Childhood friend movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant childhood friend movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental and feel good films and TV shows about / with childhood friend, friendship, love, romance, love and romance, family relations, flashback, couple relations, friends and coming of age plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, South Korea, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as childhood friend: Terror in Resonance (2014), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Little Forest (2018), Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Riverdale (2017), El mar (2000), Love, Rosie (2014), Sweet Blue Flowers (2009), Cross Country Christmas (2020), Sing "Yesterday" for Me (2020).

List of childhood friend movies

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A spunky female weightlifter and free-spirited male swimmer meet on campus, only to find out their pasts may be intertwined.
Style: humorous, dorama, sweet, touching, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, weightlifting, teen romance, childhood friend, romance, college, sport, teenager, love, friends, father daughter relationship, college student ...
Place: korea
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Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: tragic ending, psychological, touching, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, orphan, hacker, human experiment, terrorist bombing, tragic hero, childhood friend, tragedy, police, terrorist, death of protagonist ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, criminal heroes, gunfight, jewish, crimes, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, torture ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, miami
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Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, female protagonist, food, childhood friend, mother daughter relationship, friendship, young woman, pet dog, winter, love ...
Time: contemporary
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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: childhood, mysterious stranger, friendship, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood memory, psychic power, coming of age, parents and children, selflessness, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
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 6.7
 139K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, love triangle, friends, small town, school, youth, murder, friendship, teenage life, gang, mysterious death, crimes ...
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 6.8
 1K
El mar (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: childhood friend, tuberculosis, friendship, forbidden love, society, life is a bitch, political unrest, terminal illness, haunted by the past, gay erotica, gay rape, gay ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
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 7.1
 137K
Love, Rosie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different ...
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: best friends in love, love and romance, youth, male female friendship, love affair, true love, love story, couple relations, friends in love, friends, teen romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, england, usa, boston, canada
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Sweet Blue Flowers (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Fumi Manjoume enters Kamakura's accelerated high school - Matsuoka All-Girls High School. While waiting at the Kamakura station on the day of her entrance ceremony, she runs into an old childhood friend whom she had not seen in 10 years: ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, childhood friend, romance, high school romance, love, lesbian relationship, family relations, first love, reunited friends, high school life, dating ...
Place: japan
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Cross Country Christmas (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Former classmates Lina and Max are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.
Style: realistic, light, captivating, sincere
Plot: childhood friend, christmas eve, road trip, christmas, male female relationship, friendship, love, family relations, fall in love, society, romance, van ...
Place: nebraska, usa, missouri, indiana, new york ...
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Sing "Yesterday" for Me (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After college, Rikuo Uozumi, a boy without much ambition in life, takes on a job at a convenience store. The days pass by uneventfully for Rikuo until he meets his former girlfriend and classmate, but especially thanks to the unusual Haru Nonaka, ...
Style: touching, suspense, sentimental, suspenseful, seinen
Plot: university, ex girlfriend, love triangle, romance, childhood friend, slice of life, adulthood, high school friends, photo studio, student, friendship between men, love ...
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The Convenient Groom (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dr. Kate Lawrence, a celebrity relationship expert, plans to publicly announce her engagement to Bryan, a handsome and perfectly polished businessman. As Kate prepares to share the news, Bryan shocks her by breaking up with her and calling off the ...
Style: sweet, romantic, light, feel good, humorous
Plot: pretend relationship, childhood friend, secret, marriage proposal, fall in love, family relations, love story, moral dilemma, romance, fish out of water, unlikely couple, starting over ...
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 4.8
 1K
Animas (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Belgium
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Abraham and his female friend Álex have a close relationship; they share both secrets and fears. When Abraham starts going out with Anchi, he begins to distance himself from Álex, who gradually dives into a living hell where she encounters strange ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: abusive father, psychotherapy, father son relationship, childhood friend, psychotherapist, mental illness, split personality, imaginary friend, childhood trauma, murder, dysfunctional family, friendship ...
Place: spain
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Love at the Christmas Table (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children's Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one...but he's afraid that the past will get in ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, best friends, childhood friend, true love, bully, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, male female relationship, happy ending, christmas, tango ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984
Place: usa
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'Til There Was You (1997)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in. It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, childhood friend, best friend, neighbor, support group, dating, romance, single parent, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfilled love, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: los angeles
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 6.6
 6K
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: psychological, cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, childhood friend, dark humor, gay, mentally unstable, unrequited love, man child, love triangle, rehearsal, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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She Was Pretty (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ji Sung Joon has a crush on the most beautiful girl in town, Kim Hye Jin - the only problem is, he's unattractive and lacks self-esteem. As fate would have it, years later Sung Joon grows up to be not only successful, but extremely attractive. ...
Style: light, humorous, romantic, sweet, inspirational ...
Plot: love and romance, childhood friend, romantic triangle, opposites attract, fashion, fashion magazine, romantic relationship, love story, love affair, relationships, romance, friendship ...
Place: korea
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 7.1
 2K
Abyss (2019)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they’ve come back to life in new bodies they don’t recognize.
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: childhood friend, romance, domestic violence, love at first sight, supernatural, young love, second chance, love and romance, supernatural ability, father son relationship, supernatural power, true love ...
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Do You Take This Man (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a gay couple's impending wedding hits a snag, the grooms must rely on their friends and family to see them through.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, touching, tense ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, childhood friend, marriage, gay couple, homosexual, dishonesty, wedding, argument, secret, engaged couple, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 7K
The Chalet (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut-off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Style: enigmatic, touching, tense, suspense, slasher
Plot: murder, friendship, isolation, betrayal, childhood friend, small town, childhood trauma, dark secret, secret, childhood memory, death, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, year 1997
Place: france
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 6.9
 26K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, childhood friend, rise to the top, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, best friends, female friendship, dying young ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 50s
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, california ...
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 7.0
 4K
Esteros (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening.
Style: captivating, light, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, friendship, closeted gay, puberty, homosexuality, male homosexuality, love, gay sex, self acceptance, childhood friend, memory ...
Place: argentina
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 7.6
 11K
The Five (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: childhood friend, missing person, murder, investigation, unsolved crime, crime solving, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, uncover truth, crime scene, cold case ...
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Life: Love on the Line (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: The serious Ito and the child-like Nishi meet by chance during a single player game of "White Line Game" on the way home from school. Falling in-love, Ito gets frustrated over the fact that they only get to rendezvous on the white line and ...
Style: melancholic, touching, captivating, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: gay romance, first love, childhood friend, gay, gay lead character, personal growth, romantic friendship, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, life philosophy, introspection ...
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 4.8
 6K
Buddy Games (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends reunite to play The Buddy Games, a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they'll heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship...or die trying.
Style: funny, humorous, buddy movie, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: childhood friend, competitiveness, team, friendship, friendship between men, contests and competitions, adulthood, buddies, treasure hunt, winning, creativity, life philosophy ...
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Who Loves the Sun (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man (Lukas Haas) encounters a childhood friend (Adam Scott) who had an affair with his wife (Molly Parker) five years earlier.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, missing person, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, couples, family relations, rivalry, river, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
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 5.2
 4K
Sniper 3 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett is the U.S. Marine Corps' most decorated sniper. His has taken out warlords, drug lords, assassins, and bitter foes. This time, he's going after a friend.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, one man army, lone wolves, betrayal, hitman, terrorism, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, secret agents, undercover, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, washington d.c., cambodia
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 7.4
 4K
4 Moons (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: gay couple, gay, gay marriage, love triangle, gay relationship, friendship between men, childhood friend, lgbt, gay sex, gay slur, gay lead character, hustler ...
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Something Is Happening (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of uniting Rahul and Anjali.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, crumbling relationship, family life, youth, love and romance, childhood friend, couples, family relations, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
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 6.0
 882
New Life (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benjamin Morton's life changed forever the day he met the little girl next door. Ava was and always would be the girl of his dreams. From the innocence of a childhood friendship, through adolescent attraction, their love strengthens and grows. ...
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood love, childhood friend, relationships, friendship, tragic event, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer, terminal illness, car accident, couples, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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