Movies like The Good Life 2013

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The Good Life (2013)
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The Good Life (2013)
Original name: La Belle Vie
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father Yves into hiding ten years ago. But now that they’re older, the two brothers are road-weary and eager to take advantage of the perks of young adulthood. When the authorities discover their whereabouts, they are forced to move yet again and Pierre, the elder, disappears. Alone with his father on an island in the Loire River, Sylvain meets Gilda: his first girl, his first crush, and the first stop on his way to “the good life” – his own.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, exciting, captivating, humorous, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, kidnapping, parents and children, family problems, custody, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, dysfunctional family, isolation, coming of age, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, mountain, teenage girl, father, dog, horse, first love, on the road, fishing, theft, male nudity, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Good Life: Summer Games (2011), Wild Life (2014), Absence (2014), Exit Marrakech (2013), The Goob (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, feral man, family relations, hidden identity, teenage life, separated parents, society, coming of age, youth, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 144
Absence (2014)
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, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 771
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.7
 1K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 540
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, cross country, coming of age, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, oklahoma, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 1K
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 ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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 196
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 ⇓
48%
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 2K
The Giants (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealer, friendship, teenager, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, on the road, when the parents are away, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, wig, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: foster child, disorder, parents and children, adoption, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, youth, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, mischievous children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 2K
White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, gay teenager, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, self discovery, teenage life, family problems, dealing with death, misfit, coming of age, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 261
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 ⇓
40%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, single parent, teenage life, youth, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, family relations, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 764
My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, puberty, psychological abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children, youth, mentally unstable, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 6.1
 259
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 ⇓
35%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, family values, siblings relations, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, estrangement, couples, longing, family problems, child as adult, youth, mysterious character, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 216
1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 604
Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), seduction, sex scene, romance, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 50
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, brother brother relationship, boy, sexuality, teacher, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: youth, rebelliousness, forceful separation, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, coming of age, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 613
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%