Movies like The Going Up of David Lev

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The Going Up of David Lev (1973)
 7.3
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The Going Up of David Lev (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ten-year-old Israeli boy whose father died years earlier during the Six-Day-War is determined to find out more about his father's death. He skips school and, with the help of a friendly cab driver, heads to Jerusalem to find the men who fought with his father's unit and learn the exact circumstances. During the drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the cabbie provides a history of the establishment of the Jewish state
Plot: taxi driver, death of father, skipping school
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel

Most similar movies to The Going Up of David Lev

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about death of father, family relations, friendship, father son relationship, youth, boy and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like The Going Up of David Lev: Godless (2015), Amour d'enfance (2001), White Men Can't Dance (2012), Mermaid (2000), A Piggy Tale (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 354
Godless (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers reconnect after the death of their parents.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), death of mother, loss of mother, gay interest, male full rear nudity, loss of parents, male nudity, brother brother relationship, loss of father, death of father, orphan, death of parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Amour d'enfance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This feature length entry from shorts director Caumon deals with a turbulent mother and son relationship in a rural setting.
Plot: farm, countryside, family relations, cancer, hunting, father son relationship, friendship, love triangle, death of father, violence, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
White Men Can't Dance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pete Weaver has out of the break-dancing world for a long time and his father, and daughter needs expensive medical treatment. With training assistance from his old break-dancing buddies, he sets his sights on winning a competition that promises ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream, doctors and patients, rivalry, unemployment, death of loved one, death of father, loss of daughter, loss of job, death of daughter, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 541
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, bittersweet, single parent, friendship, parents and children, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.5
 17
A Piggy Tale (1991)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Story: Dolly, a lovely, adorable little girl from the mountain region. Due to the death of her parents, she was sent to her parents' friend, Mrs. Chu's care. When Dolly and her mini pig playmate, Guava, first came to Taipei, they brought a great ...
Plot: animal, death of father, girl, pig, search, surrogate family, orphan, death of mother, friend, family relations, animals, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: coming of age, family relations, religions or cults, social relations, youth, culture clash, society, rabbi, fall in love, love and romance, jewish, judaism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Christmas with Tucker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While coming to terms with his dad's recent passing in a tractor accident, 13-year-old George McCray is living with his grandparents on their Kansas farm. George misses his mom, Jill, who has moved to Minnesota to deal with her grief, but there ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good
Plot: golden retriever, christmas, dog, power of love, reunion, grief, death of father, human animal relationship, christmas movie, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: grief, talent show, nightstick, single parent, video, moving, girl dressed as boy, girl, single mother, mother daughter relationship, bicycle, small town ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Long Shadow (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA, Hungary
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of a young man, a famous stage actor, who is notified of the death of his father whom he has never seen. In Israel where his father is buried, he meets with his father's young widow, as well as with a movie director who need the son ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, hungarian, archaeologist, filmmaking, trip, israeli, bible, flight attendant, reporter, death of father, male female relationship, television reporter ...
Place: israel, jerusalem, budapest, budapest hungary, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 94
Anton (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anton is 10 years old. Anton's father was a jet fighter pilot who died in an accident. Anton's mother told Anton that his father is flying angels around in heaven. Anton is obsessed with aeroplanes (his bedroom is full of models and ...
Plot: bed wetting, pilot, air force, boy, school, father son relationship, classroom, loss of father, death, biplane, girl, death of father ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 429
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, small town, racism, youth, family problems, small town life, friends, family relations, social relations, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 6K
Summer 1993 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, based on true events
Plot: summer, countryside, death of mother, childhood, family, orphan, little girl, niece, loss, childhood trauma, cousin cousin relationship, death of father ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 1990s
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, catalonia, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Elias is a 10 year old boy living in Athens with his family in 1969 and has an interest in Jules Verne's stories and in astronomy. His father, with whom Elias has a strong relationship, is a travelling salesman and his absence affects the whole ...
Plot: female director, childhood, orphan, brother, car, vomiting, letter, sex, death of father, car accident, funeral, loss of father ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: athens, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 380
Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, holocaust, battles, friends, misfit, human nature, mental illness, dealing with death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 266
River's End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Corbin plays a fictional Menard County sheriff who uses country savvy and cowboy logic to straighten out his angry teen-aged grandson, Clay, a high school senior who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: small town, going straight, wilderness, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, danger, youth, family life, crimes, teenage life, ultimatum, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gates of Paradise (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Heaven's daughter Annie finds herself orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, especially for her half-brother Luke. Without the warm glow of Luke's love, she is lost in ...
Plot: death of grandfather, isolation, birthday present, secret, death of mother, death of father, 18 year old, mercedes benz
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 102
The Nativity (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas.
Style: biblical
Plot: pregnancy, christmas eve, religion, christmas present, christmas
Place: jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, family relations, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.2
 239
Inheritance (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Belize
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.
Plot: incestuous kiss, death of father, childhood home, brother sister incest, cleavage, nervous breakdown, female orgasm, man in underwear, rejection, fingering, skinny dipping, estranged father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: interracial relations, widow, death of husband, child's point of view, death of father, death, car accident, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, parents and children, family problems, coming of age, siblings relations, society, human nature, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sweet Smell of Sex (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A young woman arrives in New York to visit a friend and lands in one hot spot after another as she fends off the perverted advances from every man she meets.
Style: underground film
Plot: street life, prostitution, striptease, urban setting, pickpocket, sadism, rape, taxi driver, model, photographer, roommate
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Catching Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: "What happens when a bestselling atheist author Professor Mark Gavin loses his faith in atheism? This intense drama asks tough questions and explores why there is no such thing as coincidence."
Style: christian film
Plot: atheism, father son relationship, park, death of father, atheist, religious conversion, crisis of faith, religion, christianity, missing child
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.8
 119
Eli & Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, crimes, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, investigation, youth, child protagonist, revenge, girl, betrayal, concussion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.3
 303
Cab to Canada (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman (Maureen O'Hara) and a young cabby (Jason Beghe) seek life's meaning as they drive from California to Canada.
Style: road movie
Plot: old age, father figure, male female relationship, road trip, single mother, on the road, taxi driver, old woman, taxi, cross country, boy, friendship
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, exciting, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, boarding school life, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, pets, family life, nursing, wounded animal, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.8
 374
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, starting over, friendship, human spirit, hopes, redemption, dog movie, dog, mother daughter relationship, car accident, loss of wife, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 8.2
 159
Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, small town, estrangement, infidelity, love and romance, siblings relations, love affair, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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