Movies like My Sweet Orange Tree

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My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
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My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Original name: Meu Pé de Laranja Lima
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which is in his backyard. Until one day he meets Portuga, a man who begins to help him and soon becomes his best friend.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, family life, youth, mischievous children, father son relationship, school, book, poverty, boy, tree, coming of age, countryside, siblings relations, brazilian, horse, car, death, train, unemployed, voice, fire, flowers, child protagonist ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to My Sweet Orange Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, coming of age, friends, parents and children and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Sweet Orange Tree: A Time in Quchi (2013), The Outlander (2005), Off the Black (2006), The Devil in the Skin (2011), Barren Lives (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, friends, family relations, family problems, parents and children, village, youth, elderly, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, life is a bitch, working class, family relations, friendship, parents and children, eccentric family, down on your luck, understanding, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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67%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, obstacle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, exile, family relations, reform, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, youth, sport team, family relations, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, coming of age, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, youth, false identity, activist, hiding, political activist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: age difference, teacher, letter, retired, on the road, realism, brazilian, long lost relative, alcoholic, friendship, poverty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, classroom, bicycle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, family life, obsession, interracial relations, youth, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, humiliation, outcast, bully, bullying, junior high school, baseball, sport team, power relations, friends, disorder, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, affectionate
Plot: incest, family problems, love and romance, destructive relationship, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, clergy, innocence lost, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: social misfits, family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, down on your luck, siblings relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4K
Ilo Ilo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: maid, friendship, migrant worker, family life, parents and children, coming of age, society, job seeking, financial crisis, telephone call, immigrants, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: school, youth, disorder, power relations, family relations, social relations, friends, mischievous children, rivalry, young heroes, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: bleak, sentimental, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch, military, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, interracial relations, youth, clergy, society, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, political unrest, isolation, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, school, misfit, mischievous children, streetwise, power relations, elementary school, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, hopes, youth, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, hopes, elderly, golden years, coming of age, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, family life, interracial relations, danger, friends, teenage life, terrorism, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, israeli palestinian conflict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, life is a bitch, family problems, understanding, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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