Movies like The Happiest Girl in the World

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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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: moral dilemma, parents and children, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations, coming of age, family life, juice, new car, lottery, contract, advertisement, advertising, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, 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 Crime genres. Some movies like The Happiest Girl in the World: Pieces of Me (2012), Les papas du dimanche (2012), Unknown Pleasures (2002), Everybody in Our Family (2012), Pandora's Box (2008). 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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, family life, family relations, best friends, dull life, unfulfillment, trailer home, bug, animal abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: parents and children, breakup, family problems, starting over, hopes, family relations, parents separation, childhood friend, bunk bed, single parent, single father, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: teenager, bank, unemployment, youth, buddies, love triangle, unemployed, down on your luck, small town, teenage life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: realism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, dysfunctional character, escape, holiday, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, aging, countryside, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: parents and children, child as adult, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, introspection, urban, self discovery, forbidden love, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cook County (2009)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, coming of age, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, tragic love, down on your luck, terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, mafia, family life, working class, crimes, society, family problems, tragedy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: young lovers, mute or deaf, innocence lost, in the woods, youth, countryside, friends, best friends, teenage life, love and romance, misfit, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: isolation, single parent, social misfits, parents and children, misfit, youth, family relations, coming of age, home schooling, tiger, single father, bowling alley ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, human nature, redemption, parents and children, artists and showbiz, society, dealing with death, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland, prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, coming of age, hopes, youth, self discovery, parents and children, teachers and students, boarding school life, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, drinking contest, uncle nephew relationship, coming of age, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tragic comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, righting the wronged, hopes, nothing goes right, human nature, redemption, self discovery, escapades, disorder, selflessness, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, romania, europe, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, biting
Plot: drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, against the rules, moral dilemma, crime, fighting the system, hopes, law enforcement, rebellion, idealism, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Fool Circle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two, very different, brothers are reunited for their father's funeral. But, when they arrive at the crematorium nobody is there, not even the corpse, except for Chloe who introduces herself as their sister.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, siblings relations, family relations, missing person, hopes, youth, missing father, drunk, slow dancing, tennis ball, mobile phone, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: murder, golden years, coming of age, human nature, introspection, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, crimes, elderly, youth, family relations, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, urban, rebelliousness, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, missing child, teenage life, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, anthology, indigenous, coastal town, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: parents and children, lake or river, youth, parent child relationship, family, family relations, countryside, parents separation, fishing, nature, playing piano, sunday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, introspection, power relations, human nature, doctors and patients, estrangement, hopes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, diary, therapy session, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, young heroes, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, family life, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: introspection, thirtysomething life, hotel, friends, small town, buddies, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: boss and employee, workplace situations, factory, workplace, moral dilemma, couple relations, unemployment, life is a bitch, society, couples, power relations, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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