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Arcadia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: on the road, innocence lost, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, family problems, road trip, family relations, siblings relations, single father, single parent, protecting from truth, broken promise, sign, toilet paper, first day of school, fast food restaurant, ticket, lottery ticket, station wagon, store, honking a car horn, jumping on a bed, postcard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, missouri, oklahoma, california
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Canada, USA
90 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Arcadia: Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Sleepwalking (2008), Fly Away (2011), Grace Is Gone (2007), Lena (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thursday Till Sunday
Genre: Drama
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Sleepwalking
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Fly Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
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Lena
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Duration: 108 min.
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Gracie's Choice
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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    User:   80%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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System:   76%
    User:   63%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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    User:   79%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
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Flight
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
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    User:   66%
 
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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October Baby
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Red Doors
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   69%
 
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Happiness Runs
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, rebelliousness, rebellion, family relations, female nudity, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: single parent, social misfits, coming of age, innocence lost, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family relations, golden years, elderly, misfit, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
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Sherrybaby
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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    User:   66%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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