Movies like Mateo

If you like "Mateo" you are looking for movies about / with teenage love, death, billiards, gun, theater, teenage boy and murder themes of Drama genre shot in Colombia or France.
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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: teenage love, death, billiards, gun, theater, teenage boy, murder, priest, coming of age, uncle, confession, uncle nephew relationship, teenager, jumping from height, jumping into water, mafioso, pushed from height, infiltration, 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, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about coming of age, teenager, teenage boy, murder, death, gun and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mateo: The Bay Boy (1984), Annalisa (2011), The Boy Who Had Everything (1985), Boy on the Bridge (2016), The Last Hammer Blow (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 599
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, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, parents and children, clergy, juvenile delinquency, forbidden love, teenage love, social relations, small town life, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 143
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: soccer, friendship between boys, drug, jumping from height, friendship, coming of age, suicide thoughts, male masturbation, masturbation, teenager, teenage boy, rumor ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: college student, coming of age, australian, college freshman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, male nudity, teenage boy, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, funeral, violence, murder, death, police
Place: cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, youth, single parent, orchestra conductor, orchestra, jumping into water, cancer, playing piano, child protagonist, wig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: violence, fatherhood, grandparent grandchild relationship, suicide, mountain, jumping from height, murder, gun, airport, running, death, river ...
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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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: motorcycle, student, murder, assassination, photograph, vomiting, held at gunpoint, police officer, revenge plot, death of father, gun, dancing ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Handsome Priest (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Story: A young petty thief befriends the local priest.
Plot: coming of age, thief, burglar, merchant, poetry, sex with a priest, dead boy, slingshot, boy, older woman younger man relationship, spinster, poverty ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: caucasian, basketball court, high school athlete, brother brother relationship, african american, gun, father son relationship, coming of age, basketball, racism, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 286
Concurs (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An outdoors orientation contest turns into a journey to the participants' self and conscience.
Plot: teenage boy, teamwork, contest, wilderness, rape, death, competition, obstacle course, bus, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, apartment building, grave, rain, seduction, murder, small town, neighbor, death, drunkenness, coming of age, chance meeting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: voyeur, death, sex, murder, rape, death of father, keyhole, death by shooting, looking through a keyhole, photo album, aunt nephew relationship, gun ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, publisher, taxi, handcuffs, beach, teenage boy, photograph, laptop, hotel, letter, emotionless, novelist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sin, sexual repression, confession, death, politics, murder, prime minister, controversy, priest, surrealism, political party ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, cruelty, becoming an adult, alcohol abuse, teen drinking, father son relationship, male bonding, underage drinking, castle, teen angst, rabbit ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: prayer, ambush, death, gun, revenge, auction, redemption, smoking, priest
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 52
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: coming of age, friendship, media, commune, high school student, youth, filmmaking, rock band, independence, teenager
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, brother, death, body, oppression, shot to death, cave, society
Place: milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Paul's Case (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 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, infatuation, theater, teenager, coming of age, winter, rose, thief, snow
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 508
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: police, girl, poverty, coming of age, friendship between boys, surrogate family, pornographer, neglected child, surrogate brother, juvenile delinquent, teenager, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: murder, death, gun, train, violence, shooting, drinking, ghost town, post war, death by gunshot
Time: year 1945, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, coming of age, teenager, siblings relations, interracial relations, kids in trouble, witnessing a crime, teenage life, youth, small town life ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Adagio sostenuto (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film tells the love story between Anna and José, while at the same time approaches the intersections of urban violence and artistic creation, nature and civilization, war and peace, life and death, abandon and union, showing that in the end of ...
Plot: widow, filmmaker, gun, female protagonist, love, suicide, screenwriter, film within a film, existentialism, destiny, tragedy, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.0
 62
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: lie, coming of age, teenage girl, family drama, telling a joke, internet chat, teenager, swimming pool, lollipop, catholic mass, smartphone, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: school, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits, misfit, coming of age, village, mental illness, child protagonist, chemistry, grandmother, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 37
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: friendship, coming of age, youth, friendship between boys, childhood friend, male nudity, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
 7.1
 2K
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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: baseball, confession, family relations, 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 ⇓
42%
 5.3
 197
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, religious conversion, teenager, sexuality, islam, desire, daughter, woman, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
14 Days with Victor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Victor is a magnetic young boy that survive in London. A chance encounter leads him to Martin and Anna, two artists who share studio and a vital moment. Martin wants to relaunch his career and, while awaiting his brother lives, a former boxing star ...
Style: sadistic
Plot: psychopath, female nudity, artist, murder, death, masturbation, teenage boy, male nudity, psychopathic killer, painter, humiliation, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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