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: 110 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, sincere
Plot: politics, coming of age, jewish, political unrest, dictatorship, family relations, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, understanding, eccentric family, football, children, youth, missing person, father son relationship, grownups, mother son relationship, little boy, soccer, childhood, totalitarian regime, friends ...
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 emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, society, friendship, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: The War (1994), My Sweet Orange Tree (2012), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Kamchatka (2002), A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
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100%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, tree, poverty, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, working class, farm, boy, corporal punishment, youth, family relations, bullying, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, political ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, political unrest, parents and children, isolation, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, israeli palestinian conflict, family life, rebelliousness, friends, terrorism, politics, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, palestinian authority
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71%
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, sentimental, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: youth, political unrest, friendship, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, human nature, wartime life, parents and children, escape from reality, civil war ...
Place: colombia, latin america
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66%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 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: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, couples, single parent, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: judaism, afterlife, friendship, school, coming of age, youth, childhood, catholicism, friendship between boys, faith, mentor, family relations ...
Time: future, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, family in danger, family relations, repression, dishonesty, rebellion, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, society, lifestyle, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, family relations, husband wife relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, alcohol abuse, addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
...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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: youth, korean war, migration, immigrants, coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: islam, self discovery, family life, wartime life, hopes, politics, mother son relationship, haunted by the past, family in crisis, small town life, death in the family, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1979
Place: pakistan, asia, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, jail, friends, society, gang, politics, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, touching, dramatic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, jewish, religion, father son relationship, culture clash, chosen one, judaism, rabbi, jewish culture, orthodox jew, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, israel, california, usa
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50%
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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, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, jewish, racism, tragedy, nazi, life, depression, friendship, dysfunctional family, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, poland, israel, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: youth, coming of age, family relations, hidden identity, school, family life, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, false identity, political activist, hiding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, family relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: secret relationship, family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, bittersweet, estate, friendship, youth, boy, childhood memory, slice of life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nationalism, conservative morals, conservative, militarism, conservatism, military, japanese military, army, world war two, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, wartime life, youth, family relations, friendship, society, culture clash, working class, male nudity, boy, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, working class, power relations, disorder, elementary school, mischievous children, misfit, school, parents and children, teachers and students, streetwise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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46%
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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, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: maid, coming of age, friendship, migrant worker, family life, parents and children, society, financial crisis, youth, nude bathing, corporal punishment, child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, working class ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%