Movies like Small Change

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Small Change (1976)
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Small Change (1976)
Original name: L'Argent de poche
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a haircut, a boy dealing with an abusive home life, a baby and a cat sitting by an open window, a child telling a dirty joke, and a boy who develops a crush on his friend's mother.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: child abuse, mischievous children, childhood, school, teacher, children, teenage life, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, elementary school, small town, single parent, coming of age, siblings relations, kids in trouble, breast feeding, holiday, community ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, friends and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Small Change: Mumu (2010), Mickybo and Me (2004), Peppermint Soda (1977), The Little Thief (1988), Crooklyn (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, school, hardcase students, mischievous children, boarding school life, family relations, social relations, disorder, village, rebellion, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s
Place: france, europe
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95%
Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: mischievous children, youth, friendship, kids in trouble, obsession, society, political unrest, friends, ira, religions or cults, state affairs, wannabe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
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94%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: contemplative, touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, school, high school, coming of age, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, couples, friends, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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83%
The Little Thief (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, intellectual
Plot: fetish, coming of age, friendship, runaway, world war two, pregnancy, parents and children, innocence lost, teenage life, family relations, friends, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950 ...
Place: paris france, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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69%
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Spud (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: private school, friendship, fish out of water, teachers and students, love and romance, nickname, school, boarding school, power relations, friends, teenage love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Touch of Spice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: greek, chef, teenage life, self discovery, youth, culture clash, fall in love, friendship, human nature, family life, love and romance, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: turkey, athens greece, athens, istanbul turkey, constantinople ...
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69%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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68%
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, puberty, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
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63%
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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
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62%
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Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, single parent, parents and children, family relations, sport, youth, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
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59%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
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57%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
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56%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, parents and children, rebelliousness, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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56%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
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49%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: school, friends, youth, coming of age, high school, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, family relations, lifestyle, school life, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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48%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: nanny, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, friends, father son relationship, adult child friendship, teenager, mental illness, abused child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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48%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, friends, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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47%
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Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, teenage love, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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47%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, filmmaking, society, youth, aging, lifestyle, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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44%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, starting over, best friends, family, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
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44%
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Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, golden years, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, family relations, mischievous children, rich and poor, society, screwball, parents and children, youth, disorder, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, romance, culture clash, couple relations, human nature, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional couple, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, parents and children, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, good deed, alcohol abuse, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, politics, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Lloyd (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A boy learns that confidence and self-esteem are the greatest gifts.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: misfit, love and romance, friends, school, teachers and students, friendship, youth, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, win over, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%