Movies like Swans

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Swans (2011)
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Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They stay together in her old apartment. Another woman also occasionally lives there: Kim, a beautiful, enigmatic and aloof Asian. Petra's disease is of no interest to Manuel whereas Tarso visits Petra obsessively in the clinic. Sharing the same space with Tarso is hard for Manuel. Their previous relationship was based on 'visits only'. Manuel is overcome by a sense of emptiness. Meanwhile, Manuel develops an erotic desire for Kim, in fact a transsexual, who helps him discover Petra's body...
Style: touching, serious, contemplative, captivating, gloomy, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, youth, parents and children, estrangement, transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coma, father son relationship, hospital, urban, city life, teenager, rap, female nudity, clinic, masturbation, male nudity, erection, mask, skateboard, male masturbation, cigarette smoking, boredom, sexual desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, estrangement and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Swans: Jack (2014), Stopped on Track (2011), Urban Tale (2012), Furious (2011), Everything Is Fine (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, young heroes, parents and children, boy, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, child as adult, self discovery, journey, search, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, dealing with death, sickness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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74%
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Urban Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy and a girl wake up in bed one morning, naked. The children's mother died a few weeks earlier. Before she died she asked her children to find their birth father who left them when they were still babies. Their quest in search of their ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, last wish, siblings relations, obsessive quest, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, escapades, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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71%
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Furious (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sven (15) will be director and has been busy filming. He films his friends, especially those to do free running and put the videos on YouTube. He asks Roosmarijn to work on his first feature film. They may not know that he gets a thrashing at home ...
Style: serious, touching, tense, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, best friends, teenage life, parents and children, filmmaking, abusive father, father son relationship, teenage love, skateboard, forgiveness, buddies, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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68%
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Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, teen suicide, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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67%
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, teenage life, haunted by the past, estrangement, teenage love, elderly, relationship vs career, youth, family relations, couples, aging, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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62%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, gender, family relations, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, life is a bitch, family in crisis, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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58%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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55%
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Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, coma, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, family relations, family, parents and children, countryside, parent child relationship, father son relationship, nature, separated parents, kids and family, father and son, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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53%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, teenage boy, teenager, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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50%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations, single parent, haunted by the past, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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49%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, loss, love, death, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
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48%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth, child as adult, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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48%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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46%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, teenager, money problems, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latvia
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43%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, friendship, youth, family relations, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, friends, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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43%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, family in crisis, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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42%
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Homevideo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Shy, sensitive high school outsider Jakob Moormann is miserably lacking immaterial support at home, where his strict father, uniformed cop Claas, and selfish mother are too busy breaking up to be there for him. Jakob focuses on class dream-girl ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: school, estrangement, parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, misfit, blackmail, public humiliation, masturbation, first love, rejection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, addiction, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, estrangement, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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41%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, introspection, sexual abuse, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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40%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, under the surface, family gatherings, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, siblings relations, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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40%
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Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, parent child relationship, family problems, immaturity, hopes, babies and infants, couples, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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39%
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Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, family life, death in the family, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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39%
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Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, youth, family relations, family problems, teenager, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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38%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, homeless, family relations, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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