Movies like Mateo

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Mateo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: At the impressionable age of 16, young Mateo faces a dilemma about the direction his life will take when his corrupt uncle asks him to infiltrate a local Barrancabermeja theatre group to uncover its members' political activities.
Plot: pushed from height, mafioso, infiltration, billiards, theater, teenage love, jumping into water, jumping from height, coming of age, uncle, teenager, priest, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, gun, murder, confession, death, mother son relationship
Place: colombia

Most similar movies to Mateo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about coming of age, teenager, teenage boy, murder, female nudity, youth and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mateo: The Bay Boy (1984), Love Me Strangely (1971), The Handsome Priest (1989), Boy on the Bridge (2016), The Son of Joseph (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 584
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, juvenile delinquency, small town, single parent, suburbs, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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95%
Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, police, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Handsome Priest (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Story: A young petty thief befriends the local priest.
Plot: coming of age, sex with a priest, dead boy, accountant, microscope, dance, death of grandfather, eviction, slingshot, poetry, burglar, harp ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Boy on the Bridge (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates finds himself in the centre of a murder investigation that exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever.
Plot: coming of age, police, death, murder, violence, funeral
Place: cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Son of Joseph (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man who lives with his mother and has never known his father, heads off to look for him. He finds a cynical and Machiavellian man who works as a publisher in Paris. After he attempts to kill him, he finds filial love thanks to his uncle.
Plot: teenager, donkey, emotionless, beach, photograph, teenage boy, rat, hotel, handcuffs, letter, taxi, talking to the camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.3
 515
Killing Jesus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paula, a young art student, witnesses the assassination of her father, a university professor. Frustrated by the local police she starts to investigate the murder herself. Driven by anger, frustration and sorrow, she commits fearless acts that put ...
Plot: student, motorcycle, assassination, murder, photograph, dancing, camera, taking a photograph, held at gunpoint, female protagonist, police, death of father ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 140
Annalisa (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The friendship between two Southern Italy kids is tested by their meeting with a young girl who's attempted suicide after failing to get married. Based on the novel "Il paese delle spose infelici" (literally, "Village of the Sad ...
Plot: coming of age, suicide thoughts, drug, soccer, jumping from height, friendship between boys, friendship, teenage boy, teenager, watching porn, rumor
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, filmmaking, independence, rock band, youth, high school student, media, commune, teenager
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Boy Who Had Everything (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In '60's-era Australia, a college freshman must navigate freshman hazing, a distant mother, and a shaky relationship with his girlfriend.
Plot: male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, teenager, australian, coming of age, college student, college freshman
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 377
Deep Breath (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: David is a troubled city boy, being looked after by his uncle on a farm. He is initiated into the drunken partying of the village and stumbles off drunk to find his friend Matthieu and cell-playing girlfriend in the forest. There he finds a brutal ...
Plot: teenage boy, farm, becoming an adult, alcohol abuse, cruelty, male nudity, teenage love, rabbit, teen drinking, teenage sexuality, sheep, cello ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
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Breathe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, friendship, murder, teenage life, coming of age, youth, obsession, unfulfilled love, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Rock the Paint (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story ignites when teenager Josh Sendler has to pack up his hoop dreams and move from the lush cornfields of Indiana to the harsh inner-city playgrounds of Newark, N.J.. He meets and befriends basketball phenom, Antwon Jackson, on ...
Plot: basketball court, high school athlete, racism, coming of age, basketball, gun, african american, teenager, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, caucasian
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
La gente de la Universal (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Colombia, Bulgaria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions hurt others. The former Sergeant Diogenes Hernandez owns the ...
Plot: bad cop, double standard, bribe, ex cop, porn actress, stealing money, abuse of power, bureaucracy, detective agency, infidelity, uncle nephew relationship, treason ...
Time: 1990s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Year of the Cannibals (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, ...
Plot: fascism, symbolism, teenager, death, brother, cave, body
Place: milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: single parent, parents and children, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenager, hitchhiking, father son relationship, wig, beach, teenage boy, orchestra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, school, kiss, party, father daughter relationship, christmas tree, christmas, mother daughter relationship, 13 year old, female protagonist, singing ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Blue Hour (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: THE BLUE HOUR tells the story of Tanya, a young woman with a mysterious past who finds herself trapped in a sexual hell in Los Angeles. Punctuated by striking visuals and avant-garde editing, THE BLUE HOUR is a lost masterpiece of late period ...
Style: surreal
Plot: murder, dream, rape, sexploitation, lust, priest, belly dancer, statue, knife, camera, blood, flashback ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 500
The Mutants (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Mutants (Portuguese: Os mutantes) is a 1998 Portuguese film by director Teresa Villaverde, starring Ana Moreira and Alexandre Pinto. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Plot: boy, police, pregnant teenager, teenage girl, teenager, girl, teenage boy, pistol, surrogate family, friendship between boys, mother, abused child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tranquille donne di campagna (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Italy, late thirties. The regime of Mussolini in the Prime of their Italian volunteers are sent to the civil war in Spain. On the background of a peaceful village landscapes, behind the walls of the old farmhouses Florianna (Carmen Scarpitta - La ...
Plot: coming of age, hanging, barn, brother sister incest, maid, injection, playing piano, pigeon, abusive father, vomiting, urination, nightmare ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Welcome Home (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, childhood friend, teenage boy, male nudity, youth, friendship between boys
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 377
Punk Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small ...
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, murder, child abuse, sex, musician, drugs, snow, heroin, statutory rape, stepfather, drug abuse
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 2K
Les Cowboys (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.
Plot: missing daughter, gun, father son relationship, dancing, horse, teenage girl, beating, teenage boy, bus, singing, death of father, police ...
Time: 2000s, year 1994
Place: pakistan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 700
Don Juan (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has ...
Plot: seduction, priest, reincarnation, sex, female nudity, lesbian sex, suicide, playing footsie, lesbianism, lesbian
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Children of the Salt (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old man, in the agony of death, asks his children to cremate his body and scatter the ashes in the sea. Willing to fulfill the last wish of the elderly, as a rite of passage the youngsters unknowingly transgress the traditions of their father. ...
Plot: coming of age, death, candle, female nudity, bare breasts, flashback, fire, loss of father, beach, blood, kiss, death of father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Golden Days (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Plot: brother sister relationship, passport, youth, death of mother, cemetery, berlin wall, studying, loss of mother, long distance relationship, anthropology, love, flashback ...
Place: paris france, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer vacation, village, countryside, couple relations, tomboy, small town, village life, youth, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Colombia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This suspenseful Italian crime drama is set in a Colombian river town and chronicles the series of events that led up to murder. Based on a novel by distinguished author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the tale begins in the present as a middle-aged doctor ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, psychological
Plot: wedding night, investigation, village, strong sexual content, deadly, love and romance, romance, small town, couples, prostitute, twins, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One Way or Another (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set during a retreat of Christian Democrat politicians who practice spiritual exercises together, it is an allegory of corrupted power. Disturbing, claustrophobic settings are the background to a series of mysterious crimes.
Plot: suicide, sexual repression, sin, confession, president, power, religious icon, blasphemy, surrealism, priest, controversy, death ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 1K
Last Summer (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: beach, friends, friendship, summer, love, sex, violence, teenager, coming of age, innocence lost, rock, island ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, coming-of-age, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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