Movies like Happiness Runs

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Happiness Runs (2010)
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Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, rebellion, rebelliousness, hippie, voyeur, rape victim, coming of age, innocence lost, bittersweet, rape, blonde, female nudity, pregnant teenager, sexual abuse, nude, hypnosis, utopia, hypnotist, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Happiness Runs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family and self discovery mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Happiness Runs: Blessed (2009), Mina Walking (2015), Low Tide (2012), Drunkboat (2010), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, realism, rebellion, child as adult, single parent, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, society, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, working class, life is a bitch, realism, small town, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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61%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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56%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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50%
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
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47%
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The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, reunion, death in the family, identity, old house, siblings relations, female director, singing in a car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, on the road, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, youth, family problems, self discovery, godparent, coming of age, obsessive quest, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, sexual content, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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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, youth, single parent, drug abuse, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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42%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
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41%
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Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, pets, escape from reality, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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41%
 6.4
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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, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, family problems, family relations, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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40%
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The Whore's Son (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, lifestyle, uncover truth, coming of age, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, family relations, youth, mother son relationship, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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39%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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37%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, coma, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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35%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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34%
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The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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33%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, estrangement, family problems, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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31%
 6.2
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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Abel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 9-year-old Abel assumes his absent father's role as man of the house, he garners his family's respect, and life resumes a comfortable rhythm -- until a man arrives at the house, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch
Style: atmospheric, humorous, captivating, light, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, child as adult, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, family conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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31%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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30%