Movies like Absence 2014

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Absence (2014)
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Absence (2014)
Original name: Ausência
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, taking care of his mother and younger brother; is work at the market; his friendship with Mudinho and Silvinha; and his confusing relationship, between sex and affection, with professor Ney. The film is a tapestry of the life moments of a boy in transition.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, parents and children, family problems, child as adult, teachers and students, coming of age, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Absence: Urban Tale (2012), The Third Side of the River (2014), Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Sisters (2009), Nobody Owns Me (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Urban Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy and a girl wake up in bed one morning, naked. The children's mother died a few weeks earlier. Before she died she asked her children to find their birth father who left them when they were still babies. Their quest in search of their ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, siblings relations, last wish, obsessive quest, introspection, dysfunctional family, escapades, youth, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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100%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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62%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, on the road, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, youth, family problems, self discovery, godparent, coming of age, obsessive quest, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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51%
 6.9
 34
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, golden years, elderly, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, single parent, coming of age, youth, siblings relations, working class, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: france
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49%
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, youth, dishonesty, high school, parents and children, family relations, teachers and students, high school life, power relations, social relations, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, coma, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 140
Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, family problems, single parent, prostitute, youth, small town life, absent mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 1K
Abel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 9-year-old Abel assumes his absent father's role as man of the house, he garners his family's respect, and life resumes a comfortable rhythm -- until a man arrives at the house, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch
Style: atmospheric, humorous, captivating, light, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, child as adult, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, family conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, youth, family in crisis, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 614
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 168
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, courtroom drama, custody, youth, single parent, parents and children, rivalry, fighting the system, family relations, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 284
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, rough, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference, partying, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, estrangement, family problems, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 2K
Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, obsession, family relations, urban ghetto, society, urban ghetto life, coming of age, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, family life, small town, youth, rivalry, dog, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 693
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 ⇓
35%
 6.2
 428
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, stranger, christian propaganda, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family life, obsession, family relations, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 650
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, estrangement, parents and children, under the surface, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%