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Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
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Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Original name: Bare skyer beveger stjernene
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a completely different attitude. Jacob is outgoing, exciting, funny and has wisdom way beyond his tender years. He gradually pulls Maria out of her shell and enables her to come to decisions which will affect her entire life.Only Clouds Move the Stars tackles a serious subject with humour and wit. With its strong emotional content, the film leaves no one untouched. Based on an award-winning novel, this film shares the sensibilities of the Swedish hit, My Life as a Dog.
Plot: female director, friendship, cancer, death, family relations, girl, father daughter relationship, sadness, brother sister relationship, death of son, grief, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, grandmother granddaughter relationship, friend, grandfather granddaughter relationship, boy girl relationship, mourning

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Only Clouds Move the Stars: Scratches in the Table (1998), Little Crumb (1999), Back Home (TV Movie) (1989), Shooting the Moon (1998), The Treasure Seekers (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Scratches in the Table (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. She investigates her grandmother's "summer ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, death of grandmother, skinny dipping, death, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Greatest Store In The World (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternitive place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. ...
Plot: female director, family relations, teenage girl, van, security guard, single mother, burglar, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, christmas, doorman, department store ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 2K
Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, orphan, hit by a car, orphanage, harbor, street life, pianist, friendship, boy ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Back Home (TV Movie) (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to snobby classmates and rule-filled boarding schools, Rusty ...
Plot: world war two, boarding school, little brother, boy, scaffold, cigarette smoking, dancing, redhead, fainting, friendship, sneaking out, redhead girl ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, mother daughter relationship, christmas, stepbrother stepsister relationship, syringe, scooter, heroin addict, family relations, girl, father daughter relationship, urban setting, male female relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: female director, father daughter relationship, refrigerator, widower, manuscript, pit, family relations, deputy sheriff, inventor, newspaper editor, father son relationship, female doctor ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, surrogate family, death of mother, death of father, friend, husband wife relationship, orphan, search, girl, animals, family relations, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, family, youth, hopes, coming of age, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 175
June R (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: June R is a 2006 Tamil drama film directed by Revathy Varmha. The film stars Jyothika in the title role with Kushboo, Saritha and Biju Menon in supporting roles. The film's soundtrack are composed by Malayalam composer Sharreth, while Madhu ...
Plot: female director, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, custody, mother daughter relationship, female bonding, orphan, lawyer, death, female protagonist, court, advertising agency, adoptive mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Crows (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining a lover or is asleep. One morning, Crow sees ...
Plot: female director, surrogate mother, boat, kidnapping, beach, girl, nickname, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, boy, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The World of Us (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outcast's relationship with her new summer friend is put to the test when the school year begins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, children, father and daughter, father daughter relationship, bullying, childhood, mother daughter relationship, alcoholic father, little girl, school, hopes, mother and daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 132
Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alternate Weeks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12 year old girl and her 8 year old brother live one week with their mother and the next week with their father. The girl blamers her mother, a super businesswoman for the divorce and turns all her anger on her. She prefers the weeks with her ...
Plot: sms, school, kiss, father son relationship, divorce, mother daughter relationship, christmas, father daughter relationship, love, birthday party, brother sister relationship, text messaging ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 49 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 936
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 62 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 286
Sister (2014)
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: captivating, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 1K
Rip Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: colourful, captivating, inspirational
Plot: teenage girl, friendship, father daughter relationship, surfing, teen romance, female director, friend, teenage boy, male female relationship
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Glass-blower's Children (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn ...
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, kidnapping, family relations, escapades, danger, hostages, hostage, palaces castles and temples, child in peril, royal family, couple relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%