Movies like The Girl 2009

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The Girl (2009)
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The Girl (2009)
Original name: Flickan
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, erotic, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: youth, friends, coming of age, childhood, countryside, friendship, introspection, regret, peer pressure, home alone, hopes, when the parents are away, summer, adolescence vs adulthood, children, young girl, girl, sex scene, making love, sex crime, party, alcoholic, accident, research, drunkenness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, africa, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to The Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, friendship, friends, family relations, coming of age, hopes and family mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Girl: Misa mi (2003), Kes (1969), Little Big Girl (2002), We Can Be Heroes! (2002), Eskil & Trinidad (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Misa mi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her mother died, 10 year old girl Misa's world stopped. And when her father, along with her new girlfriend, wants to spend the summer in the Swedish province Skåne she refuses to come with them. Misa's father reluctantly agrees that ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, wolf, friendship, youth, fish out of water, family, forest, village, remarry, girl, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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100%
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, school, boy, neglected child, bird, friendship, working class, teacher, child protagonist, small town, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london, scotland, britain ...
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100%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, girl, children, wolf ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: youth, family relations, friends, friendship, family, parents and children, strong female character, children, bullying, soccer, hopes, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, hopes, coming of age, human spirit, siblings relations, rebelliousness, family relations, warning, reform, exile, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, coming of age, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: children, youth, adoption, orphan, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, hopes, girl, abandoned by father, family problems, orphanage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, youth, countryside, family relations, friendship, ranch, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, friends, animal life, farm, hopes ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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43%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: society, youth, family relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, hopes, orphan, friends, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, bleak
Plot: evacuation, youth, world war two, coming of age, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, forceful separation, family relations, friendship, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, escapades, obsessive quest, innocence lost, first love, boy, christmas, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, school, tree, poverty ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, unemployment, family life, parents and children, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, wish come true, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, politics, motherhood, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, youth, political unrest, communism, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, father son relationship, coming of age, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, family problems, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, childhood friend, moving, society, summer, nihilism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, coming of age, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, death, life is a bitch, family, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Summer Tale (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, countryside, friendship, foster child, swedish, social relations, youth, village life, summer, loneliness, mortician, orphan ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, youth, brother brother relationship, forceful separation, rebelliousness, summer, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, boy, childhood, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, mother, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, small town life, young heroes, countryside, small town, friends, change of heart, orphan, hopes, family ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, friendship, father figure, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, family relations, hopes, parents and children, elderly, village, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: finnish, discrimination, school, escapades, siblings relations, missing person, family, solace, family relations, apprentice, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
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Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, male homosexuality, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, elderly, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 639
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, youth, orphan, family relations, physical disability, girl, governess, friendship, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, intrigue, buddies, domestic disturbance, parents and children, summer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, mischievous children, friendship, rescue, pets, best friends, family life, animal actor, small town, boy and dog, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%