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Son of Babylon (2009)
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Original name: Syn Babilonu
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human spirit, youth, family relations, hopes, political unrest, escapades, adolescence vs adulthood, desert, parents and children, pow, obsessive quest, elderly, family problems, coming of age, innocence lost, state affairs, golden years, family in crisis, children in wartime, boy
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family problems, coming of age, hopes and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Son of Babylon: Pandora's Box (2008), Natural Sciences (2014), Heat Wave (2011), Blessed (2009), Too Young to Be a Dad (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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73%
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Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: introspection, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, family relations, youth, elderly, coming of age, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 737
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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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53%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, wilderness, friendship, family relations, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 39
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, society, family problems, golden years, elderly, parents and children, immigrants, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, friendship, innocence lost, danger, obsessive quest, youth, escapades, family problems, coming of age, pedophile, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 705
When I Saw You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan, Greece, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jordan, 1967: displaced to a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an eleven-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipating dream that every refugee has imagined countless times, in Annemarie Jacir's passionate and ...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: refugee, camp, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, forceful separation, family relations, youth, coming of age, teenage life, freedom fighter, search for father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: jordan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 156
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, parents and children, introspection, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 350
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, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, south, alcoholic, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 161
Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, elderly, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, family problems, unlikely partners, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, family relations, hopes, elderly, parents and children, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, escapades, crimes, father and son, road trip, relationship problems, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 254
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, atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, juvenile delinquency, political unrest, prodigy, crimes, society, brother brother relationship, bandit, criminal, brother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, teenage life, society, single parent, youth, elderly, social misfits, river, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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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