Movies like A Hole in My Heart

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A Hole in My Heart (2004)
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A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Original name: Ett hål i mitt hjärta
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, avant garde, sexual, sexy, gloomy, realistic, experimental
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, social decay, teenage life, riddles and clues, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature, isolation, losing-it hero, filmmaker, porn industry, social misfits, father son relationship, youth, sexual relations, family relations, pets, suburbs, society, couples, suburban life, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe

Most similar movies to A Hole in My Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and bleak films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, society and youth mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Hole in My Heart: Fat Girl (2001), The Pornographer (2001), Clip (2012), Ken Park (2002), Return to Innocence (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 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, sexy ...
Plot: virgin, virginity, first time, coming of age, innocence lost, rape victim, rapist, fat girl, underage sex, rape of a minor, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, paris france, rome italy
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80%
The Pornographer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: pornographer, porn industry, lust, eroticism, porn actress, relationship vs career, sexual relations, filmmaking, sex, actor's life, love and romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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100%
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Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: realistic, sexual, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, teenage life, explicit sex, youth, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, teenage sex, unsimulated sex, strong sexual content, abusive boyfriend, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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100%
 5.9
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Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, sexual relations, teenage sex, erection, incest, family relations, masturbation, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
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100%
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Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.3
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, obsession, isolation, dysfunctional family, human nature, sexual relations, village, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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51%
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, incest, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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46%
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, dull life, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.2
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, disgraced, dysfunctional family, family problems, friendship, youth, single parent, love and romance, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, friendship, life is a bitch, 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 ⇓
42%
 5.7
 70
Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, curses spells and rituals, redemption, social decay, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, youth, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
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41%
 6.4
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, single parent, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 502
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, family relations, family problems, youth, teenager, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 875
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, serious, realistic ...
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 ⇓
40%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, breaking point, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, crimes, parents and children, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, family problems, family relations, couples, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, babies and infants, parents and children, introspection, mentally unstable, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, teenage life, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, gender, prostitute, sex education ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, rape, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Caretaker's Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A custodian in a housing project discovers that a naked, mute woman he found in one of his apartments has miraculous healing powers.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, sexual relations, sexual content, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, mute or deaf, lolita, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, crimes, life sentence, family problems, estrangement, family relations, crime and punishment, injustice, life is a bitch, crime, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 306
My Dog Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Môj pes Killer is a one-day drama portraying eighteen-year-old Marek living near the Slovak-Moravian border with his dad and his racist friends. However, Marek's best true friend is his dog. His life is shaken up when he discovers the secret ...
Style: sincere, tense, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, life is a bitch, social decay, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, pets, dangerous animal, racist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: survival, dysfunctional family, high school, teenage life, family problems, youth, first sex, mother daughter relationship, borderline personality disorder, bus, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, puberty, psychological abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children, youth, mentally unstable, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, midlife crisis, supportive spouse, family problems, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, losing-it hero, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, family relations, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, woman in danger, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, widow ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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Summer of '04 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, innocence lost, lifestyle, social decay, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, youth, society, gender, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, betrayal, society, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
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36%
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, daydreamer, society, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%