Movies like Borderline Normal

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Borderline Normal (2001)
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Borderline Normal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family goes through a divorce.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, erotic
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, first sexual experience, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, domineering mother, group therapy, teenage life, divorced parents, female nudity, female orgasm, sex scene, making love, woman urinating, petting, family drama, panties, no panties, female sitting on a toilet, groping, breast fondling, teenage girl in underwear, braless teen, overalls, braless ...
Place: detroit

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, youth, family problems, parents and children and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Borderline Normal: Shouting Secrets (2011), Interiors (1978), To Take a Wife (2004), Locked in Silence (1999), Crackie (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: native american, getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, writers, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, female director
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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94%
 7.0
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To Take a Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: married couple, coercion, marriage, extramarital affair, marriage crisis, family feud, conflict, lovers, divorce, dysfunctional family, synagogue, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
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84%
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: children, youth, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, family in crisis, teenage life, siblings relations, mute or deaf, misfit, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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84%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, estrangement, single parent, youth, prostitute, small town life, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
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Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic, psychological, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, hiking, mother daughter relationship, fight, wildlife, dealing with the past, acceptance, flashback, sculpture, deer, flood ...
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, death, love, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
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74%
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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, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, gay, lgbt, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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73%
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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: parent child relationship, teenage life, immaturity, family problems, babies and infants, hopes, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, mother child relationship, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, psychological, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, borderline personality disorder, survival, high school, teenage life, youth, family problems, first sex, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, missing person, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
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72%
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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, half brother, skateboard, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: youth, family, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, love and romance, single parent, dysfunctional family, estrangement, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: shoplifting, friendship, divorced parents, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, coming of age, teenage life, adolescence, voyeurism, youth, teenage boy, police chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, on the road, interracial relations, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
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The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, gay, family problems, death in the family, estrangement, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, drug abuse, lgbtq, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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55%
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Run the Tide (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, responsibility, escapades, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, child care, lifestyle, child custody, runaway, transformation ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
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Place: chile
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
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Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s
Place: canada
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51%
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Barbie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve, an American physician, arrives at Pohang airport with his 13-year-old daughter Barbie. Mangtak welcomes and takes them in his old car to his brother Mangwoo’s house. In Mangwoo’s house, Steve watches Soonyoung, a 13-year-old girl, ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tragic ending, serious
Audience: kids
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Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, rough, erotic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: youth, kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, death of mother, coming of age, sibling relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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47%
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The Favourite Game (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As a kid, Leo thought he possessed, like a magician, the secret power to make things happen. As a young man, he certainly knows how to make things happen with women. But as his best friend Krantz would say to him, "Why do you always ask ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, erotic
Plot: dysfunctional family, abusive father, cheating wife, road trip, flashback, summer camp, self discovery, wooing, womanizer, children, adultery, male nudity ...
Place: canada
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46%
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, childhood, divorced parents, teenager, dysfunctional family, abusive husband, divorce, stepsister stepsister relationship, boy, parenting, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, contemporary, year 2012 ...
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
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Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, child abuse, courtroom, coming of age, false accusation, sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption, teenage life, custody, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
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43%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, parents and children, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
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Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, school, dysfunctional family, idealism, youth, hopes, society, lesbian, fall in love, stereotypes, estranged father, racial discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Finding Grace (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling family, already on the verge of disintegration, faces new challenges that will test their faith in God and each other.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, sincere, christian film
Plot: transformation, parents and children, loneliness, antisocial behavior, friendship, father daughter relationship, guilt, troubled youth, teenage life, rebellious daughter, church, christianity ...
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