Movies like Initiation 2009

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Initiation (2009)
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Initiation (2009)
Original name: Blutsfreundschaft
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: racism, male homosexuality, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, youth, teenage life, society, elderly, redemption, juvenile delinquency, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, golden years, neo nazism, gang, friends, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gender, bittersweet, rape, skinhead, politics, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, friendship, hopes, society, friends, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Initiation: Summer (2008), Firelight (2012), A Beautiful Secret (2002), The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003), Faith (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, teenage life, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, bittersweet, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
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90%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, rebellion, hopes, society, against the rules, love and romance, youth, family relations, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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88%
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, friendship, bittersweet, society, life is a bitch, injustice, human spirit, anti semitism, youth, rabbi, vengeance ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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86%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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85%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, family problems, aging, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, high school, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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81%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
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Place: spain
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I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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79%
Eastern Plays (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: racism, gang, brother brother relationship, addiction, introspection, love and romance, rebelliousness, redemption, life is a bitch, forbidden love, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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79%
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Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: youth, guilt, going straight, starting over, self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
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77%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
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Place: france, europe
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75%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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74%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, memory, tobacco, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, change of luck, hopes, alcohol abuse, youth, confronting the past, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, troubled past, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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73%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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73%
The We and the I (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, contemplative
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, political unrest, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades, desert, coming of age, elderly, pow, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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72%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, last wish, hopes, dishonesty, betrayal, introspection, redemption, machismo, friendship between men, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
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71%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: elderly, murder, introspection, parents and children, rapist, crimes, gender, society, estrangement, family relations, social relations, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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