Movies like Year of Enlightment

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Year of Enlightment (1986)
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Year of Enlightment (1986)
Original name: El año de las luces
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, situated on the border with Portugal. Once in the sanatorium, Manolo, surrounded by boys all much younger than he is, feels a bit like the cock of the walk since the only other man around is the handyman Emilio who looks after the gardens and does whatever needs to be done about the place. His wife, Rafaela, is the cook. Manolo meets Irene, a falangist who runs the sanatorium, and the school teacher, Miss Transito, a crabby spinster. He has his first sexual experience, albeit as a voyeur, with his nurse Vicenta. When she has to leave, her place is taken by a girl from the village, Maria Jesus, with whom Manolo falls hopelessly in love. A relationship grows up between them which will mark them both for ever.
Style: humorous, sexual, touching, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, sanitarium, teenage love, teenage life, village, youth, romance, hospital, love and romance, sexual content, world war two, brother, tuberculosis, masturbation, impossible love, fascism, teenage boy, catholic priest, dormitory, drums, sperm, spanish civil war, confession, hypocrisy, nurse ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: spain

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Most similar movies to Year of Enlightment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, coming of age, youth, teenage life, romance, teenage love and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Year of Enlightment: Backroads (1997), Learning to Lie (2003), Belle Epoque (1992), Nico and Dani (2000), I Love You Baby (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Backroads (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Spain, 1974. A teenager and his father are traveling in a car that is the only property they have. Their life is a continuous move by desolate coastal apartments in the tourism low season. When forced to change route and get away from sea, their ...
Style: road movie, sexy, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: on the road, love, virgin, salesman, love triangle, parents and children, youth, society, love and romance, romance, teenage life, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
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Learning to Lie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: teenage crush, teenage love, teenage life, looking for love, family relations, youth, romance, lovers apart, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, tango, lust, murder, jealousy, lesbian, romance, obsession, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, friendship between boys, coming out, innocence lost, best friend, summer vacation, self discovery, gay, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, barcelona spain ...
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I Love You Baby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marcos, a boy looking sad and long-term projects, comes to the big city with the intention to find himself. The first thing is love. Falls in love with Daniel, a talented actor who continually seeks opportunities to prove it. This love newborn ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: love affair, rise to the top, unlikely couple, misfit, couples, life turned upside down, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, immigrants, disorder, gender bending, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, dominican republic
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66%
Too Young to Marry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: lovers reunited, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, romance, youth, coming of age, teenage life, unfulfilled love, wish come true, interracial relations, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut
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62%
Alex Is Lovesick (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This feature is one of the Israeli cinematography milestones. It displays the atmosphere of the late Israeli 50s from the view of young boy Alex, just becoming 13. His mom is the classic "Polish Mother", his school friends are young ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, black market, bar mitzvah, youth, love and romance, society, family relations, young heroes, romance, parents and children, teenage love, urban ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
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59%
Teen's Confessions (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four sisters work together to raise rent money after learning they have to move to another neighborhood in this coming-of-age drama based on the series.
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, coming of age, family relations, youth, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, single parent, teenage life, computers and web, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ciao Bella (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mustafa Moradi is aching to find a girlfriend. On the other end of the city, Linnea is desperately searching for a guy with style, courage and a burning passion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, romantic, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage love, clubbing, teenage life, looking for love, hidden identity, love and romance, society, misfit, coming of age, escapades, immigrants, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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58%
Moscow Square (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 1989 is an important year in the political history of Hungary. However, Petya and his friends couldn't care less. They are about to graduate high school. The only important things to them are the parties, girls, making some easy cash. And of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, high school, coming of age, high school friends, party, political unrest, teenage love, sexuality, studying ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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58%
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Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: spanish civil war, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, orphan, society, life is a bitch, friendship, rivalry, bittersweet, adoption, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seoul Searching (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea, China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1980s a group of foreign-born Korean teenagers who meet at a Seoul summer camp to learn what it means to be Korean. The three boys, from the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, then meet three girls who rock their world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, teenage love, camp, love and romance, youth, immigrants, society, friendship, rivalry, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seoul, korea
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57%
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The Seductor (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of Cosme, a boy of fifteen, is altered with the arrival of a new neighbor, Merche, a married woman, much older than him. Cosme falls for her and intends to conquer the woman.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, coming of age, infidelity, teenage life, parents and children, fall in love, farce, youth, love and romance, older woman teenage boy sex, loss of virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, bittersweet, family problems, family relations, loan, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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The Color of Milk (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Selma's mother died giving birth to her, and Selma's step aunt is living proof that men only cause trouble. So the 11 year old girl makes a deal with her best friends that they will stay away from boys and dedicate their lives to science. ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family relations, love and romance, best friends, romance, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, friendship, fall in love, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: high school life, school, young love, friends, coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, misfit, clergy, snitch, rebelliousness, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, love, love and romance, looking for love, teenage love, homecoming, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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In the Mood (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sex comedy, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, infidelity, youth, legal action, wooing, on the road, fall in love, romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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52%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, buddies, best friends, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, fascism ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
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The Shanghai Spell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, undercover, teenage love, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, crimes, romance, love and romance, village, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: barcelona, spain, china, barcelona spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: prisoner, showbiz, couples, love and romance, politics, actress, film within a film, political unrest, couple relations, artists and showbiz, jewish, lame ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: germany, europe, spain, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Schools Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June 1990, a large provincial town. It's the last day of class before the baccalaureate: a small group of graduates happily leaves high school - In the ambient euphoria, Lucas empties his bag: without mince words, he says out loud to his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, love affair, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, coming of age, romance, college, power relations, high school, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: society, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, sexual relations, couples, coming of age, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, loss of virginity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, first love, high school, romance, youth, virgin, love and romance, love, virginity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kisses for Everyone (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three students are sent by their families to Cadiz in 1965, his last chance to pass and become what is expected of them. The appearance of some dancers disrupts their commitments: boys lose the course and girls, their work. But together they learn ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Plot: looking for love, youth, romance, dancer's life, friendship, pregnancy, medical school, cabaret, family relations, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Getting That Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When East Coast teen Mandy Meyers moves to Los Angeles with her family, she's thrown into the fast life at McDermott High, where the pretty girls rule the school and two very different guys want to date her.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, high school, romance, teenage life, love triangle, youth, first love, high school life, popularity, love and romance, unwanted kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rockford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the protagonist and there are a lot of events that would look ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, teenage life, friendship, high school, school, teachers and students, boarding school life, high school life, rivalry, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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43%
Hot Bubblegum (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Momo and Yudale take turns mounting Bentzi's foreign buxom cousin, but Yudale and her get stuck together. Momo raises the bar even further by proving the rumors of an accepting older buxom piano tutor, Fritzi. Bentzi looks for love.
Style: realistic, teen sex comedy, humorous, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: looking for sex, teenage life, friends, buddies, youth, young lovers, teenage love, love and romance, strong sexual content, beach, sexual humor, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%