Movies like Emma's Shadow

If you like "Emma's Shadow" you are looking for humorous, realistic and semi serious movies about / with kidnapping, friendship, youth, crimes, family relations, mischievous children and on the run themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in Denmark.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Emma's Shadow (1988)
 6.7
 326
Emma's Shadow (1988)
Original name: Skyggen af Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your child kidnapped, Emma decides to stage her own kidnapping. She soon meets Malthe, a kind-hearted, child-like, naïve sewer cleaner who literally stumbles on to her. She convinces Malthe that she is a Russian princess whose family is being chased by Bolsheviks, so Malthe lets Emma stay with him in his very modest abode. After being "kidnapped" for a few days, Emma decides to return home. But, just as she is about to return, she overhears a couple of servants talking about how her parents don't seem to be very upset over her dilemma....
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, youth, crimes, family relations, mischievous children, on the run, coming of age, police, girl, immigrants, ransom, maturity, garbage collector, mobbing
Time: 1930s, 30s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Emma's Shadow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, family relations, friends, parents and children and teenage life mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Emma's Shadow: Two Shots Fired (2014), Zig Zag Story (1983), The Green Butchers (2003), Defying Gravity (2008), Chubby (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, parents and children, dark humor, siblings relations, friends, urban, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 168
Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, crimes, love and romance, artist, photograph
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Green Butchers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, parody, realistic ...
Plot: butcher, cannibalism, dark humor, friendship, workplace situations, buddies, crimes, losing-it hero, workplace, family relations, business venture, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, on the run, social misfits, misfit, youth, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
on the run movies
2519
1930s movies
1351
police movies
8279
 5.3
 171
Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chubby is the nickname of Kevin, a 12 years old kid already weights 100 kilos (220.46 lb). If he keeps devours fries, pastries and ice cream everyday, he's gonna have heart attack sooner or later unless he decides to change his diet to turn ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, friends, physical appearance, youth, bittersweet, coming of age, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 306
Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: elevator, trapped, love, friendship, coming of age, teenager, escape, couples, isolation, panic, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, writer's life, friendship, farce, dark humor, abduction, kidnapping, friends, writers, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 481
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, lifestyle, youth, buddies, society, parents and children, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
girl movies
3192
immigrants movies
1329
ransom movies
449
 7.4
 4K
Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, friendship, family relations, youth, escapades, disorder, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, buddies, teenage life, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Nobody's Baby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two not so bright small time crooks end up with a baby girl by "accident" and find a change in their lives. Billy (Ulrich) becomes the guy to take care of the child and look after it. Buford (Oldman) wants to get rid of it, but the others ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, offbeat
Plot: friendship, orphan, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, stupidity, kidnapping, babies and infants, misfit, parents and children, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, year 1994
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 266
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, unemployment, human nature, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, siblings relations, courtroom drama, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Squint Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: farm, countryside, family problems, family relations, youth, on the run, odd couple, life is a bitch, human nature, school, friendship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 701
Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: youth, fall in love, love and romance, first love, family relations, coming of age, misfit, parents and children, high school, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 2K
Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: on the run, friendship, introspection, on the road, orphan, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hospital, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, talky
Plot: lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, on the road, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
You're Ugly Too (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After her mother’s death, Stacey moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, odd couple, hopes, crimes, going straight, youth, coming of age, partners, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional relationship, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 238
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 197
Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: friends, love triangle, social misfits, friendship, rabbit, bicycle, pig, woman slaps man, knife, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 2K
Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, orphan, pregnancy, on the road, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Runnin' Kind (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, coming of age, law firm, friends, family relations, parents and children, punk, on the road, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 1K
I Not Stupid (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kok Pin, Boon Hock and Terry are classmates in "EM3" stream. In Singapore, that means that at the age of 12, the government has decided that they are not as academically inclined as their peers. Kok Pin is creative and a born artist but ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, youth, resentment, teachers and students, childhood friend, office politics, foe turned friend, society, social differences, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, family relations, youth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 321
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 18K
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, orphan, sister sister relationship, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, society, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, altar boy, youth, friendship, best friends, coming of age, teenage boy, teenage life, friends, buddies, sexual content, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 10K
Sınav (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, exam, youth, crimes, school, save the day, studying, criminal heroes, social misfits, mathematics, high school life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 422
Acne (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the age of 13, Rafael Bregman has already lost his virginity, but has never kissed a girl. With his pimple-riddled face, his dysfunctional family, and a lowered self-esteem, getting this much anticipated first kiss proves trickier than expected. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: teenage sexuality, coming of age, school, prostitute, family relations, teenage boy, lifestyle, society, youth, sexual awakening, tennis, disco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 674
Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, escape from reality, older sister, little boy, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%