Movies like My Little Girl

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My Little Girl (1986)
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, talent show, lawyer, family relations, suicide attempt, teenage girl, girl, suburbs, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, 16 year old, homeless teenager, grandmother granddaughter relationship, 17 year old, rehabilitation center, 18 year old, husband wife relationship, hiding place, homelessness, skepticism, laundry, naivete, summer job

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Most similar movies to My Little Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about coming of age, female director, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, family relations, father daughter relationship and youth mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like My Little Girl: Night Comes On (2018), Sadie (2018), Arresting Gena (1997), Love Lives On (1985), Interiors (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, rough
Plot: foster home, sister sister relationship, release from prison, estranged father, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, birthday, african american, memory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 363
Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: coming of age, bullying, dysfunctional marriage, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, midlife crisis, female protagonist, female director, piano, male nudity, older woman younger man relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, teenage protagonist, coming of age, female friendship, irresponsible, teenager, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, teenage girl, female protagonist, youth, friendship between women ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 117
Love Lives On (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl must choose between continuing her pregnancy and undergoing treatment for her fast-growing cancer.
Plot: falling in love, race track, chemotherapy, mother child relationship, drug addiction, drug abuse, teenage girl, drug use, teenage pregnancy, baby, drug addict, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 18K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, american midwest, suburbs
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 4K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: monastery, nun, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, altar boy, vatican, reform, confession, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 306
Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, tense, unusual plot structure
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, islam, teenager, religious conversion, desire, mother, daughter, woman, family relations, religious faith, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 85
Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, youth, life turned upside down, teenage life, culture clash, death, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 620
Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, class differences, power relations, urban, rich and poor, social differences, teenage life, youth, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Digging to China (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, sister, motel, waterfall, barn, single parent, youth, family relations, disability, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, pacific ocean, minnesota, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 585
The Mutants (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Mutants (Portuguese: Os mutantes) is a 1998 Portuguese film by director Teresa Villaverde, starring Ana Moreira and Alexandre Pinto. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Plot: female director, juvenile delinquent, pregnant teenager, father, police, pistol, teenage girl, abused child, gun, theft, homeless teenager, pornographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 102
Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mother, has lost her self-confidence due to an ...
Plot: coming of age, relocation, female director, sexual assault, marital argument, parents
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 518
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 66
Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, suburbs, post traumatic stress disorder, teenager, high school, suicide attempt, anorexia, closeted gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fistful of Flies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Mars wants more from her life than just a fistful of flies which, to her, is a fistful of nothing. Stifled and dominated by her family, Mars just wants to be free. Denied relationships with the people who truly understand her, Mars ...
Plot: coming of age, female director, teenage girl, adultery, bag over head, masturbation, sexual abuse, psychology, hypocrite, infidelity, father daughter relationship, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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32A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She ...
Plot: female director, irish, schoolgirl, first love, dublin ireland, school, school uniform, girl, 13 year old, teenage girl, breasts, coming of age
Time: 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 555
Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: farm, family relations, youth, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, master and servant, culture clash, small town, small town life, friends, social relations, hopes ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 1K
Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, depression, old woman, flash forward, aunt nephew relationship, nature, mountain, tunnel, school bus ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Book of Stars (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale of two sisters. Penny (Masterson) cares for her younger sister Mary (Malone), who suffers from cystic fibrosis. "Cares for" is a questionable term, as the hardened, edgy Penny secretly makes her living in the world's oldest ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, fairy tale ...
Plot: terminal illness, prostitute, family relations, friends, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, drug abuse, addiction, city life, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beauty and the Beast (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Mette and her father are left alone over the Christmas holidays to paint the new nursery the father ends up alone most of the time. The 16-year-old Mette is always off with her friends at the disco or skating, and the father does not mind until ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, jealousy, teenage girl, grownups, coming of age, friends, photo shoot, photographer, generation, bare breasts, teenage boy, teenage sexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 202
Virgins (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, beach, sea, mermaid, rumor, teenage life, life is a bitch, poker, shell, cafe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 57
Drylongso (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman (Toby Smith) in a photography class begins taking pictures of black men out of fear they will soon be extinct.
Plot: female director, college student, serial killer, cross dressing, poster, pain, death, dancing, handheld camera, journalism, photograph, black cast ...
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Grown Up Movie Star (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single father, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, rebelliousness, parents and children, gender, lgbt, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, society, babies and infants, single parent, youth, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, family relations, prostitute, small town, teenage life, down on your luck, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Margarita Happy Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five young women, each with children, meet once a week for $2 margaritas and discuss life, love and change.
Plot: female director, female friendship, rock music, bohemian, brooklyn new york city, female protagonist, downtown, illustrator, single mother, unwed mother, cocaine, drug addict ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 106
Miriam Lies (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: coming of age, lie, teenage girl, racism, mother daughter relationship, family drama, teenager, racial prejudice, middle class, couples, love and romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, internet, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, scooter, syringe, stepbrother stepsister relationship, family relations, urban setting, christmas, male female relationship, heroin addict ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%