Movies like Half-Life

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Half-Life (2008)
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Half-Life (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual, offbeat, sexy, futuristic
Plot: family relations, teenage love, youth, prodigy, parents and children, manipulation, society, single parent, love and romance, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, mother's boyfriend, suburbs, apocalypse, militant, religions or cults, save the world, dull life, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, suburban life, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Half-Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, single parent, society, family problems and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Half-Life: Libero (2006), The Wise Kids (2011), Vicious Circle (2009), Children of Invention (2009), Drunkboat (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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95%
 6.3
 976
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, interracial relations, teenage boy, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: working class, single parent, family problems, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, society, eviction, youth, family relations, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 4.9
 614
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 420
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Absent Father (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama starring Jessica Kadish, JP Quicquaro, Debbie Friedlander
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat
Plot: teenage life, life turned upside down, on the run, youth, love and romance, miraculous event, pregnancy, religions or cults, family relations, disorder, teenage runaway, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, betrayal, society, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, family values, siblings relations, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 1K
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 428
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 5K
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 ⇓
57%
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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, bittersweet, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 2K
Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, obsession, family relations, urban ghetto, society, urban ghetto life, coming of age, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sexual ...
Plot: urban ghetto, youth, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.4
 505
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, family problems, family relations, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 216
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, realistic, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 518
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 716
King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, redemption, going straight, human spirit, society, youth, hopes, parents and children, crimes, crime and punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 366
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, youth, going straight, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.1
 484
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, family relations, gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, dying, reconciliation, sick mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 761
I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: relationship vs career, life turned upside down, family relations, single parent, estrangement, dull life, couples, interracial relations, supportive spouse, society, unfulfillment, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, dysfunctional family, family relations, hopes, parents and children, nun, youth, family problems, father daughter relationship, girl, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, family problems, youth, orphan, society, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, gender, love and romance, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, miami, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, isolation, forbidden love, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%