Tags: movies similar to Xenia (2014) - full list
|Genre||melodrama, drama, music, biography|
|Plot||On real events, First love|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
|Characters||Teens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Parents|
|Plot||Love, Dancing, Relationship, Friendship, Political|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious|
Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.
|Characters||Friends, Losers, Poets|
|Style||Light, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
|Country||Georgia, Germany, France|
|Plot||Dancing, Friendship, Weapon|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Serious|
Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
|Characters||Horses, Friends, Singers|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Characters||Lesbians, Gay, Strong women, Writers, Friends|
|Plot||Motorcycles, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Snow|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious|
Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through writing and on Simone's conviction that she holds in her hands the destiny of an extraordinary writer.
|Characters||Teens, Gay, Losers|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious|
At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes for themselves, experiencing first love in a way they never could have imagined. And having to keep it Hidden away.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, military, history|
|Characters||Spy, Friends, Losers, Artists|
|Plot||On real events, Friendship, Uprising|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Soulful, Touching, Serious|
In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic leader played a pivotal role in supporting the resistance and rescuing Jews.
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure|
|Style||Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious|
A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, crime|
|Characters||Street children, Babies|
|Place||Prison, France, Small cities|
|Style||Action, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive|
Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
|Country||Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia|
|Characters||Military, Soldier, Surgeons|
|Style||Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy|
Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after protecting a Muslim civilian from being attacked by three other soldiers. 12 years later, the consequences of this act of heroism are still having their repercussions.
|Characters||Teens, Artists, Police, Friends|
|Plot||Love, Passion, Political, Uprising|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
|Plot||On real events|
|Place||Village, Greece, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey|
|Style||By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
|Characters||Horses, Old man|
|Plot||Love, War, Dancing, Love triangle|
|Place||France, Germany, Estate|
|Style||Romantic, Soulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching|
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious|
Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote countryside. As their trip comes to an end, the two must decide where to go from Here
|Country||France, Belgium, Italy|
|Plot||Life, Political, Family life, Uprising|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Epic, Makes me think, Serious|
It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
|Country||Japan, France, Spain|
|Plot||Love, Investigation, Death, Water, Swimming|
|Place||Sea, Islands, Nature, Japan, Moon|
|Style||Light, Soulful, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Touching|
Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.
|Characters||Teens, Friends, Poets|
|Place||France, Night Clubs|
|Style||Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching|
Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the night, they leave the city for the forest. In the silence of the moonlight nature, the desire between the two friends becomes increasingly vibrant. A new day is born from their friendship.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, drama, crime|
|Country||Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France|
|Plot||Love, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people|
|Place||Mexico, Small cities|
|Style||Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive|
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
|Characters||Family, Friends, Soldier, Fathers, Artists|
|Plot||Love, War, Dancing, Passion, Friendship|
|Style||Romantic, Exciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating|
Captain Jahan Bakshi rescues a Punjabi girl, Suhani. This starts a friendship that evolves into a passionate love affair.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
|Plot||Love, Dancing, Music, Fate, Freedom|
|Place||USA, Small cities|
|Style||Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious|
After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, crime|
|Characters||Teens, Losers, Chickens|
|Style||Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
|Characters||Teens, Gay, Artists|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Rivalry|
|Place||Metro, USA, Night Clubs, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.
|Characters||Teens, Single mothers|
|Place||Deserts, Small cities|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, music|
|Plot||Dancing, Music, Friendship|
|Style||Romantic, Exciting, Light, To cry, Touching|
Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.
|Country||Germany, France, Turkey|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive|
A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes field recordings of artists who practice rare and unusual forms. Sumru is struggling with loneliness after the disappearance of her Kurdish boyfriend, and for her latest project, she sets out on a lengthy road trip recording the stories of Kurdish women who have survived the murder of their Turkish husbands or lovers, hoping she might track down her man in her travels. After making her first stop in the city of Diyarbaki, Sumru meets Ahmet, who makes a living selling black market goods and shares her love of music and history. The two become fast friends, and as Ahmet joins Sumru on her travels, their relationship grows deeper, though she also becomes more aware of the tragedy that has gripped her country and the consequences of the civil war.
|Country||Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium|
|Place||Turkey, Small cities|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy|
When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, adventure|
|Country||India, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg|
|Plot||Love triangle, Buddhism|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think|
A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.