Movies like The Bad Intentions

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The Bad Intentions (2011)
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The Bad Intentions (2011)
Original name: Las malas intenciones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl convinces herself that she will die on the same day that her brother will be born.
Style: humorous, psychological, sincere, captivating, tense, bleak, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, obsession, terrorism, youth, family problems, society, daydreamer, brat, family in crisis, pregnancy, political unrest, state affairs, fantasy life, baby, dark humor, suburbs, danger, dealing with death, suburban life, coming of age, imaginary character, female director, vampire, school, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, peru

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Most similar movies to The Bad Intentions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, family problems, parents and children, society, coming of age and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Bad Intentions: Raising Genius (2004), Mickybo and Me (2004), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Lost Islands (2008), Kept and Dreamless (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: mischievous children, youth, kids in trouble, friendship, obsession, society, political unrest, friends, ira, religions or cults, state affairs, wannabe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 616
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: humorous, touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, coming of age, life is a bitch, strong female presence, pimp, family problems, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, captivating ...
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 ⇓
83%
The Spanish Woman (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola is pregnant again but she and their daughter Lucia are left to starve while Ricardo spends all their savings on a sleek new set of wheels for his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, immigrants, vengeance, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, secret identity, life turned upside down, mistress, coming of age, pregnancy, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, golden years, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.2
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Acne (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the age of 13, Rafael Bregman has already lost his virginity, but has never kissed a girl. With his pimple-riddled face, his dysfunctional family, and a lowered self-esteem, getting this much anticipated first kiss proves trickier than expected. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage sexuality, school, prostitute, family relations, teenage boy, society, youth, lifestyle, sexual awakening, disco, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
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Nora's Will (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jose learns that Nora, the woman he was married to for 30 years and from whom divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains Joseph that due to the celebrations this time of the year, if Nora is not buried that same day, they should wait at ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, clergy, rabbi, funeral, tradition, death, pizza, photograph, coffin, love, ex wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, language barrier, travel, family life, society, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, school, rejection, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 1K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 413
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, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, resort, siblings relations, family problems, confined, vacation, father daughter relationship, teenager, estrangement, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, youth, obsessive quest, on the road, family problems, self discovery, family in crisis, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, young heroes, lifestyle, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional character, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 987
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, biting ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, showbiz, coming of age, lifestyle, filmmaking, youth, artists and showbiz, satire, family relations, celebrity culture, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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God Send Me a Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stage play about a young lady in her 20's who keeps dating the wrong men, her friends and family try to make her see what she's doing wrong but she learns on her own that that the man she really needed was right in front of her the whole ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, young lovers, couples, suburbs, midlife crisis, youth, society, womanizer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prayer, play, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, social relations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, family problems, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, dark humor, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Squint Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: farm, countryside, family problems, friendship, school, human nature, youth, odd couple, life is a bitch, on the run, family relations, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gay interest, father son relationship, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.3
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Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, family life, human nature, suburban life, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, single parent, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, teenage life, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 647
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, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, family problems, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, older sister, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, superhero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, sincere, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, youth, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 1K
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, youth, hopes, family problems, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 126
To Find a Man (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boarding-school girl (Pamela Sue Martin) comes home pregnant and asks the boy (Darren O'Connor) next door for help getting an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage pregnancy, battles, family problems, couples, friends, boarding school, family relations, betrayal, youth, life is a bitch, school ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%