Movies like The Girl in the Park

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The Girl in the Park (2007)
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The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does the illogical and increasingly irrational hope that the young woman may be the daughter she lost so long ago.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, family relations, social misfits, isolation, misfit, loss of child, memory loss, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, older woman younger woman relationship, missing daughter, pregnancy, child abduction, missing child, female friendship, restaurant, female singer, office, pregnant woman, drifter, coffee, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Girl in the Park

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, mother daughter relationship and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Girl in the Park: Daniel's Daughter (2008), Krisha (2015), Virginia (2010), Chromophobia (2005), The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, emotional
Plot: death in the family, fall in love, romance, self discovery, haunted by the past, last wish, family relations, small town life, love and romance, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
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Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, estranged son, family, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
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64%
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, parent child relationship, mentally unstable, love and romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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47%
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Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: man boy relationship, friendship, celebrity culture, family relations, social worker, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, society, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, social relations, family problems, small town, fall in love, island, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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Helen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to 'play' Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy's last known movements. Joy had ...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, touching, bleak ...
Plot: hidden identity, kidnapping, mental illness, obsession, haunted by the past, crimes, society, missing girl, police investigation, impersonation, teenager, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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39%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, family relations, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, depression, mental disorder, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, social misfits, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, poet, family problems, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
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38%
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Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, thesis, book, college, moving, career, society, dark humor, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Amber (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 52 min.
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Story: The disappearance of 14 year old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. As the days, months and years progress the mystery deepens, and strange and terrifying clues come to light, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, parents and children, missing daughter, family problems, missing child, suburbs, teenage girl, reporter, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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38%
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, in the woods, social misfits, confined, misfit, introspection, isolation, loneliness, family tradition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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37%
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, amusement park, social misfits, life is a bitch, buddies, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, self discovery, alcohol abuse, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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37%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, dull life, parents and children, human nature, friendship, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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36%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: emotional, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: abusive mother, starting over, survival, human spirit, haunted by the past, pregnancy, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, domestic violence, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Good Baby (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: missing child, family relations, family problems, crimes, orphan, adoption, missing person, isolation, abandoned baby, custody, countryside, child illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, hopes, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, family in crisis, couple relations, search, missing person, small town, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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34%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, music, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, couple relations, couples, society, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, married couple, family relations, female protagonist, relationships, changing lives, cultural difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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34%
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, escapades, loss of daughter, deadly, on the road, child killer, world war two veteran, crimes, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations, single parent, haunted by the past, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, family relations, mental illness, family life, teenage life, parents and children, starvation, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, haunted by the past, redemption, downfall, pregnancy, female protagonist, spirituality, breakup, problem solving, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, family relations, loss of daughter, crumbling marriage, danger, mentally unstable, stalking, parents and children, family problems, little girl, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, interracial relations, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, rock paper scissors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, domestic disturbance, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%