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Booky's Crush (2009)
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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 want to support his skill, Thomas in particular wants him to take up a vocation that is a little more stable. Willa, the part time librarian, is attracted to Russell, the medical student she meets at the library. And 11-year old Booky is happy that she has been asked to tutor the new older sixth grade student, Georgie Dunlop, in spelling, since she has a crush on him, her first ever. She just can't wait for him to ask her to the school dance. But she begins to have mixed feelings about Georgie based on a gift he gives to her. Digging a little deeper, Booky begins to understand both the good and bad of Georgie.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, family, romance, parents and children, family life, love and romance, society, working class, coming of age, first love, child, school, student life, high school life, social relations, teenage girl, great depression, girl, male female relationship, library, husband wife relationship, canadian ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to Booky's Crush

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, love and romance and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Booky's Crush: Booky & the Secret Santa (2007), Pit Pony (1997), Just a Dream (2002), Due East (2002), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, unemployment, family life, parents and children, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, wish come true, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, epic, social
Plot: horse, youth, pony, coal mining, friends, family relations, dangerous animal, society, hopes, coming of age, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, family relations, social relations, obsession, family life, interracial relations, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, usa
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family problems, teenage life, society, dysfunctional family, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, elderly lovers, youth, family life, family problems, couples, estrangement, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: art house, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, female nudity, youth, countryside, boy, small town, society, dealing with death, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, youth, lgbt, gay, bullying, rugby, teenage life, teenage love, childhood, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
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The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, boy, murder, innocence lost, first sexual experience, bittersweet, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, youth, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s
Place: nova scotia, canada, canada, nova scotia
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Growing Op (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a teenage boy coming of age in a suburban grow-operation, where every day is paradise or fresh hell. But it's always a trip. Sheltered all his life and home-schooled by loving parents who are also committed criminals, Quinn Dawson ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, teenage love, social relations, brother sister relationship, suburbs, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, unfulfilled love, rebelliousness, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, female protagonist, stand up comedian, comedian, family relations, performer's life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, hopes, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
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Love, Math and Sex (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A highly intelligent teenage girl has an affair with a 40-year-old man.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, age difference, loss of virginity, high school student, sexual awakening, strong female presence, sexual content, urban ghetto, family relations, youth, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, emotional, unusual plot structure, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: vigilante, video game, vengeance, first contact, destiny, chase, catastrophe, camp, divorce, family, fantasy world, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century
Place: san francisco
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, teenage life, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, small town life, couple relations, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, teenage love, boxing, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, coming of age, lgbtq, traumatic childhood, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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In His Father's Shoes (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fortyish cancer-stricken, emaciated Frank Crosby and his fifteen-year-old son Clay, who is the healthful, youthful image of his father, are spending an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of Venice Beach. They enter Oddities, a store where the gypsy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, switching roles, hopes, family, family relations, estrangement, family life, teenage life, homecoming, parents and children, father son relationship, magic ...
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, love and romance, romance, estrangement, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
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The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gays and lesbians, couple relations, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, teenage girl, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, training, strong female character, horse ranch, stallion, horse trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ice hockey, small town, fall in love, teenage life, gender bending, small town life, underdog, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, rivalry, family ...
Time: 80s
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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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, family problems, rebellion, high school, teenage life, youth, romance, coming of age, high school life, family life, socialism, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary
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Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: immigrants, farm, human nature, culture clash, teenage life, down on your luck, discrimination, innocence lost, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: love and romance, island, father son relationship, teenage life, family, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, social relations, human animal relationship, sea, pelican ...
Place: greece, europe
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, society, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, youth, romance, young lovers, relationship problems, relationships, love affair, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, couples, love and romance, family life, college, unemployment, human nature, starting over, student life, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cinderella story, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, teenage life, follow your dream, youth, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family problems, coming of age, family relations, youth, obsession, family life, teenage life, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, lifetime, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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