Movies like I Wish

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I Wish (2011)
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I Wish (2011)
Original name: 奇跡
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: parents and children, youth, brother brother relationship, family relations, desire, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship, siblings relations, brother, sibling relationship, baseball, exile, journey, smoking, librarian, drunkard, ultraman, train travel, hospitality, marital separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

Most similar movies to I Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, coming of age and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like I Wish: Like Father, Like Son (2013), Nobody Knows (2004), Libero (2006), Mother, I Love You (2013), Jack (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: architect, family reunited, family relations, identity crisis, life turned upside down, introspection, moral dilemma, childhood, parents and children, family life, social differences, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: poverty, childhood, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, young kid, survival, responsibility, financial problem, journey, family relations, tragedy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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100%
 7.4
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, single parent, family problems, cheating wife, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, family relations, single parent, youth, crimes, parents and children, bittersweet, childhood, financial problem, teenage boy, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, young heroes, teenage life, boy, child as adult, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, self discovery, journey, brother brother relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family reunited, family gatherings, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reconciliation, dealing with death, parents and children, bereavement, generation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, kids in trouble, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, adoption, babies and infants, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: anorexia, sisterhood, family relations, siblings relations, mental illness, youth, kids in trouble, parents and children, teenage girl, child illness, family problems, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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100%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, stylized, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, hopes, best friends, on the run, starting over, family problems, parents separation, family relations, breakup, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 87
Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family, family relations, youth, countryside, parents and children, parent child relationship, nature, father son relationship, kids and family, father and son, separated parents, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 104
Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, high school life, village life, frame up, village, tsunami, earthquake, abandoned building, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, working class, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, introspection, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 310
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, youth, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.9
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Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baseball, family relations, confession, parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, coming of age, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, friends, family problems, parents and children, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, self discovery, family problems, hopes, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak
Plot: follow your dream, going straight, hidden identity, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, family relations, family problems, hopes, youth, estrangement, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, entertaining
Plot: cheerleader, follow your dream, ambition, family problems, prodigy, desire for fame, athlete's life, youth, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, coming of age, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, siblings relations, friendship, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: separated parents, family problems, family relations, parents and children, youth, family life, female protagonist, half sister half sister relationship, little girl, school, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fly with the Crane (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijin. (TIFF)
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, elderly, death in the family, little girl, grandfather granddaughter relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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8000 Miles (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ikku, Mighty and Tomu live in Saitama, not exactly the coolest places to get involved in a wanna-be rap star lifestyle. But try they do with their freestyle rap band Sho-Gung. Yu Irie, who gained the Grand Prize at Yubari Fantastic Film Festival ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: dull life, hip hop, hopes, youth, buddies, music band, suburbs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
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Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, pets, escape from reality, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, unsupportive parent, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%