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The Florida Project (2017)
 7.6
 102K
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, mother child separation, social services, female friendship, parent child relationship, single mother, summer, friendship between women, poverty, drug use, childhood, child, firefighter, netflix, female nudity, doll, prostitution, running, restaurant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, serious and realistic films with plots about friendship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, coming of age, cigarette smoking, runaway and friend mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Florida Project: Sherrybaby (2006), Tomboy (2011), Capernaum (2018), Short Term 12 (2013), Columbus (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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 7.4
 19K
Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, child protagonist, sexual identity, friendship, gender bending, family relations, youth, lgbt child, cross dressing, self discovery, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 73K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, rough, sad, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, child protagonist, neglected child, misery, traumatic childhood, refugee, low lives, child neglect, child labor, street life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 85K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: compassionate, emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, foster child, incest, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 15K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, relationships, social problems, family problems ...
Time: year 1950, year 2008, year 1954, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Happiest Place on Earth (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.
Style: neo noir, neorealism, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: economic crisis, unemployment, marriage, american dream, money, troubled marriage, tragedy, job seeking, mother daughter relationship, police detective, husband wife relationship, recession ...
Place: florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 32K
Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: abusive father, rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, alcoholic father, child protagonist, forgiveness, alcoholics anonymous, group therapy, motel, autobiography, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s, year 2015, 2000s, year 2005, year 1995 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Daughter of Mine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, secret, birth mother, conflict, child, money problems, church, husband wife relationship, female objectification, family relations, little girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: waitress, love at first sight, prostitution, alcoholic mother, mother daughter relationship, single mother, poverty, love, trailer home, working class, first love, nude girl ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Friend Henry (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Elsi Björkman and her mother Paula return from a week's holiday abroad, Elsi immediately notices that someone has been in her room. She tells her mother about it, but she does not believe her. At the local supermarket Elsi ...
Style: touching, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, friendship, secret, childhood, mental health, shoplifting, family relations, family tragedy, father son relationship, responsibility, dysfunctional family, mental disorder ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 7K
Starlet (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, older woman younger woman relationship, aging, lifestyle, introspection, twentysomething life, reach out, mother daughter relationship, employer employee relationship, film within a film, husband wife relationship, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 3K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, going straight, friendship, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, single mother, gender roles, teenager, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 825
Little Wing (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother, who doesn't want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching
Plot: parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, search for father, motherhood, childhood, single mother, father daughter relationship, horse riding, stolen car, stealing a car, coming of age, runaway child ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 6K
Sleepwalking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, road trip, foster home, family problems, introspection, uncle niece relationship, innocence lost, family relations, loss of job, single parent, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, single mother, workplace, introspection, love and romance, family secret, free spirited, hopes, parents and children, small town, workplace romance, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.8
 106K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, homosexual, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, loss of friend, parents and children, death of parent, loss of parent, family problems, drinking problem, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, disagreement, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, group of friends, emotional breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, friendship, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage girl, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: lgbt child, family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, theft, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, child protagonist, boy, marriage, birthday, fired from the job ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, spain, philadelphia, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship between men, gay sex, male prostitute, gay, homosexual, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, lgbt, prostitution, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, usa, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, parents and children, death in the family, human nature, working class, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, california, florida, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, society, social misfits, coming of age, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, st. louis missouri, philadelphia, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 6K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, terminal illness, promise, friendship, lie, chemotherapy, slacker, self destructing, cancer, new life ...
Time: year 1983, year 2000, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Skate Kitchen (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: skateboarding, feminist, mother daughter relationship, skateboard, social media, female friendship, running away from home, teenage girl, sisterhood, skateboarder, rebellious youth, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%