Movies like William

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William (2019)
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William (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two cutting-edge scientists give 'birth' to a Neanderthal—the first to walk the earth for some 35,000 years—in order to attempt to answer these questions. Part 'normal' child, part science experiment, William’s 'parents' struggle with the best way to raise him. As William grows toward adulthood, he is educated in the human experiences of love and intimacy. But his primitive impulses begin to emerge the more he tries to conform to human expectations, leading to tragic consequences for him and his loved ones.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, sincere, feel good, contemplative
Plot: scientist, neanderthal, teenager, experiment, university, cloning, dna, outsider, friends, family relations, society, escapades, fish out of water, parenting, college, private school, teenage crush, baby
Time: 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, sincere and contemplative films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, friends, society, escapades and teenager mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like William: A Mermaid's Tale (2017), The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019), Beautiful Wave (2011), Saige Paints the Sky (2013), Eleven Days (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Mermaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 12-year-old Ryan moves to the town where her father was born—a bleak, dying fishing town. However, exploring the coast, she discovers a cove that is home to a mysterious girl named Coral who reveals herself to be a mermaid.
Style: sincere, captivating, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fisherman, healing power, saving a life, mythical creature, friends, teenager, youth, moving, escapades, family relations ...
Place: usa
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95%
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: teenage protagonist, runaway, teenager, father son relationship, mother and son, social outcast, estranged mother, troubled youth, teen angst, society, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: surfing, adventure, self discovery, coming of age, youth, escapades, teenage life, friendship, society, drugs/alcohol, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, school, family relations, youth, art, horse, singing, balloon, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Eleven Days (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AJIT SINGH 12, blends in happily in to his new home in the middle of Australia. However, his brother RAJVEER 20, finds it unbearable to be constantly labelled a terrorist due to his beard and turban that he keeps faithfully according to his Sikh ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: young adult, family relations, teenager, father son relationship, friendship, love, brother sister relationship, death, surrealism, divine intervention, racial issues, mother son relationship ...
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60%
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Party Talk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four creative and sexually confused high school seniors are forced to deal with their sense of isolation while attending a booze-soaked party in New York City.
Style: captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative
Plot: teenager, party, rebellious teenager, american dream, coming of age, dream, high school friends, nightlife, friends, friendship, youth, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Face 2 Face (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over a series of video chats, a teenage outcast reaches out to his childhood friend, but finds that behind the veneer of popularity and a seemingly perfect life, she hides a disturbing secret.
Style: light, captivating, sincere, touching, tense ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, childhood friend, bullying, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, couple relations, youth, romance, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 532
Switched (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tired of being bullied, Cassandra Evans prays that her nemesis, Katie Sharp, the queen bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. Her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they get switched.
Style: humorous, feel good, contemplative, psychological, light ...
Plot: switching bodies, school, teenager, teenage girl, teacher, social media, cheerleader, internet, fame, prank, friend, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Mark's Secret to Eternal Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: 18-year-old Mark wakes up in a parallel world where no one knows who he is - not his family, friends or girlfriend - and discovers that he and all the people he loves will soon die a painful death.
Style: psychotronic, touching, psychological, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: parallel world, death, murder, supernatural power, supernatural, civil war, serial killer, parents and children, family, friends, family relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure, captivating, tense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teenager, religious conversion, islam, desire, mother, daughter, woman, parents and children, youth, religious faith ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 593
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jem and the Holograms (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Four aspiring musicians will take the ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, uplifting, captivating
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fame, musician's life, music band, best friends, artists and showbiz, secret identity, family relations, youth, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, best friends, escapades, youth, young heroes, pets, journey, friendship, rivalry, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
1 Chance 2 Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a 17-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted in her high school senior year, she finds herself divided between two boys, and she will have one last shot at making her dream a reality.
Style: captivating, emotional, light, sincere
Plot: dance school, one last chance, 17 year old, dancer, teenager, follow your dream, love triangle, rivalry, friendship, couples, family relations, dance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 428
Heaven's Door (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie Taylor has a problem how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, light, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, supernatural, family, small town, youth, family relations, social relations, small town life, miraculous event, parallel world, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, save the day, youth, family, young heroes, family relations, escapades, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 203
Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, thesis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, book, college, moving, career, society, dark humor, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.3
 542
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, light, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, pets, family, farm, coming of age, single parent, youth, dog, hopes, redemption, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tag (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, homeless, couples, drug addict, hiv, runaway, murder, abusive parent, flashback sequence, gay teenager, love, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
500 MPH Storm (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A high school science teacher must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe the US ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: experiment, hurricane, disaster film, nuclear reactor, scientist, tornado, storm, destruction, mass destruction, military, balloon, save the day ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, family gatherings, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, society, couples, optimism, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, pets, young heroes, animal life, human spirit, magic, dog, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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Blueprint (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of the first cloned human being - told in her own words: At the age of thirty the world-famous composer Iris Sellin learns that she has an incurable illness. She - a person who wanted to live for ever - does however not give in. In order ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: cloning, composer, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, solace, terminal illness, scientist, fear of death, clones, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern germany, germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
David & Kamal (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This story is about a 9 year old American Jewish boy, David, and Kamal, also a 9 year old and a poor street urchin of Arab descent selling postcards to tourist in the stone enclosed Old City of Jerusalem. At a first glance, Kamal seems bright and ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: street urchin, unlikely friendships, friends, friendship between boys, extortion, dishonesty, escapades, society, child protagonist, ambulance, cell phone, police ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this independent drama, writer-director Cory Cataldo explores the pain of adolescence with dark and disturbing results. Facing the pitfalls of high school with no support from their parents and teachers, a foursome of ostracized teenagers (Gary ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: high school, abusive parent, coming of age, helplessness, hate, racism, teenager, overweight, teen suicide, parents and children, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Een goed leven (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Helen (Ariane Schluter) suddenly find herself penniless and without a home after the death of her well to do husband who has overdrawn his credit account. She rent a room with common comfort room, dining area cum kitchen for all the tenants living ...
Style: unusual plot structure, feel good, psychological, humorous, light ...
Plot: gay hustler, older woman younger man, widow, mother daughter relationship, rejection, eviction, gay teenager, friendship, society, life is a bitch, disorder, family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
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Advantageous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, corporation, life is a bitch, family relations, society, single parent, mother daughter relationship, technology, distopia, hologram, parenthood, imagination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Come Home Raquel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Raquel, a 13 year old living in Queens, NY, struggles to make sense of her life after the deportation of her parents. Things quickly change upon the arrival of a new teacher and the return of her young uncle.
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, uncle niece relationship, new teacher, loneliness, coming of age, middle school, children, second chance, teenager, latina, missing father, latin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, family holiday, friendship, adventure, young heroes, friends, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, human animal relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%