Movies like Abel

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Abel (2010)
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Abel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 9-year-old Abel assumes his absent father's role as man of the house, he garners his family's respect, and life resumes a comfortable rhythm -- until a man arrives at the house, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch
Style: atmospheric, humorous, light, captivating, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, child as adult, youth, dysfunctional family, friendship, innocence lost, bittersweet, family conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

Most similar movies to Abel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, coming of age, dysfunctional family and female director mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Abel: Absence (2014), Kept and Dreamless (2005), The Best Things in the World (2010), Family Law (2006), It Was the Son (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, child as adult, youth, family problems, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, coming of age, life is a bitch, family problems, pimp, strong female presence, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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74%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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74%
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, youth, hopes, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, light, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, life turned upside down, family life, disorder, social relations, innocence lost, high school life, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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69%
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Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, friendship, family relations, disorder, youth, escapades, brother brother relationship, buddies, bittersweet, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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So Much Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A family vacation is bogged down by unrelenting rain, as a teenage girl and her divorced father try to find common ground.
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, resort, parents and children, siblings relations, confined, family problems, vacation, father daughter relationship, estrangement, teenager, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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67%
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The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, youth, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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59%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, family in crisis, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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57%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, countryside, youth, elderly, village, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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56%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, hopes, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, moral dilemma, teenage life, family relations, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, juice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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52%
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, family problems, couples, family relations, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, family life, bittersweet, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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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, parents and children, siblings relations, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, friends, child abuse, teenage sexuality, youth, bittersweet, underage sex, role playing, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, longing, social differences, against the odds, young heroes, leaving home, parents and children, family life, youth, working class, forbidden love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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46%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, dark humor, urban, siblings relations, friends, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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43%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, self discovery, introspection, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, black romance, marriage, woman, changing lives, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, wooing, couples, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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41%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, friendship, sport team, eccentric family, disorder, youth, family, cross dressing, family relations, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, family relations, youth, rebellion, rebelliousness, hippie, voyeur, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, bittersweet, strong female presence, river, aging, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Family Weekend (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: hostages, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, confined, family relations, punishment, negligence, suburbs, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, drug abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, mother, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
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37%