Leaving home movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant leaving home movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, sincere, sentimental and captivating films and TV shows about / with leaving home, coming of age, friendship, youth, family relations, love and romance, friends, society, runaway and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Turkey and other countries.
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leaving home movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as leaving home: Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010), Lena (2011), Muriel's Wedding (1994), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Boondocks (2005), Adventureland (2009), The Scouting Book for Boys (2009), The Golden Dream (2013), Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004).

List of leaving home movies

Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: boy, leaving home, friendship, youth, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
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 6.4
 561
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, family problems, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, leaving home, theft, small town, family disapproval, looking for love, self esteem, social awkwardness, homecoming, family life, misfit, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, bali, sydney australia
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 5.7
 113K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: dancer's life, nightlife, nightclub, love and romance, music, dancing, love affair, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 30K
The Boondocks (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series premiered on November 6, 2005 and was created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, adult animation, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, interracial relations, hip hop culture, racism, youth, family relations, fish out of water, leaving home, blacks and whites, street kid, culture clash, hypocrisy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 159K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, teenager, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, job seeking, first sexual experience, workplace, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, boston, pittsburgh, europe ...
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The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, society, secret place, family problems, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, follow your dream, on the road, leaving home, hopes, communication problem, u.s. mexico border, mexican american border, poverty, train, train travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, usa
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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, epic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: mistrust, monk, jazz, martyr, duty, long distance relationship, suspicion, gossip, leaving home, exile, ancient, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small-town girl wins a date with a Hollywood star through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the celebrity, and the girl's best friend.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, love and romance, hollywood, fall in love, actor's life, social relations, ambition, buddies, rivalry, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, los angeles, las vegas ...
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 6.6
 3K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teenage love, teenage life, youth, leaving home, small town, hopes, farm, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 1K
Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, young heroes, social differences, against the odds, longing, parents and children, society, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 875
Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: couple relations, leaving home, fall in love, siblings relations, family relations, couples, gender, life is a bitch, love triangle, male female relationship, terminal illness, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 603
It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, love affair, working class, leaving home, realism, survival, life is a bitch, human nature, family life, marriage crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 6K
Khumba (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A half-striped zebra is blamed for the drought and leaves his herd in search of his missing stripes. He is joined on his quest by an overprotective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich; they defeat the tyrannical leopard and save his herd.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: zebra, survival, friendship, obsessive quest, heroic mission, misfit, leaving home, wilderness, save the day, odd couple, animal life, wild animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Have Dreams, Will Travel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: abusive father, friendship, child as adult, on the road, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, leaving home, young heroes, hopes, starting over, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, virginia, baltimore, kentucky
Is relevant ?
 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, leaving home, coming of age, youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, journey, disorder, hitchhiker, dishonesty, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 5K
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: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: teenage life, attempted rape, friendship, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, youth, leaving home, bait, estrangement, street kid, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, starting over, injustice, hopes, immigrants, society, leaving home, political unrest, fugitives, friends, freedom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, turkey
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Love Me No More (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day he decides to ruin everything in one weekend.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: disorder, leaving home, midlife crisis, family relations, estrangement, career change, change of heart, family problems, crumbling marriage, family life, introspection, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe, normandy
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 7K
Tanguy (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: living with parents, nothing goes right, family life, mama's boy, leaving home, breaking point, dark humor, family problems, parents and children, independence, psychoanalysis, separation from family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, china, beijing china
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 34K
Hop (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
Style: humorous, sweet, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: easter bunny, easter, anthropomorphic animal, audition, hollywood, ambition, desire for fame, leaving home, family relations, track down, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, china
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, drugs, self discovery, lifestyle, threesome, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1950, 50s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey, colorado, louisiana ...
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, human spirit, social misfits, youth, society, hopes, family relations, leaving home, social relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
Is relevant ?
The Syrian Bride (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: wedding, ethnic, politics, occupation, human spirit, culture clash, love and romance, family feud, reconciliation, leaving home, family tradition, conservative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, syria
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 985
Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, mentally unstable, love and romance, social relations, leaving home, misfit, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, louisiana, montana
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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.
Style: feel good, exciting, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: jungle, tiger, wolf, adventure, feral child, orphan, rescue, bear, friendship, family, leaving home, disney ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india, asia
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Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, immigrants, family relations, meet the parents, gays and lesbians, culture clash, family, lifestyle, eccentric family, family tradition, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
White Nights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For a fee of Rs.200/- Ankush Ramdev acted as one among four witnesses to couples who come to register their marriages at the Registrar of Marriages in Dariyaganj, Delhi. One day he comes across a single woman from Nainital and offers his services, ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: generosity, wedding, romance, true love, lovers apart, couples, fall in love, leaving home, longing, love triangle, rivalry, dumped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india
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Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, workplace, social misfits, couples, mute or deaf, hopes, leaving home, true love, call center, mute character, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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