Movies like Crossing the Lighthouse

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Crossing the Lighthouse (1999)
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Crossing the Lighthouse (1999)
Original name: La traversée du phare
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two kids about ten years old meet within a very peculiar framework: both come from broken families and are in care of foster homes...
Plot: school, police, lighthouse, bullying, runaway, waterfront, detention, girl dressed as boy, adventure

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Most similar movies to Crossing the Lighthouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and psychological films with plots about school, police, bullying, runaway, teacher, murder and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Crossing the Lighthouse: And Then I Go (2017), Birth of a Nation (1983), Children of Iron (2016), 6A (2016), After Lucia (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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And Then I Go (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two teenage outsiders are demoralized daily at school, until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release.
Plot: revenge, bullying, school, death, friendship, junior high school, police, tragedy, best friends, best friend, teenage boy, friendship between boys ...
Place: kentucky
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Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: corporal punishment, school, riot, juvenile delinquent, sex education, education, children, bullying, classroom, teacher, profanity
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62%
Children of Iron (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Rikutaro and Mariko are in the same grade at an elementary school. They become brother and sister after Rikutaro's mother and Mariko’s father marry. After their marriage, the children become upset because they are teased by their classmates, ...
Plot: schoolboy, dispute, mathematics, bridge, children, tunnel, husband wife relationship, school, classroom, police
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Plot: bullying, friendship, teacher, crisis, school, parent, teenager, mistrust, parents, school teacher, doubt
Place: eastern europe
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After Lucia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, high school life, society, teenage life, social decay, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, social relations, high school, humiliation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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45%
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Orphan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. The grown-up at last, an accomplished woman, who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, these characters come together to form a single heroine.
Style: no music, non-linear
Plot: school, sex scene, release from prison, junkyard, pregnant, newborn baby, missing child, runaway, prison, kiss, arrest, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, romania
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45%
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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44%
Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
Plot: children, school, education, female director
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43%
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The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.
Plot: father son relationship, hit and run, divorce, runaway, school, dysfunctional family, family crisis, coming of age, boy, marital separation, tragedy, sexual exploration ...
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42%
The Witches' Sabbath (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil.
Style: baroque
Plot: devil, witch, murder, mad woman, torture, orgasm, surrealism, reincarnation, loss of virginity, inquisition, psychoanalysis, sex ...
Time: 17th century
Place: tuscany
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42%
De toutes mes forces (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nassim, a 16-year-old boy, is placed with a family in the suburbs following the death of his drug addict mother. But he refuses to integrate into the social setting that surrounds him. He invents another life for himself, similar to that of his ...
Plot: teenager, troubled teen, school, teenage girl, loss of mother, pregnant teenager, pregnant, earring, teenage boy, cemetery, police, classroom ...
Place: paris france
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42%
Love Is All You Need? (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, a small Indiana town is rocked to its core when Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major. When the straight couple ...
Plot: bullying, lgbt, female director, switching roles, murder, gay, snuff, lesbian, heterosexuality
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41%
The Key Is in the Door (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marie (Annie Girardot) teaches high school and has a 16-year-old daughter in her class. Divorced some years previously, she has some vague egalitarian notions about friendship with her students and leaves her door open to them. One of her protégés ...
Plot: family drama, single parent, shower, homosexual, school, male nudity
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40%
Long Live the Bride (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a despairing, fatalistic Rome, Nicola finds himself flirting with the city’s dark side. Drinking too much and living among drifters, petty criminals and anxious immigrants, Nicola becomes entwined in an insurance scam that leads him further ...
Plot: murder suspect, murder, police
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40%
The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Plot: teenager, suicide, school, homosexuality, youth, lesbian
Place: ireland
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39%
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, political unrest, rebelliousness, fighting the system, violence spree, demonstration, violence, political protest, bullying, humiliation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: europe, italy
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39%
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A Lonely Woman (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The first motion picture film by Agnieszka Holland about loneliness, longing for affection, and misfortune. Irena, a postal delivery worker, is struggling with a inadequate housing, a drunk neighbor who wants to take her place, and a heartless boss, ...
Plot: female director, postman, misery, pessimism, hotel, murder, suffocation, aunt, runaway, car accident, school, will ...
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38%
Zeit der Fische (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Der 19 jährige Robert will raus aus der Enge seines Alltags in Halle-Neustadt. Er verliebt sich in die gleichaltrige Jana, die zusammen mit ihrem Bruder in einem verlassenen Kindergarten wohnt. Mit ihr zusammen könnte er weggehen - hätte Jana ...
Plot: teenage crush, rebellious youth, music, becoming an adult, single parent, job interview, runaway, escape, youth gang, punk band, concert, grownups ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Starlight Hotel (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, Kate (Greer Robson) is a 13-year-old girl living on New Zealand's South Island. When her mother dies and her father is offered a job in Wellington on North Island, Kate is sent to live with an aunt. The girl runs ...
Plot: runaway, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, world war one veteran, criminal, escape, barn, search for father, farm, aunt niece relationship, loneliness, hiding ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
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37%
Confused Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the story of a middle age professor who falls deaply in love with a young student in his English literature class. The student is a boarder in the teacher's house. The teacher is married and his wife knows he is mostly attracted to young ...
Plot: gay teenager, love, homosexual, school, intergenerational friendship, gay interest
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36%
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Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Plot: school, husband wife relationship, doctor, teacher, father son relationship, family relations, cancer, injury, fistfight, fight, rape, marriage ...
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34%
Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: sincere, captivating, melancholic, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, bullying, terminal illness, bathhouse, husband wife relationship, schoolgirl, doctor, japanese schoolgirl, east asian woman, vertigo, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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33%
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Kick-Off (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of students with varying family backgrounds begin to question their lives and the hypocritical values of their corrupt socialist society. Their decision to follow their own ideals brings them in disrepute with those closest to them. Their ...
Plot: basketball, car, businessman, chase, school, criminal, city, fight, mental institution, children, crazy, doctor ...
Time: 80s
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32%
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The World of Ludovic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ludovic, a young boy neglected by his artsy parents, falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of a piano teacher. They meet in secret places in the city. Not long after Sophie's father finds them naked together in her room, Ludovic is sent away ...
Plot: erotic photography, piano teacher, police, photographer, boy girl relationship, swimming pool, children, beach
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30%
Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, police, killer, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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30%
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Vaurien (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: -After five years of graduate studies, Red is always in search of a job and fight every day against the exclusion. Slowly, he is moving away from Anna, the love of his life. As a result of a letter to him meaning its cancellation, he makes it to the ...
Plot: unemployment, burning money, ransom demand, mask, trashcan, garbage can, employment agency, radio, flashback, police, cell phone, chess ...
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30%
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Cassava (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Filipino drama directed by Maryo J. De Los Reyes.
Plot: school, shame, blackboard, death, farming, funeral, house arrest, church, classroom, jail, mass grave, food poisoning ...
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Tender Age (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A movie which at first seems like a simple life story of an ordinary young man slowly evolves into an extraordinarily told ballade with twofold meaning - sad and optimistic at the same time...
Plot: coming of age, psychiatrist, poetry, loss of virginity, chewing gum, psychiatry, ballerina, injury, butt naked, model, school, swimming pool ...
Place: chechnya
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27%
Feuten: Het Feestje (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Freshmen, seniors and alumni clash with each other, themselves, and the police during an Amsterdam fraternity's epic opening party.
Plot: student, party, police, fraternity, abuse, prank, ritual, lawyer, swat team, kissing, confrontation, mockery
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27%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, human nature, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, sexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
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26%