involved in a surrogate motherhood scheme learn how to live.
Plot: coming of age, newborn baby, power outage, surrogate mother, adoption, motherhood
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 53
Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, filmmaking, rock band, youth, independence, teenager, high school student, media, commune
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: youth, teenage protagonist, teenage girl, sexuality, teenager, friendship between women, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%