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Up & Away (2012)
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Up & Away (2012)
Original name: Bekas
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 7) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the boarder. Unfortunately they have neither of those. But in spite of everything they decide to follow the dream. Written by Karzan Kader
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, road movie, gloomy
Plot: brother brother relationship, survival, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, homeless, follow your dream, dictatorship, youth, ethnic, coming of age, escape from reality, street kid, orphan, brother
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, siblings relations, hopes, society, parents and children and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Up & Away: Brother (2014), Let the Wind Blow (2004), Two Gates of Sleep (2010), Max & Lenny (2014), Brotherly Love (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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)
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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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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
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40%
The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, reform, family relations, exile, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 50
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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38%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, entertaining
Plot: family problems, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, desire for fame, prodigy, athlete's life, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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36%
Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: ship, family relations, youth, hopes, follow your dream, escapades, danger, coming of age, college dropout, siblings relations, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, family relations, parents and children, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, false accusation, release from prison, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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31%
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, desire, youth, family relations, father son relationship, hopes, family problems, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, family relations, life turned upside down, coming of age, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, siblings relations, boy, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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30%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, homeless, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hidden identity, going straight, follow your dream, youth, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, family relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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30%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, haunted by the past, family relations, coping, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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29%
 6.4
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, gay, drug abuse, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, family relations, estrangement, death of father ...
Time: 90s
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28%
 6.3
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
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28%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, family relations, human nature, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, going straight, rehabilitation, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, society, family relations, unemployment, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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27%
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, intern, family life, brother brother relationship, twins, garbage collector, mental retardation, medical school, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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26%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, family relations, civil war, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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26%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, family relations, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, chases and races, missing person, track down, coming of age, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prince of Central Park (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young boy sets out to find his mother. After setting up camp in Central Park, he encounters a group of people even needier than himself.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, on the run, family problems, family life, custody, homeless, central park manhattan new york city, family relations, siblings relations, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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Eighteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pip, a street kid just turning 18, receives his grandfather's World War II-era memoirs and discovers parallels to his own life.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, introspection, self discovery, survival, parents and children, teenage life, homecoming, redemption, estrangement, soldier, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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25%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, family life, family in danger, isolation, parents and children, political unrest, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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24%
 5.9
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Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, homeless, survival, street life, orphan, life is a bitch, beach, 20 year old, hollywood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, texas, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wings of Glass (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vingar av glas är en svensk film från 2000 regisserad av Reza Bagher, det var hans debutfilm. I huvudrollerna ses Alexander Skarsgård som en "vanlig svensk kille" och Sara Sommerfeld som en invandrartjej. Det blir problem mellan dem.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, wedding party, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, performer's life, urban ghetto life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%