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Love is the Word (2013)
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Love is the Word (2013)
Original name: Hemel op Aarde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, youth, family relations, village, parents and children, hopes, leukemia, teenage love, teenage sex, church, rebellious teenager, first sexual experience, high school, teen smoking, teenage sexuality, priest, teen drinking, shoplifting, underage drinking, nosebleed
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life and teenage love mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Love is the Word: Confetti Harvest (2014), The Goob (2014), Painkillers (2014), Summer Games (2011), Don't Let Me Drown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, religions or cults, family relations, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
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The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, family problems, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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74%
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Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, youth, search for father, absent father, friendship, terminal illness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague, prague czech republic
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63%
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Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, teenage boy, fight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Dream Prince (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 14-year old Em likes to hang around in her old play house. One day a boy, Jakob, sets fire to it, and Em catches a brief glimpse of him before he disappears. They meet again a few days later. For the first time in her life, Em falls in love. Plot by ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, innocence lost, moral dilemma, parents and children, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, youth, love and romance, society, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, teenage love, romance, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, revolution, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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My Queen Karo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: commune, family relations, open relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, free love, innocence lost, youth, coming of age, aunt niece relationship, mother daughter relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 70s, year 1974
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, teenage life, countryside, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, fish out of water, family, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young lovers, youth, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, introspection, family problems, friends, self discovery, love and romance, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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42%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, suburbs, coming of age, slacker, father son relationship, trust ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, buddies, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, female masturbation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, music, religion, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 863
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, young love, starting over, young lovers, society, siblings relations, innocence lost, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Thousand Colours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, youth, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, coping, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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37%
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Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, family problems, family relations, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution ...
Style: captivating, sexy, epic, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, cultural revolution, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, crimes, rebellion, society, buddies, unfulfillment, hardcase students, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: china, beijing china, asia
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33%
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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
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Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
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33%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage love, love affair, love, hopes, youth, romance, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
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32%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, self discovery, coming of age, romance, youth, love affair, lesbian relationship, follow your dream, fall in love, countryside, teenage girl, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, countryside, strained relationship, father son relationship, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, teen romance, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sea of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can't explain ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family life, village, social relations, youth, farm, religions or cults, parents and children, family relations, hopes, coming of age, village life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, family relations, haunted by the past, sexual content, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: father, coal mine, family relations, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, friends, coming of age, war, society, friendship, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%