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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Germany, USA
116 min.
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If....
Drama
UK
111 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and touching films with plots about mother son relationship, death, teenage boy, father son relationship, friendship, youth and drinking mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Mateo: Rodrigo D: No Future (1990), My Own Private Idaho (1991), The Basketball Diaries (1995), If.... (1968), Along the Way (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rodrigo D: No Future
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Rodrigo D: No futuro" explores the bleak and precarious lives of working class street kids in Medellín. So dangerous is this world that three of its nonprofessional actors have been killed violently since production wrapped in 1988. ...
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My Own Private Idaho
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
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The Basketball Diaries
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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If....
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
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Along the Way
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: college, world, buddies, coming of age, youth, friends, best friends, friendship, redemption, showbiz, hopes, partners ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
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The Last Hammer Blow
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: single parent, parents and children, youth, family relations, coming of age, adolescent boy, fountain, child as main character, cd, orchestra, orchestra conductor, child protagonist ...
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Christ Stopped at Eboli
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, village, idealism, rebelliousness, self discovery, small town, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, politics, small town life, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, sicily, naples italy ...
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System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
Manchester by the Sea
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: death, hospital, dysfunctional family, depression, loneliness, drinking, suicide attempt, tragedy, relationships, family drama, nephew, storytelling ...
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Gran Torino
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, prejudice, gunfight, loneliness, gang, mentor, culture clash, racism, classic car, coming of age, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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Dandelion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: young heroes, romance, young lovers, factory, innocence lost, small town, dysfunctional family, teenage love, coming of age, family in crisis, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
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Tranquille donne di campagna
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 ...
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Levity
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Kidulthood
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Plot: crime, gang, drugs/alcohol, hip hop, school, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, bullying, gun ...
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The Keys to the House
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
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Plot: redemption, parents and children, hospital, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary
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George Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, meditative ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, adolescence, teenage life, death, kids in trouble, loneliness, dialogue, childhood, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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12 and Holding
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, heartbreaking ...
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Bless Me, Ultima
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, human nature, village, friendship, war, elderly, youth, friends, aging, coming of age, introspection, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa
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Full Speed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, sexual relations, singleness, teenage love, racism, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, new york, algeria, paris france
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    User:   39%
 
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Babel
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, suicide, redemption, depression, death, guilt, parenthood, destiny, nanny, father daughter relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, japan, morocco, africa, asia ...
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The War Zone
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, melancholic, dark ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rape, child abuse, voyeurism, storytelling, loneliness, male nudity, sex, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, father son relationship, violence, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, relationships, male nudity, mentor, homecoming, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
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Alexandria... Why?
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, captivating, realistic, 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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System:   39%
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Journey to the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, biting
Plot: social misfits, obsessive quest, discrimination, self discovery, racism, false accusation, injustice, politics, life is a bitch, friendship, society, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, kurdistan, istanbul turkey, iraq, germany
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, love, violence, survival, jews, violence spree, assassination, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, argentina, germany
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Fay Grim
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright, who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: espionage, missing person, dishonesty, politics, intrigue, single parent, cia, uncover truth, political corruption, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
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System:   38%
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Desert Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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The Dream Catcher
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
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