Movies like Little Birds

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Little Birds (2011)
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Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, attempted rape, friendship, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, youth, street kid, leaving home, bait, estrangement, adolescence vs adulthood, cons and scams, friends, single parent, small town, social relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, juvenile delinquent, rebelliousness, runaway, graphic violence, family relations, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Little Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, family relations, friends and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Little Birds: It Felt Like Love (2013), Swimming (2000), Blessed (2009), Drunkboat (2010), Toe to Toe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, loss of virginity, unsupportive friend, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 6.4
 920
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, youth, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 755
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 683
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 503
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, high school, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 340
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 ⇓
23%
 6.8
 482
Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: christian film, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: religious, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, social differences, social relations, high school life, innocence lost, teenage life, friends, youth, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 316
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, interracial relations, culture clash, love and romance, small town, on the road, society, youth, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 443
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, love triangle, desert, bittersweet, love and romance, twentysomething life, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, best friends, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 973
Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, disturbing
Audience: kids
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, love triangle, vengeance, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 284
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 229
Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, death, love, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, friendship, human nature, estrangement, family relations, couples, family problems, infidelity, homecoming, family life, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, friendship, rebelliousness, social relations, ego clash, buddies, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 911
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, memory, tobacco, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 572
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 532
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, adolescence vs adulthood, society, couples, best friends, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, boy, teenage boy, therapist, mother son relationship, coming of age, skater, hamster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
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Marfa Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disaffected Texas teen spends his 16th birthday getting high, hanging out and having casual sex.
Style: sincere, serious, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teenager, teenage sexuality, teenage life, social decay, society, life is a bitch, youth, couples, sexual relations, human nature, interracial relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, ambition, follow your dream, couples, family relations, troublemaker, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, friends, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 2K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, friendship, parents and children, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 2K
Ave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiking, teenage life, coming of age, leaving home, youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, journey, bittersweet, dishonesty, dealing with death, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, society, lifestyle, youth, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.8
 691
Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, rebellion, rebelliousness, hippie, voyeur, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%