Movies like Mateo

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Mateo
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
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Gran Torino
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116 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about teenage boy, death, coming of age, youth, teenager, friendship and murder mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Mateo: Tranquille donne di campagna (1980), The Longest Distance (2013), The Last Hammer Blow (2014), Harmony Lessons (2013), My Own Private Idaho (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 113 min.
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Rodrigo D: No Future
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Country: Colombia
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Country: Italy, France
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The Keys to the House
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Convicts
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Annalisa
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Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
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George Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Apaches
Genre: Drama
Country: France
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Country: USA
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Time: 20s, 1920s
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Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mine, pacific ocean
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: political unrest, teenage life, wartime life, romance, hopes, youth, love and romance, friendship, opposites attract, forbidden love, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, mediterranean sea, palestine
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The Home of Dark Butterflies
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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