Movies like The Girl from the Wardrobe

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The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012)
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The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012)
Original name: Dziewczyna z szafy
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of three characters (brothers Tomek and Jacek and their neighbor Magda), each of them is in their own way lonely and alienated. The title character makes herself secluded. Tomek's alienation results from his neurological disease, and Jacek contacts the world mainly via the Internet. This is also a film about love. Love of one brother to the other and of one alienated human being to the other. All together it creates a very universal picture with a Polish entourage.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, atmospheric, silent film, humorous, offbeat, tragicomedy, semi serious
Plot: loneliness, depression, hospital, suicide attempt, autism, dating, dreaming, estrangement, friendship, family relations, escape from reality, sibling relationship, mental illness, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, cancer, programmer, suicide, drug addiction, neighborhood, terminal illness, a vision, dinner, isolation, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, psychological and serious films with plots about family relations, unfulfillment, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, estrangement and hospital mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Girl from the Wardrobe: The Station Agent (2003), Those Who Remain (2007), Frailer (2014), What If God Were the Sun? (2007), Everything Is Fine (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, captivating ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, unlikely friendships, depression, small town, dwarf, inheritance, solitude, bittersweet, lifestyle, society, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick with and strong faith.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, doctors and patients, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, wedding, religions or cults, family problems, nurse, faith, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, teen suicide, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, buddies, family relations, parents and children, friends, profanity, redemption, estrangement, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aging, retirement home, friendship, death, wedding, friends, couples, bittersweet, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
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Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, love affair, depression, unfulfillment, parents and children, friendship, couples, couple relations, self mutilation, nervous breakdown, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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4:30 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, this story of two very different characters is less ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: tenant, friendship, solitude, friends, lifestyle, hopes, nanny, life is a bitch, estrangement, urban setting, drunkenness, boy ...
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Place: singapore, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
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33%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, transplant, single parent, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
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Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida, united states
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nothing Personal (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
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Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, starting over, couple relations, family relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, crumbling marriage, downfall, self discovery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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27%
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
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Place: france, europe
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26%
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family life, friendship, buddies, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, rivalry, bittersweet, legal action, unfulfillment, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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26%
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Phobidilia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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25%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
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25%
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Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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25%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
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24%
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
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24%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The King of Ping Pong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating ...
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Place: eastern europe
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24%