Movies like Third Star

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Third Star (2010)
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: humorous, emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, witty, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, wilderness, friends, hopes, unfulfillment, one last chance, free spirited, on the road, terminal illness, young people, introspection, escapades, loss of friend, bittersweet, cancer, death, suicide, secret, beach, pain, bankruptcy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales

Most similar movies to Third Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about friends, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, bittersweet and terminal illness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Third Star: Oxygen (2010), Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009), The Color of Rain (2014), Frailer (2014), The Be All and End All (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, terminal illness, child illness, wrestling, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human spirit, youth, make believe, nurse, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, friends, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, chores, school, youth, forgery, in laws ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 93
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: terminal illness, best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, siblings relations, strong female presence, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, wish come true, first sex, last wish, high school, bittersweet, hospital, unfulfillment, teenage life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, hopes, human spirit, dealing with death, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dangerous Parking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the people who care for him. But Mother Nature has other tests ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: terminal illness, addiction, sex addict, starting over, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, male nudity, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, mexican, life is a bitch, unemployed, disorder, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
Style: surreal, semi serious, touching, mind bending, humorous ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, friends, partners, isolation, agoraphobia, wilderness, haunted by the past, introspection, escapades, on the road, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, buddies, friendship, friends, farce, reunion, self discovery, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, small town, hospital, cancer, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: legal action, friends, family relations, legal, mercy killing, terminal illness, dealing with death, rivalry, family life, buddies, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ghent, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 567
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, fall in love, on the road, introspection, human nature, looking for love, best friends, hopes, parents and children, family business, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, self discovery, mental illness, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, starting over, euthanasia, alzheimer's disease, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 970
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: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, hopes, disability, introspection, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, redemption, haunted by the past, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, best friends, tragic love, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, starting over, orphan, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: suburbs, family life, terminal illness, dealing with death, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, cancer, sickness, pubic hair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town life, adult as child, small town, escape from reality, grownups, friends, best friends, youth, burglary, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: contests and competitions, animal training, friends, boss and employee, friendship, ambition, youth, single parent, bittersweet, family relations, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Like You Know It All (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: lovers reunited, infidelity, friendship, love triangle, forbidden love, haunted by the past, friends, couple relations, filmmaking, film making, sexual content, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, fall in love, pregnancy, pregnant woman, death in the family, disorder, romance, family problems, love and romance, friendship, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, realistic
Plot: best friends, couples, society, lifestyle, introspection, family relations, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, friends, terminal illness, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Home for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamers Home for Christmas weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The plot ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous, non-linear ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, friendship, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, loneliness, multiple storylines, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Summer in Berlin (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When you read the title ‘Summer on the Balcony’ you probably think it will be a light Berlin summer comedy but it’s not. This film is an intimate study of two women friends who come to each other because of troubles with everyday life and with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, sexual abuse, reunion, love, disco, intrigue, drinking, balcony ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 477
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: witty, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, family relations, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, strong female presence, terminal illness, media, optimism, human spirit, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
With Friends Like These (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair color while she's been away. Frederic found himself a girlfriend and plans to move. Kurt and Blonde Kelly live together with their one-year-old ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, youth, best friends, friendship, human nature, homecoming, friends, bittersweet, snobbism, social relations, twentysomething life, briefs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 4K
Rails & Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: train, orphan, bittersweet, friendship, suicidal, single parent, collision, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 445
The Lost Coast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: friends, beach, forest, best friends, gays and lesbians, hopes, introspection, lifestyle, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 936
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting
Plot: friendship, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, couples, bittersweet, child illness, family in crisis, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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