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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, youth, on the road, self discovery, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, life turned upside down, strong female presence, escape, teenage life, grownups, mother daughter relationship, mother and daughter, uncover truth, teenager, teenage girl, adolescence vs adulthood, cross country, little girl
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, family problems, teenage life and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom: Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Anita & Me (2002), Girl in Progress (2012), Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011), The Best Things in the World (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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92%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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88%
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, youth, society, dishonesty, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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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76%
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Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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75%
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
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72%
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Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, family problems, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, older sister, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, youth, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, campfire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, couples, golden years, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
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70%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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70%
Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, teenager, couples, society, innocence lost, friends, strong female presence
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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70%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, search, family life, lifestyle, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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70%
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Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, baby, life turned upside down, child as adult, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, family, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
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69%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, romance, youth, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, family problems, cross country, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
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69%
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Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, parents and children, family in crisis, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life, couple relations, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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69%
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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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68%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, human spirit, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, youth, babies and infants, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
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67%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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67%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
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67%
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: feel good, touching, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, looking for love, love and romance, youth, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester england ...
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66%
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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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66%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, family problems, single parent, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
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66%
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Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
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66%