Movies like Good Riddance

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Good Riddance (1980)
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Good Riddance (1980)
Original name: Les bons débarras
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small rural town in the Quebec Laurentians, Michelle lives in an isolated house with her mentally-challenged brother Guy and her 13 year old daughter Manon. Together the three of them survive by running a small firewood business and performing other odd jobs. Michelle is frustrated with living in poverty and being the center of several people who demand her affection; her brother is like a second child who lives in his own world, his romantic obsession with their wealthy client Madame Viau-Vachon being an exercise in futility. Maurice, the local police chief, is her lover and Gaetan, a mechanic and family friend, would like to be. Most demanding of all is her daughter, who has an unhealthy emotional dependence on her. Precocious and uninterested in school, Manon is jealous of her Mother's suitors and angry at being left home to do chores and care for Guy. When an event occurs that threatens the emotional dynamic between Manon and her mother...
Plot: parent child relationship, pregnancy, family relations, male female relationship, jealousy, single mother, girl, desperation, getting home, brother sister relationship, autumn, mother daughter relationship, runaway, accidental death, death of brother, epileptic, coming of age, police officer, lower class, precociousness, firewood, mother son relationship
Place: quebec

Most similar movies to Good Riddance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, male female relationship, pregnancy, parent child relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Good Riddance: The Unspeakable Act (2012), A Scream from Silence (1979), Water Child (1995), Little Wing (2016), An Unexpected Life (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Unspeakable Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: incest, brother sister relationship, friendship, jealousy, teenager, loneliness, single mother, house party, mother daughter relationship, facebook, slice of life, coming of age ...
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A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, interview, rapist, male female relationship, contemplating suicide, hate, rape victim, feminism, misogyny, shame, courtroom ...
Place: africa
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95%
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Water Child (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 12-year-old girl finds herself stranded on a lonely Caribbean island with a 20-year old retarded man in this sensitively rendered Canadian drama from Quebec. Emile and Cedrine are first seen during their rescue in which both are nearly in a coma. ...
Plot: friendship, flashback, girl, coming of age, survival, island, mother daughter relationship, puberty, rescue, husband wife relationship, friend, beach ...
Place: caribbean, bahamas
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93%
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Little Wing (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother, who doesn't want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching
Plot: parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, search for father, motherhood, childhood, single mother, horse riding, father daughter relationship, stolen car, stealing a car, coming of age, runaway child ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, aunt niece relationship, aunt nephew relationship, judge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, affection, surprise, pregnancy, custody, baby ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, father daughter relationship, girl, mother daughter relationship, christmas, drugs, hypodermic needle, family relations, teenage boy, father son relationship, urban setting, male female relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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For Your Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An extremely mannered and increasingly preposterous tale of a fortysomething woman who has to deal with an abusive, double-dealing husband and a handsome, soap-actor lover who seems to be too good to be true.
Style: captivating
Plot: little girl, parent child relationship, mother son relationship, mother and son, single mother, parents and children, family relations, relationships, mother and daughter, mother daughter relationship, kiss, pigeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Beauty and the Beast (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Mette and her father are left alone over the Christmas holidays to paint the new nursery the father ends up alone most of the time. The 16-year-old Mette is always off with her friends at the disco or skating, and the father does not mind until ...
Plot: grownups, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, jealousy, coming of age, friends, teenage boy, teenage sexuality, male female relationship, hospital, model, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Secret Life of Happy People (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Élevé par des parents parfaits dans une banlieue proprette, frère cadet d'une fille à qui tout réussit et flanqué d'un ami tombeur, le pauvre Thomas se sent bien ordinaire. Alors qu'il tente désespérément de terminer ses ...
Style: captivating
Plot: waitress, parent child relationship, father son relationship, swimming pool, kite, architect, relationships, family problems, male female relationship, changing lives, family, lifestyle change ...
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71%
What Hedwig Didn't Tell Us (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A sad story about a young girl who is forced to move from one foster home to another.
Plot: 12 year old, children's home, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, christmas, girl, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Amy George (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: photographer, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, homosexual, teenage boy, school, alcoholic, male female relationship, peeping tom, high school, artist ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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56%
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, lawyer, rehabilitation center, suicide attempt, naivete, suburbs, family relations, laundry, 18 year old, homeless teenager, 17 year old ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Grown Up Movie Star (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single father, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, gender, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
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55%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, sexy, talky ...
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Time: 60s
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54%
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Nice Girl (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The story of young mother Joanna and her soldier husband Steve. A tale of teenage pregnancy, ill-advised marriage, betrayal and despair.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, responsibility, adultery, marriage, betrayal, pregnancy, male female relationship, sister, teenage pregnancy, teenager
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Plouffe Family (1981)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Holiday Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
Style: captivating, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I'm Going to Change My Name (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, coming of age, single mother, relationship problems, family relations, relationships, family problems, small town life, lifestyle, teenage life, romantic relationship ...
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43%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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43%
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Pin Cushion (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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42%
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Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
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Plot: girl, death of father, widow, father daughter relationship, childhood, police corruption, funeral, mistress, drug trade, suspicion, police officer, immigrants ...
Place: adelaide south australia, south australia, australia
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42%
A Stone's Throw (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Olivia lives in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada along with her son, Thomas, a daughter, Sarah, and has been separated from her French-speaking husband, Jean Marc. She has an estranged brother named Jack Walker who she has not seen for many ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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42%
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Mommy (2014)
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Country: Canada
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Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2015, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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41%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Amir (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amir, a young musician retired from the scene, must face a tough decision: To stay by Ely's side, his girlfriend, during an unwanted pregnancy or Jeanette, cute lead singer of a band that will restore not only his passion for music, also for ...
Plot: pregnancy, love, female nudity, sexual relations, male female relationship, love affair, husband wife relationship, sex, sex scene, couple relations, family relations, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, scenic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, life, small town life, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship, family drama, getting home, family relations, teenage life, direction and purpose ...
Time: year 1946, year 2011, year 1997
Place: kentucky, ohio, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Zooey & Adam (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Adam and Zooey have been trying to have a baby for several months, only to end up pregnant after a rape. Unsure of the parentage of their child, they decide to have the baby anyway.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: pregnant from rape, pregnancy, rape, wanting a baby, husband wife relationship, moral dilemma, family problems, couples, family relations, relationships, trying to get pregnant, rape victim ...
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40%