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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing.

Themes:absurdism,  unfaithfulness,  depression,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage,  surrealism
Locations:storm,  woods,  bathtub,  boat
Characters:sheriff,  girl,  boy,  children
Period:1960s
Story:book reading,  search,  runaway girl,  runaway boy,  island,  stabbed with scissors,  scout camp,  runaway child,  camp,  search for missing person,  reading aloud,  small town sheriff,  search party,  running away,  teenage girl in underwear,  orphan,  girl in bra and panties,  boy scout salute,  boy in underwear,  boy scouts,  boy scout,  spontaneous erection,  reference to francoise hardy,  reel to reel tape recorder,  wading across a river,  electric kiss,  the color yellow,  split screen telephone call,  sleeping on a beach,  the color blue,  title appears in text,  child smoking,  the color red,  bookworm,  lovers on the lam,  cove,  meet cute,  deadpan comedy,  pen pal,  foster parent,  waterfront,  year 1965,  struck by lightning,  dummy,  foster child,  devastation,  handkerchief,  new england,  white bra,  badge,  short skirt,  killing a dog,  listening to a radio,  megaphone,  french kiss,  pink panties,  adolescence,  canoe,  dock,  12 year old,  yelling,  missing child,  location in title,  pipe smoking,  social worker,  eye patch,  alienation,  voice over letter,  young love,  title appears in writing,  first kiss,  scissors,  unfaithful wife,  child's point of view,  forbidden love,  walkie talkie,  first love,  scene during opening credits,  rage,  recording,  runaway,  typewriter,  split screen,  pursuit,  reading,  tent,  suitcase,  fugitive,  binoculars,  breaking the fourth wall,  on the run,  bath,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  stabbing,  scientist,  lingerie,  running,  beer,  extramarital affair,  book,  painting,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  erection,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  f rated,  dog,  blood,  flashback

Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:woods
Story:running away,  adolescence,  first kiss,  split screen,  pursuit,  reading,  tent,  binoculars,  on the run,  running,  extramarital affair,  book,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  erection,  chase,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  dog

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Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surrealism
Locations:storm,  woods,  bathtub,  boat
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:island,  child's point of view,  reading,  suitcase,  bath,  map,  scientist,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback

The Ice Storm (1997)
Drama

The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad... (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:storm
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:reel to reel tape recorder,  french kiss,  recording,  pursuit,  reading,  lingerie,  extramarital affair,  book,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Upstream Color (2013) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Drama, Sci-fi

Upstream Color (2013)

Kris is attacked one night, and hypnotized, using a grub with hypnotic properties, administered by a thief. She follows the thief's instructions to give him everything, even taking out loans. After the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She's lost her job, her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff whom she may have a lot in common with. (Read More)

Themes:marriage,  surrealism
Locations:bathtub
Characters:boy
Story:reading aloud,  the color yellow,  the color blue,  reading,  bath,  stabbing,  running,  book,  painting,  rain,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood

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Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. This is why Australia (2008) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:storm,  bathtub,  boat
Characters:boy,  children
Story:dock,  camp,  recording,  pursuit,  tent,  suitcase,  bath,  island,  lingerie,  running,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  blood,  flashback

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:boy
Story:teenage girl in underwear,  boy in underwear,  title appears in text,  adolescence,  title appears in writing,  recording,  reading,  running,  beer,  book,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen's stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn't know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress, Penelope Stamp. Penelope's primary past-time in life is to, as she calls it, "borrow hobbies": when she sees something she likes, she learns how to do it solely through reading books. As the brothers go through their final con on Penelope, three main problems may occur to thwart the plan. First, the brothers' former mentor and now arch enemy, Diamond Dog, may exact his long awaited revenge on the brothers. Second, Penelope may end up being more unpredictable than all their former marks. And third, Bloom, who has let love slip by in his life, may fall for Penelope. But through the process, no one ever really knows who is conning who. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:storm,  woods,  boat
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:eye patch,  pursuit,  reading,  suitcase,  binoculars,  nonlinear timeline,  running,  extramarital affair,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  chase,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  dog,  flashback

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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:killing a dog,  listening to a radio,  voice over letter,  reading,  tent,  binoculars,  map,  stabbing,  island,  book,  rain,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  flashback,  blood

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  depression,  infidelity,  marriage,  surrealism
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:pipe smoking,  young love,  first love,  pursuit,  reading,  suitcase,  running,  beer,  book,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  blood,  flashback,  dog

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Drama, War

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. This is why The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:camp,  reading aloud,  child's point of view,  reading,  search,  running,  book,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Locations:storm,  woods,  bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:killing a dog,  eye patch,  voice over letter,  title appears in writing,  recording,  typewriter,  pursuit,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  island,  running,  book,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  f rated,  flashback,  blood,  dog

Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:depression
Characters:girl,  boy
Period:1960s
Story:listening to a radio,  adolescence,  rage,  recording,  reading,  running,  beer,  book,  telephone call,  coming of age,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  f rated,  flashback,  blood

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Characters:boy
Story:reading aloud,  scene during opening credits,  split screen,  pursuit,  lingerie,  extramarital affair,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  erection,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  f rated,  dog,  flashback

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The Painted Veil (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage,  adultery
Locations:bathtub,  boat
Characters:boy,  children
Story:unfaithful wife,  recording,  typewriter,  reading,  suitcase,  orphan,  running,  extramarital affair,  book,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. This is why Fish Tank (2009) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:girl,  children
Story:teenage girl in underwear,  social worker,  recording,  running,  beer,  extramarital affair,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  dog

Le Passe (2013) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  depression,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:pursuit,  suitcase,  running,  extramarital affair,  rain,  telephone call,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:reading aloud,  the color red,  eye patch,  alienation,  reading,  search,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  running,  book,  painting,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback,  blood

A Hologram For The King (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  depression,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:woods
Story:12 year old,  voice over letter,  scene during opening credits,  tent,  suitcase,  beer,  extramarital affair,  painting,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  blood

Seraphim Falls (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western

Seraphim Falls (2006)

In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:storm,  woods
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:pipe smoking,  camp,  pursuit,  tent,  on the run,  search,  running,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  flashback

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. This is why The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  marriage
Locations:bathtub
Characters:boy,  girl
Period:1960s
Story:painting,  pipe smoking,  title appears in writing,  typewriter,  pursuit,  reading,  fugitive,  binoculars,  bath,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  orphan,  running,  book,  black comedy,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  dog,  flashback,  blood

Zerkalo (1975)
Biography, Drama

Zerkalo (1975)

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.

Themes:surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:adolescence,  reading,  nonlinear timeline,  orphan,  running,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  blood,  dog

White Oleander (2002)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:foster parent,  foster child,  forbidden love,  first love,  runaway,  nonlinear timeline,  beer,  extramarital affair,  painting,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback,  blood

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Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Story:stabbed with scissors,  foster parent,  handkerchief,  title appears in writing,  scissors,  recording,  split screen,  suitcase,  fugitive,  on the run,  stabbing,  running,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  blood,  flashback

Lake Placid (1999) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Lake Placid (1999)

What happens when a man-eating crocodile begins picking off tourists in beautiful Lake Placid? What if the crocodile wants to make it his home?

Themes:infidelity
Locations:woods,  boat
Characters:sheriff
Story:new england,  canoe,  tent,  binoculars,  search,  scientist,  black comedy,  blood

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. This is why The Tree Of Life (2011) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:storm,  woods,  bathtub
Characters:children,  boy
Story:reading aloud,  12 year old,  recording,  reading,  search,  bath,  nonlinear timeline,  lingerie,  running,  book,  painting,  slow motion scene,  rain,  telephone call,  coming of age,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  flashback

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Little Children (2006)
Drama, Romance

Little Children (2006)

Echoes of "Madame Bovary" in the American suburbs. Sarah's in a loveless marriage to an advertising executive, long days with her young daughter at the park and the pool, wanting more. Brad is an immature househusband, married to a flinty documentary filmmaker. Ronnie is just out of prison - two years for indecent exposure to a minor - living with his elderly mother, May; Larry is a retired cop, fixated on driving Ronnie away. Sarah and Brad connect, a respite of adult companionship at the pool. Ronnie and Larry have their demons. Brad should be studying for the bar; Larry misses his job; Ronnie's mom thinks he needs a girlfriend. Sarah longs to refuse to be trapped in an unhappy life. Where can these tangled paths lead? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  marriage,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:storm
Characters:boy,  children
Story:megaphone,  pink panties,  unfaithful wife,  split screen,  reading,  suitcase,  binoculars,  search,  extramarital affair,  book,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback,  dog

An Education (2009)
Drama

An Education (2009)

In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money. Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher eduction at Oxford. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:boy,  children
Period:1960s
Story:first kiss,  recording,  pursuit,  reading,  map,  extramarital affair,  book,  painting,  slow motion scene,  rain,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  f rated,  dog

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  surrealism
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:killing a dog,  pipe smoking,  recording,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  extramarital affair,  painting,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  dog,  blood

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Tideland (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tideland (2005)

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:listening to a radio,  french kiss,  reading,  suitcase,  stabbing,  orphan,  running,  book,  painting,  brother sister relationship,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  flashback

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:absurdism,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  boat
Characters:boy,  children
Story:child's point of view,  fugitive,  on the run,  search,  map,  orphan,  slow motion scene,  coming of age,  chase,  explosion

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:absurdism,  marriage
Locations:woods,  boat
Characters:girl
Story:killing a dog,  12 year old,  pursuit,  fugitive,  stabbing,  running,  slow motion scene,  rain,  erection,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood,  dog

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Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy
Period:1960s
Story:title appears in writing,  split screen,  bath,  nonlinear timeline,  beer,  extramarital affair,  black comedy,  brother sister relationship,  dog,  flashback,  blood

The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  depression,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:bath,  beer,  extramarital affair,  black comedy,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback,  dog

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  bathtub
Story:teenage girl in underwear,  recording,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  extramarital affair,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback,  blood

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:woods,  boat
Story:pursuit,  fugitive,  binoculars,  on the run,  stabbing,  running,  extramarital affair,  book,  black comedy,  rain,  telephone call,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  blood

Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:woods
Characters:sheriff
Story:small town sheriff,  badge,  pipe smoking,  walkie talkie,  pursuit,  on the run,  map,  beer,  extramarital affair,  slow motion scene,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood,  flashback

Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:runaway child,  running away,  scissors,  pursuit,  reading,  orphan,  running,  book,  slow motion scene,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  f rated,  blood

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  infidelity
Period:1960s
Story:unfaithful wife,  runaway,  typewriter,  suitcase,  fugitive,  binoculars,  on the run,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  extramarital affair,  black comedy,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  dog

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:storm,  woods,  boat
Characters:girl
Story:meet cute,  eye patch,  forbidden love,  search,  map,  orphan,  book,  black comedy,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback

Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. This is why Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:reading aloud,  listening to a radio,  scene during opening credits,  recording,  pursuit,  nonlinear timeline,  running,  book,  painting,  telephone call,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

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Ken Park (2002)
Drama

Ken Park (2002)

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family lives. This bizarre dichotomy underscores their alienation # the result of suburban ennui, a teenager's inherent sense of melodrama, and the disturbing nature of their home environments. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Story:alienation,  unfaithful wife,  rage,  reading,  bath,  stabbing,  beer,  extramarital affair,  rain,  erection,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  blood,  flashback

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:woods,  boat
Story:scene during opening credits,  fugitive,  on the run,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  orphan,  island,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  dog

Taking Woodstock (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Locations:woods
Period:1960s
Story:boy scout,  pipe smoking,  recording,  split screen,  tent,  painting,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  dog

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Into The Wild (2007) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:storm,  woods,  boat
Story:teenage girl in underwear,  canoe,  split screen,  reading,  tent,  breaking the fourth wall,  search,  nonlinear timeline,  map,  running,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  blood,  flashback

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. This is why Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012). (Read More)

Locations:woods,  bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:reading aloud,  listening to a radio,  12 year old,  child's point of view,  recording,  reading,  beer,  book,  telephone call,  coming of age,  blood,  dog

The Lost City Of Z (2016)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

The Lost City Of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Read More)

Locations:boat
Characters:boy
Story:camp,  reading aloud,  canoe,  voice over letter,  typewriter,  pursuit,  suitcase,  map,  book,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  dog

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The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:marriage
Locations:boat
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:reading aloud,  scene during opening credits,  pursuit,  tent,  suitcase,  map,  running,  book,  slow motion scene,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  dog

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) is one of the best movies like Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the town will be bombed by the government. They decide to rescue Kendall but they find that the address her boyfriend gave to them is wrong. What can they do to save Kendall? (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Locations:woods
Story:boy scout,  badge,  camp,  walkie talkie,  split screen,  tent,  breaking the fourth wall,  on the run,  map,  scientist,  beer,  painting,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  chase,  explosion,  blood

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:bathtub
Story:pipe smoking,  voice over letter,  unfaithful wife,  reading,  tent,  bath,  extramarital affair,  book,  painting,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  dog

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