Tags: movies similar to Jan Dara: The Beginning (2012) - full list
|Characters||Teens, Childrens, Brothers, Old man|
|Plot||Dancing, Friendship, Swimming, Birthday, Hunger|
|Style||Psychological problems, To cry, Fascinating, Touching|
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
|Genre||comedy, drama, military, history|
|Country||New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA|
|Characters||Childrens, Rabbits, Hitler, Jews, Family|
|Plot||Dancing, Adventure, Motorcycles, First love, Jealousy|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Fancy, Black humor, Touching|
A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
|Plot||Love with age difference, Seduction|
Benoit turns 13 and develops an intense crush on his godmother, Marion. As they lie on beaches in the summer, she humors him by talking about the mysteries of women.
|Country||Finland, Netherlands, Sweden|
|Characters||Teens, Childrens, Single mothers|
|Plot||Love, Fight, Breakup|
|Style||Soulful, Tense, Touching|
When carefree, young Lenni and his girlfriend find themselves expecting a child, he ends up looking for a role model in all the wrong places as he becomes involved with local right-wing activists.
|Genre||comedy, drama, family|
|Characters||Teens, Animals, Family, Friends|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Family life, Adoption|
|Place||Sea, Village, Islands, Greece|
|Style||To cry, By books, Touching|
After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and revive him back to life ...
|Characters||Childrens, Losers, Fish, Poor|
|Style||Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching|
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
|Plot||Dancing, Friendship, Competitions|
Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named “the cuties” at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity—upsetting her mother and her values in the process.
|Characters||Family, Friends, Fathers|
|Plot||Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Obsession, Fate|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching|
Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse Zooey, the three navigate a world changing from analogue to digital while trying to put the past behind them.
|Genre||drama, family, military|
|Country||Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg|
|Characters||Teens, Childrens, Friends, Soldier, Fathers|
|Plot||War, Friendship, Mystery|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. Then a new girls from the city shows up, befriending the boys but telling her secret to only one of them. A choice that separates the boys and ultimately gets her in trouble.
|Style||Black humor, Depressive|
A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke, an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry as he teaches Mo nontraditional life lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating. Meanwhile, Mo’s well-meaning dad tries to step in and take back the reins of his son’s upbringing.
|Genre||drama, adventure, family, detective|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Poker, Expeditions, Swimming|
|Place||Islands, Forest, Lighthouse, Beach|
|Style||Exciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating|
Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family – if they can find it in time. Sinister forces also search for the money and will stop at nothing to keep the boys from their quest. As the adventure unfolds, the boys learn that the bonds of family are the most valuable riches of all, and that some family secrets can’t stay buried forever.
|Plot||Love, Fight, Death|
|Place||Prison, Russia, Forest, Party, Beach|
How Murat Kurnaz ended up in Guantanamo Bay is a mysterious story. 5 YEARS investigates the psychological aspect of this endless and unjustified "imprisonment" where Kurnaz had to endure never ending physical and psychological torture.
While exploring the neighboring woods, 13-year-old John discovers an unfinished bunker — a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents and older sister and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, where he holds them captive. As they anxiously wait for John to free them from the hole, the boy returns home, where he can finally do what he wants.
|Characters||Alcoholics, Fathers, Mothers|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Heavy, Touching|
A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
|Genre||drama, crime, music|
|Characters||Childrens, Musicians, Alcoholics, Friends|
|Style||Action, Heavy, Serious|
Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.
|Genre||horror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama|
|Country||USA, Germany, Canada, France|
|Place||Bunker, New York|
|Style||Action, Tense, Depressive, Serious|
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
A sensuous and ethereal story of two young women falling in love for the first time. Young, beautiful Àsia lies in a coma, her mother and boyfriend keeping constant vigil by her side. In flashback we see what led up to her accident, her life studying architecture at university, the somewhat overbearing relationship she has with her mother and her passionless relationship with Nathaniel.
|Characters||Horses, Gay, Teachers, Childrens, Cooks|
|Plot||Dancing, Money, Drug addict, Friendship, Breakup|
|Place||School, Party, Deserts|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think|
A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, Spain|
|Characters||Gay, Artists, Students, Writers, Friends|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Serious|
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, adventure|
|Country||Canada, USA, Denmark|
|Characters||Family, Losers, Womanizers|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Pursuit|
|Style||Romantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find William’s last living relative. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.
|Characters||Childrens, Friends, Losers|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Serious|
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy janitor and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.
|Characters||Teens, Family, Journalists, Fathers, Parents|
|Plot||On real events, Relationship, Wedding, Drug addict, Surfing|
|Style||To cry, By books, Fascinating, Heavy|
After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, musical|
|Plot||Love triangle, True love, Fate|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching|
Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated & leaves home. He becomes an alcoholic womanizer and falls in love with a courtesan. Paro tries to get Devdas away from drinking before he self destructs.
|Characters||Teens, Friends, Trainers|
|Plot||Gambling, Basketball, Friendship|
|Place||Trains, New York|
|Style||Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing|
Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court.
|Characters||Lesbians, Gay, Gods, Cinderella, Childrens|
|Place||Trains, Hospitals, Scotland|
|Time||New Year, Halloween|
On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for four-year-old Jake. The director of Jake's preschool encourages them to accentuate Jake's gender expansive behavior to help him stand out. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what's best for Jake, and each other.
|Country||Republic of Ireland, USA|
|Style||To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
|Country||Germany, France, Luxembourg|
|Characters||Teens, Students, Twins, Brother and sister|
|Style||Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching|
For teenage twins Robert and Elena, a weekend can seem endless yet still fly by. Time almost stands still while discussing philosophy, lying in a blissful cornfield near a remote gas station. They are in their own little world, a twin world of twin games and twin love. A confined world where emotions rise, where pressure mounts into rage… The turmoil of adolescence.
|Characters||Teens, Animals, Horses, Fathers, Orphans|
|Plot||Time travel, Travel, Money, Loneliness, Swimming|
|Style||Exciting, Light, Fascinating|
Charley Thompson, a teenager living with his single father, gets a summer job working for horse trainer Del Montgomery. Bonding with an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete, Charley is horrified to learn he is bound for slaughter, and so he steals the horse, and the duo embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, military|
|Plot||Love, War, On real events, Survival, Relationship|
|Place||Concentration camp, Germany|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think|
Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.