Movies like The Happiest Girl in the World

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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Original name: Cea mai fericită fată din lume
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Romania, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a commercial. All goes well until it becomes clear that Delia and her parents have very different ideas about what to do with the new car. Meanwhile, the contest's sponsor needs a radiant prize-winner with a gleaming smile. A wicked satire and a psychological portrait of a society perverted by its slavery to capitalism and consumerism
Style: sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, moral dilemma, small town, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, advertising, lottery, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, advertisement, contract, new car, juice
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest

Most similar movies to The Happiest Girl in the World

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, youth, coming of age, family problems, teenage life and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Happiest Girl in the World: Pieces of Me (2012), Pandora's Box (2008), Cook County (2008), Abel (2010), Unknown Pleasures (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious
Plot: youth, family life, teenage life, parents and children, unfulfillment, coming of age, dull life, family relations, best friends, animal abuse, drinking alcohol, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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95%
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, self discovery, youth, elderly, dysfunctional family, aging, urban, introspection, small town, coming of age, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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72%
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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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, estrangement, redemption, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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69%
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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: gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: youth, family problems, child as adult, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: unemployment, bank, youth, teenager, lifestyle, society, small town life, buddies, teenage life, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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65%
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Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, social misfits, coming of age, family relations, misfit, youth, single parent, parents and children, tiger, single father, home schooling, bowling alley ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional
Plot: friends, family relations, teenage love, lifestyle, youth, single parent, wooing, family problems, teenage life, couples, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Les papas du dimanche (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: breakup, parents and children, parents separation, hopes, family relations, starting over, family problems, single father, card game, childhood friend, bunk bed, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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60%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: homecoming, youth, coming of age, small town, human nature, moral dilemma, introspection, infidelity, estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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58%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, unwanted pregnancy, drinking contest, teenage life, family life, eccentric family, family relations, power relations, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere
Plot: misfit, society, introspection, gender, forbidden love, rebellion, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, love and romance, against the rules, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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54%
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, coming of age, missing child, dysfunctional family, family problems, suburbs, estrangement, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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53%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: society, working class, family relations, crimes, parents and children, family life, family problems, mafia, tragedy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, coming of age, boarding school life, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, on the road, self discovery, youth, power relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
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48%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, young heroes, dealing with death, youth, dysfunctional family, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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47%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, redemption, addiction, family relations, youth ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: france, austria, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, hopes, siblings relations, parents and children, performer's life, actor's life, human nature, society, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship, nanny, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, friends, mental illness, father son relationship, 11 year old, abused child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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46%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, religions or cults, family business, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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45%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: parents and children, family, coming of age, family relations, family life, teenage life, estrangement, follow your dream, siblings relations, youth, ambition, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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44%
Summer of Giacomo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A summer day in Italy. The camera follows the deaf-mute Giacomo and a childhood girlfriend Stefi closely – in the woods, by the river – without wanting to disrupt the mystery of their relationship, between restrained sensuality and childhood ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: young lovers, mute or deaf, friends, misfit, innocence lost, countryside, in the woods, love and romance, teenage life, youth, best friends, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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41%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, innocence lost, climbing through a window ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, power relations, hopes, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, human nature, introspection, lifestyle, estrangement, female nudity, cigarette smoking, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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40%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, family life, rivalry, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, youth, small town, siblings relations, sister, siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, couples, family relations, tragic love, terminal illness, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, single parent, family problems, family life, child as adult, pimp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, drug abuse, family problems, teenage life, older man young girl relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, golden years, parents and children, social misfits, youth, single parent, society, innocence lost, misfit, teenage life, elderly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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38%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family life, coming of age, disgraced, buried truth, parents and children, nobody believes, siblings relations, family relations, kids in trouble, family problems, teenage life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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38%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, parents and children, coming of age, society, high school life, youth, best friends, immigrants, friendship, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%