Movies like Mateo

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Mateo (2014)
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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: female director, teenager, teenage love, death, billiards, mafioso, gun, theater, teenager in love, teenage boy, murder, jumping into water, confession, priest, coming of age, uncle nephew relationship, uncle, infiltration, smoking pot, jumping from height, accusation, pushed from height, theatrical troupe, mother son relationship
Place: colombia

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Most similar movies to Mateo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about female director, teenager, coming of age, teenage boy, death, teenage girl and murder mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mateo: The Mutants (1998), Children of Chaos (1989), Killing Jesus (2017), Jinn (2018), Miriam Lies (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: female director, juvenile delinquent, teenager, friendship between boys, girl, teenage girl, police, pregnant teenager, gun, theft, homeless teenager, pistol ...
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95%
Children of Chaos (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Les Enfants Du Désordre " depicts a lost generation ,a distraught youth who finds comfort in drugs .Marie ,an unwed young mother, a former junkie- prostitute, is in a reformatory school :she has been a misfit for most of her life. If ...
Plot: female director, breasts, reformation, medical examination, nipples, teenager, performance, studying, nudity (full frontal - brief), strip search, new life, female prisoner ...
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77%
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Killing Jesus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
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: photograph, student, murder, motorcycle, female director, assassination, loss of father, police officer, vomiting in a toilet, death of father, violence, female protagonist ...
Place: colombia
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74%
 5.6
 305
Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, islam, sexuality, desire, teenager, religious conversion, female director, mother, woman, daughter
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Miriam Lies (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Plot: coming of age, lie, female director, teenage girl, family drama, smartphone, catholic mass, telling a joke, dance rehearsal, spacesuit, internet chat, choreographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, wig, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
I'm Going to Change My Name (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
Plot: female director, internet, loneliness, teenage girl, snail, poetry, sparrow, older man teenage girl relationship, old love, coming of age, choir, butterfly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, social relations, family relations, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small farmers who nurse him for a long time until he is well again. ...
Plot: revenge, priest, smoking, redemption, gun, prayer, murder, death, auction, ambush
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 19th century, children -- particularly the children of the poor -- were considered to be an exploitable resource of docile and cheap labor. Anyone who had the effrontery to steal so much as a portion of a loaf of bread for any reason would ...
Plot: convict, child abuse, jail cell, death, girl, male nudity, prison, shower, teenager, gun, child with gun, rebel ...
Time: 1840s
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55%
Macu, la mujer del policía (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of a jealous policeman and his young wife living in a shanty-town in South America.
Plot: older man younger woman marriage, infidelity, murder, female director, police officer, teenage sexuality, jealous husband, pedophile, wife leaves husband, investigation, teenage mother, coming of age
Place: venezuela
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52%
Life Inside Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.
Plot: female director, teenage son, family, music, family relations, teenager, singing, female protagonist, teenage boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Paul's Case (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Captures the essence of Willa Cather's haunting story of Pittsburgh circa 1900. Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his ...
Plot: working class, rose, winter, snow, infatuation, hotel, teenage boy, theater, thief, teenager, coming of age, gay interest
Place: new york, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 24
Bopem (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teenager Ruslan is a half-orphan who lives by the dried Aral Sea. When he learns that due to serious illness he has no more than 3 months to live, Ruslan decides to punish those responsible for the death of his beloved mother.
Plot: female director, vendetta, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, punishment, illness, loss of mother, death of mother, revenge, terminal illness, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 128
Raging Rose (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jozef travels from Poland to France to work and to find his son Roman, who he abandoned 15 years earlier. Jozef works for a Polish immigrant family that has successfully settled in France. Rose, the family’s teenaged daughter, volunteers to help ...
Plot: female director, letter, teenage girl, teenager, high school sports, party, kiss, locked in, sex scene, high school, urination, flute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, friendship between women, coming of age, irresponsible, female friendship, teenage girl, terminal illness, youth, female protagonist, teenager, mother daughter relationship, teenage protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 128
Charly (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: sex with a minor, female director, countryside, trailer home, first sexual experience, virgin, handheld camera, teenage protagonist, lust, older woman younger man relationship, stealing money, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 102
Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mother, has lost her self-confidence due to an ...
Plot: relocation, coming of age, female director, parents, sexual assault, marital argument
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Longest Distance (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two sides of the same country: a chaotic and violent city contrasting against a natural paradise where the oldest mountains on the planet can be found. Two main characters that find each other at a crucial moment. Two fearless journeys, one that ...
Plot: euthanasia, grandparent grandchild relationship, suicide, violence, fatherhood, loss of wife, terminal illness, river, bus, loss of mother, grandmother grandson relationship, multiple storylines ...
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
There Should Be Rules (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mia and Mirjam are two 14-year-olds who live in a very dreary little town. Though not especially grown-up, they're both trying. Mirjam gets a head start by forming a relationship with an older man who says he loves her. Mia has a dad who drinks ...
Plot: female director, relationships, small town, teenager, friendship, underage girl, older man young girl relationship, 14 year old, adolescence, best friend, swedish, coming of age
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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43%
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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: rumor, suicide thoughts, teenager, coming of age, soccer, friendship between boys, drug, jumping from height, teenage boy, watching porn, friendship, drugs ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, explosive, murder, police, funeral, violence, death
Place: cyprus
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40%
Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: While middle-aged Vincent (Didier Sandre) makes a sand castle on a beach in Brittany, France, his sister Zaza (Catherine Ferran) and brother Francois (Charles Berling) spend a summer day reflecting on death and loss. They think back on their sister ...
Plot: female director, death of sister, loss of sister, death of child, death, beach, cancer
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, family relations, generation gap, grandmother, family secret, loneliness, mental patient, aunt, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Child Murders (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A melodrama about children, the child murders that the film’s title refers to are the million and one ways that children’s souls are ravaged by neglect, unkindness and cruelty, even though several physical deaths take place in the story.
Plot: female director, teenage pregnancy, revenge, pregnancy, carriage, schoolboy, child, grandmother, dead child, child murder, death, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Handsome Priest (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young petty thief befriends the local priest.
Plot: coming of age, prison, death of grandfather, accountant, innocence, burglar, book, gang, bicycle, jealousy, poverty, merchant ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: venice
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38%
 7.0
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Drylongso (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman (Toby Smith) in a photography class begins taking pictures of black men out of fear they will soon be extinct.
Plot: female director, piano, pain, poster, cross dressing, serial killer, college student, death, dancing, handheld camera, black cast, tarot card ...
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 890
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, love and romance, rebelliousness, death in the family, motorcycle race ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 68
Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, suburbs, post traumatic stress disorder, anorexia, closeted gay, teenager, suicide attempt, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%