Movies like American Girl

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American Girl (2002)
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American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family gatherings, dark humor, youth, human nature, single parent, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, homosexual, prisoner, family relations, love and romance, couples, buddies, gays and lesbians, coming of age, innocence lost, bittersweet, teenager, prison ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to American Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, family life and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Girl: As Cool as I Am (2013), The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007), Palindromes (2004), Rolling Family (2004), Soft Fruit (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, single parent, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, teenage life, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, golden years, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 504
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, gay interest, father son relationship, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, youth, family gatherings, vengeance, parents and children, lifestyle, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, single parent, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 135
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, single parent, youth, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, love and romance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional character, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 395
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, family problems, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: touching, semi serious, family saga, humorous, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, youth, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, dark humor, teenage boy, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, hopes, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mute or deaf, dealing with death, college dropout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 3K
West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, family problems, couples, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 1K
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: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, bollywood, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, wall street ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 614
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, nightlife, social differences, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 45K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, pregnancy, satire, christianity, friendship, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, youth, teenage life, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, xian, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, family problems, couples, religions or cults, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: reunion, estrangement, self discovery, family problems, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 6K
Mama's Boy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, unlikely couple, couples, family problems, social misfits, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%