Movies like Boy

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Boy (2010)
 7.5
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Boy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, daydreamer, parents and children, mischievous children, small town, youth, robbery, loser, unsupportive parent, exploitation, siblings relations, buried truth, exploit, childhood, coming of age, treasure, reconciliation, gang, father son relationship, absent father, drunkenness, farm, goat, meet the parents, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, future
Place: new zealand, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, coming of age, youth, dysfunctional family, bittersweet and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Boy: C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), Housekeeping (1987), Lost Islands (2008), Parenthood (1989), Crooklyn (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, reconciliation, homosexual, acceptance, eccentric family, parents and children, self discovery, lgbt, gender, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, israel, jerusalem, montreal quebec ...
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95%
 7.2
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.3
 612
Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 45K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, siblings relations, living with parents, supportive parent, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Naming Number Two (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor. The heart has gone out of Nanna Maria's family. There are no parties — they don't even fight anymore...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, humorous
Plot: family relations, family, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, aging, party, family history, heir, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
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72%
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Style: scenic, humorous, touching, colourful, funny ...
Plot: hunting, wilderness, nature, countryside, childhood, adoption, boy, escape, forest, social worker, juvenile delinquent, sarcasm ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, school dance, prom, pimp, family relations, transsexual, gender bending, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 2K
Tricks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with small sacrifices, but things go wrong and then Stefek tries a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, single parent, changing the past or future, leaving home, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, polish ...
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, misfit, single parent, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, aunt, grandmother, teenage life, love affair, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 969
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, friends, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, fame, teenage rebellion, idol, celebrity, worship, small town, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 7K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, masturbation, coming of age, insanity, family relations, chaos and mayhem, eccentric family, animal life, family problems, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, sicily, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, united states, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, parents and children, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male friendship, male bonding, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: touching, semi serious, dark humor, family saga, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, youth, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 4K
Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bathhouse, mentally challenged, tradition, parents and children, society, human nature, father son relationship, family relations, aging, brother brother relationship, shower, businessman ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, gloomy, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, family relations, couples, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, introspection, redemption, city life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%