Movies like The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Original name: O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, family relations, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, parents and children, understanding, eccentric family, down on your luck, football, jewish, missing person, father son relationship, grownups, mother son relationship, youth, friends, religions or cults, family life, social differences, society, ethnic, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil

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Most similar movies to The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, friendship, society, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: Kamchatka (2002), My Sweet Orange Tree (2012), A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), The Colors of the Mountain (2010), Something Like Happiness (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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95%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, friends, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, book, boy, poverty, tree, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, interracial relations, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, bleak, sentimental, touching, tense ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, single parent, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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66%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, elderly, misfit, youth, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, judaism, faith, religions or cults, parents and children, clergy, youth, catholicism, afterlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Prize (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, political unrest, parents and children, family in danger, repression, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, social differences, human nature, family life, parents and children, soldier, society, interracial relations, injustice, feminism, pregnancy ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, society, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, family life, homecoming, youth, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, country girl, master and servant, youth, society, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, estate, strong female presence, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, death in the family, human nature, family relations, family problems, battles, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, crimes, politics, youth, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, society, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia, usa, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, family relations, sport team, youth, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, society, hopes, bittersweet, innocence lost, down on your luck, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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43%
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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, parents and children, family relations, friends, clergy, youth, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
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39%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, liberal, eviction, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
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37%
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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, life is a bitch, youth, farm, family relations, family problems, injustice, teacher, hunger, brazilian ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
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37%
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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, elementary school, teachers and students, parents and children, school, mischievous children, misfit, streetwise, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to travel the world but has never been able to afford it. One day, he finds an old discarded pilot's hat, and discovers a calling: a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hopes, working class, friendship, human spirit, dishonesty, longing, arranged marriage, escape from reality, down on your luck, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jordan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, youth, society, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%