Movies like Big Girls Don't Cry

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Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)
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Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)
Original name: Große Mädchen weinen nicht
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kati and Steffi have been best friends since they were six. Now they're both 17 and enjoying the ups and downs of becoming adults together. While Kati's parents are religious and conservative, but argue constantly, Steffi comes from what appears to be a harmonious and liberal family. But the girls discover how quickly their attractive world can fall apart when, at a hip nightclub, they happen to see Steffi's father in the arms of another woman. Steffi is shocked, her trust in her small perfect world shaken to the core. She can only think of one thing: revenge.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: virgin, best friend, female friendship, teenage life, moral dilemma, vengeance, youth, rivalry, parent child relationship, envy, teenage crush, first sex, innocence lost, puberty, first time, best friends, friendship, friends, graphic violence, strong female presence, profanity, relationships, little girl, relationship problems, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Big Girls Don't Cry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, teenage life, friendship, friends, coming of age, family relations and teenager mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Big Girls Don't Cry: Kids (1995), Me Without You (2001), It Felt Like Love (2013), Night Flight (2014), Valley (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, strong sexual content, puberty, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, youth, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, manipulation, friendship, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.1
 55
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, youth, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, youth, rivalry, friends, couples, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity, party, dishonesty, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, friendship, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage girl, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Do Fish Do It? (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 16-year old Jan is absent-mindedly strolling through the streets when he's run over by roller-skating Nina. As fast as she has stormed into his life, however, she rushes off again. Nina is 15 years old and full of crazy ideas. She lives ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, aids, fish, best friends, family relations, breakup, couples, skating, teenage love, love affair, pregnancy, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, youth, social misfits, drug abuse, misfit, society, girl gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, rivalry, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, youth, society, high school life, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 11K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: virgin, virginity, first time, rape victim, coming of age, innocence lost, fat girl, rapist, rape of a minor, first love, manipulation, underage sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 502
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Night Buffalo (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Unable to cope with the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, a twenty-two year old schizophrenic sets an elaborate revenge plan into motion before taking his own life. Gregorio has been in and out of mental hospitals for ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, vengeance, haunted by the past, love triangle, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, human nature, friendship, mental illness, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 918
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, youth, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 48
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, hip hop, society, family relations, youth, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” Lara can hardly believe what the doctor has just told her. The 25-year-old spends her nights hanging around Berlin with best friend Nora, having lost interest in her architectural studies long ago. She has ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, female friendship, tragedy, party girl, twentysomething life, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 309
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, sincere, touching, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.0
 96
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, best friends, romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, teenage life, love triangle, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, dull life, working class, down on your luck, youth, society, unemployment, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
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Furious (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sven (15) will be director and has been busy filming. He films his friends, especially those to do free running and put the videos on YouTube. He asks Roosmarijn to work on his first feature film. They may not know that he gets a thrashing at home ...
Style: serious, touching, tense, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, best friends, teenage life, parents and children, filmmaking, abusive father, father son relationship, teenage love, skateboard, forgiveness, buddies, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.9
 75
Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They ...
Style: serious, touching, contemplative, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, teenage life, parents and children, youth, transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coma, father son relationship, hospital, city life, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, best friends, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, lifestyle, buddies, family relations, friendship, youth, misfit, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, coming of age, profanity, school uniform ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, life is a bitch, social misfits, hardcase students, kids in trouble, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, friendship, love and romance, family relations, crimes, deadly, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, friendship, parents and children, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%