Movies like In Mom's Head

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In Mom's Head (2007)
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Original name: La Tête de Maman
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, coming of age, countryside, unfulfillment, love, school, cancer, death, happiness, secret, zoo, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, fight, animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to In Mom's Head

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, coming of age and love and romance mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like In Mom's Head: Sisters (2009), Those Who Remain (2007), When the Night (2011), Cold Water (1994), Youth (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, single parent, youth, self discovery, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, obsessive quest, family problems, coming of age, godparent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, daughter in law, death, loss of mother, cancer, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, snow, mountain, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, youth, unfulfilled love, kids in trouble, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, boarding school life, on the run, life is a bitch, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 36
Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, twentysomething life, love and romance, family in crisis, countryside, youth, innocence lost, fall in love, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: youth, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, addiction, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, austria, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, rising to stardom, love and romance, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, clergy, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: youth, single parent, post war, coming of age, haunted by the past, support group, parents and children, uncover truth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, youth, single parent, orchestra conductor, orchestra, jumping into water, cancer, playing piano, child protagonist, wig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, immigrants, friends, coming of age, friendship, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: unfulfillment, dealing with death, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, suburbs, family life, family problems, sickness, hospital, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: foster child, family problems, disorder, youth, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, mischievous children, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, couples, vomiting, death of mother, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, human nature, coming of age, estrangement, society, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations, youth, transvestism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 503
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: pregnancy, sexual abuse, clergy, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, couples, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Other Bank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life creates many obstacles for 12 years old boy - Tedo. Tedo belongs to the generation, which was forced to mass displacement because of the civil war in Abkhazia, one of the most beatiful places in Georgia. The civil war took away everything Tedo ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: estrangement, single parent, youth, on the road, coming of age, friends, refugees, wartime life, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, georgia (former ussr), caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: youth, forceful separation, life turned upside down, coming of age, rebelliousness, countryside, siblings relations, family relations, friendship, boy, brother brother relationship, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, urban, introspection, family problems, death in the family, memory loss, youth, family in crisis, classroom, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: friendship, on the road, on the run, friends, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, looking for love, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: couple relations, life is a bitch, suburban life, parents and children, unfulfillment, suburbs, couples, society, introspection, lifestyle, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, destructive relationship, parents and children, against humanity, redemption, aging, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, tragic love, haunted by the past ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
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Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: on the road, youth, single parent, optimism, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, parent child relationship, released from prison, stage performance, female singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: rebellion, youth, culture clash, life is a bitch, family relations, mischievous children, social misfits, parents and children, misfit, realism, fighting the system, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, college graduate, young lovers, haunted by the past, island, youth, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: captivating, talky, gloomy, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: soldier, haunted by the past, lifestyle, human nature, alcohol abuse, introspection, culture clash, love affair, fall in love, couples, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family, parents separation, lake or river, youth, countryside, parents and children, parent child relationship, sunday, playing piano, father son relationship, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family life, youth, coming of age, destiny, adoption, rich and poor, parents and children, family relations, hopes, society, grandfather, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sincere, touching, sexual, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, unfulfillment, romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, gender, couples, friends, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: golden years, escapades, family relations, buried truth, elderly, concentration camp, uncover truth, lifesaver, self discovery, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, holocaust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 146
Lost Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, confined, spouse leaving, unfulfillment, family problems, haunted by the past, single parent, male nudity, table tennis, unhappy wife, teenage daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%