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Story of Jen (2008)
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Story of Jen (2008)
Original name: L'histoire de Jen
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man commits suicide leaving a disturbing note. His wife and his daughter try to cope with it when the step-brother of the deceased visits them.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: manhunt, pregnancy, teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, on the run, escapades, estrangement, odd couple, death in the family, single parent, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, suicide, seduction, misfit, dealing with death, sexual content, abusive stepfather, horse, rape, ghost, nature, hunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Story of Jen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, coming of age and single parent mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Story of Jen: Ghost River (2002), Wetlands (2011), Hidden Diary (2009), Reviving Ophelia (2010), Sex & the Single Mom (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, crime, crimes, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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92%
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family life, obsession, family relations, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Shell (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that surrounds her. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: gas station, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, teenage life, estrangement, solitude, single parent, youth, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, teen suicide, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, unsupportive spouse, single parent, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, female director, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ireland
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62%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, family problems, single parent, prostitute, youth, small town life, absent mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 614
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, serious
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, suburban life, estrangement, couples, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: isolation, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, parents and children, youth, coming of age, social misfits, misfit, overprotective father, home schooling, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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Some Dogs Bite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halliday (19), Casey (14) and baby Severino have been split up after their mothers death. Casey is in care; Severino has been fostered with a view to adoption, and no one really cares what Halliday does; even his mum thought he was a waste of space.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: on the run, family relations, on the road, youth, estrangement, parents and children, teenage life, adoption, abduction, brother brother relationship, soldier, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sorority Surrogate (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A surrogate mother faces an uncertain future when the couple who hires her dies in an accident.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: custody, mystery, pregnancy, friendship, crimes, surrogate mother, youth, college, family problems, family relations, rivalry, danger ...
Time: future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, missing person, parents and children, family life, law enforcement, single parent, life is a bitch, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 518
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 264
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, family relations, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, babies and infants, parents and children, introspection, mentally unstable, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, bittersweet, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, puberty, psychological abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children, youth, mentally unstable, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 9K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, apprentice, youth, redemption, teenage life, going straight, teachers and students, family problems, working class, parents and children, loss of son, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: europe, usa, los angeles, belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, single parent, teenage life, youth, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Eighteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pip, a street kid just turning 18, receives his grandfather's World War II-era memoirs and discovers parallels to his own life.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: street kid, introspection, self discovery, survival, parents and children, teenage life, homecoming, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%