Movies like Holy Lola

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Holy Lola (2004)
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Holy Lola (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child, which leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia. On their difficult and transformative adventure, they must contend with obstructive authorities and the jealousies and mistrust of a small community of would-be adoptive parents.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, bribery, couple relations, babies and infants, society, politics, human trafficking, friendship, male female relationship, bureaucracy, adoptive mother, adoptive father, orphanage, child abandonment, infertility, hotel, corruption, love, money, police, motorcycle, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia

Most similar movies to Holy Lola

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, adoption, friendship, hopes, parents and children and youth mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Holy Lola: A Brand New Life (2009), Hideaway (2009), The Foster Boy (2011), The Other Family (2011), Sacred Heart (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, dysfunctional family, family relations, hopes, parents and children, nun, little girl, family problems, youth, father daughter relationship, girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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100%
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Hideaway (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, drug overdose, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, adoption, gay man straight woman relationship, friendship, strong female character, self discovery, recluse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, basque country, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Foster Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: orphan, child abuse, friendship, survival, adoption, farm, brother brother relationship, punishment, intergenerational friendship, dedicated educator, bully, butt naked ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: adoption, overdose, family relations, life is a bitch, custody, family life, parents and children, youth, gender, couple relations, addiction, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, couple relations, workaholic, rivalry, death, friendship, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 45
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 375
Northeast (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, family relations, obsessive quest, social differences, self discovery, babies and infants, human trafficking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, france, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 164
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 828
Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: sikh, adoption, genocide, uncover truth, orphan, haunted by the past, political unrest, homecoming, family relations, buried truth, society, indian american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 638
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, family, adoption, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, hopes, reunion, society, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, orphanage, family relations, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, youth, russian, friendship, drinking, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family life, adoption, family relations, hopes, society, youth, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 373
Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, immigrants, legal action, babies and infants, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, society, orphan, youth, family problems, family, parents and children, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, couple relations, family problems, optimism, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, overcoming, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, society, babies and infants, single parent, youth, hopes, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 534
Mondo (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: orphan, youth, social misfits, society, family relations, beach, friends, adoption, friendship, village life, village, beggar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: french riviera, france, italy, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, love, self discovery, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, supportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social worker, adoption, single parent, village, orphan, man boy relationship, parents and children, hopes, family problems, family relations, orphanage, adopted son ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, adoption, unfulfillment, legal, orphan, dealing with death, youth, legal action, rivalry, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 2K
Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, celebrity culture, family relations, social worker, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, man boy relationship, godparent, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, family relations, couples, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, daydreamer, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, racism, refugee, rescue, refugee camp, rabbi, foster home, hidden identity, hopes, orphan, refugees ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: france, israel, ethiopia, paris france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 49
Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, moral dilemma, couples, hit and run, male female relationship, family crisis, friendship, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, bowling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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