Movies like Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone

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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
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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, reading, her passion for dance, and for French pop-star Jean-Jacques Goldman, Stéphanie copes in this colorful neighborhood where friendship is primordial. One day, she knows that she'll leave this place to lead the life she's always dreamed of.
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, parents and children, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, coming of age, best friends, friends, dance school, immigrants, strong female presence, social relations, female nudity, sex scene, hayloft
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, friends and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone: Booky's Crush (2009), Foreign Letters (2012), Anita & Me (2002), Bruno (2000), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family, romance, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, teenage life, fish out of water, culture clash, immigrants, social relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
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66%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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56%
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, hopes, family in crisis, self discovery, family problems, youth, obsessive quest, on the road, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
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50%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: nanny, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, friends, father son relationship, adult child friendship, mental illness, teenager, abused child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Teen's Confessions (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four sisters work together to raise rent money after learning they have to move to another neighborhood in this coming-of-age drama based on the series.
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, coming of age, family relations, youth, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, single parent, teenage life, computers and web, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, buddies, youth, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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48%
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, friendship, social relations, youth, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 215
Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
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Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, optimism, hopes, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, misfit, clergy, snitch, rebelliousness, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 440
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
36%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, society, youth, lifestyle, aging, family relations, filmmaking, parents and children, teenage life, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, follow your dream, abusive father, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, music band, rebellion, youth, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, alcohol, drinking contest, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male bonding, male friendship, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: concierge, family life, homecoming, nothing goes right, family problems, inheritance, couple relations, friendship, getting home, society, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, politics, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Girls Can't Swim (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, teenage life, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, lesbian teen, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%