Movies like Dummy 2008

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Dummy (2008)
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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 size mannequin into a brand new mum for him to talk to. Jack's obsession leads to both comic misunderstandings and bitter antagonism as the pair battle through grief, anger and denial.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, youth, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations, mental illness, sibling relationship, mannequin, teenage boy, funeral, dj, urination, boxer shorts, barefoot male, loss of mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, coming of age, parents and children and teenage life mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dummy: Two Gates of Sleep (2010), Absence (2014), Mother, I Love You (2013), Zion and His Brother (2009), My Skinny Sister (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, family relations, family problems, last wish, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
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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 ⇓
93%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: anorexia, family relations, siblings relations, child illness, mental illness, sisterhood, kids in trouble, youth, family problems, parents and children, strong female character, fighting illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, coming of age, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, obsession, family life, teenage life, family relations, hidden truth, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, gay, youth, society, couples, family problems, religions or cults, marital discord, private detective, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, youth, small town, family life, dog, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, society, love, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, introspection, memory loss, life turned upside down, accident, school teacher, architect, funeral, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, family relations, friendship, youth, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
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Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, youth, death of mother, death in the family, friends, dealing with death, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 51
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, love and romance, youth, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crimes, hopes, in the woods, optimism, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, bare chested boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, youth, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, social relations, family relations, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
My Daughter's Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, money raising, obsession, teenage life, kids in trouble, family in crisis, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Lily Sometimes (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, animal lover, countryside, lawyer, family relations, estrangement, introspection, siblings relations, sister, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, youth, high school, high school life, downfall, crimes, kids in trouble, social relations, unfulfillment, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, political unrest, society, crimes, brother brother relationship, bandit, sibling, brother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 50
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family in crisis, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%