Movies like Girl in Progress

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Girl in Progress (2012)
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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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, coming of age, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, parents and children, couples, social relations, married man, maturation, single mother, leaving home, friends, best friends, sexual content, strong female presence, dedicated educator, power relations, restaurant, parent child relationship, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington

Most similar movies to Girl in Progress

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, coming of age, youth, parents and children, teenage life, friends and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Girl in Progress: As Cool as I Am (2013), The Single Moms Club (2014), Gilmore Girls (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Cherry (2010). 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, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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67%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, support group, family relations, parents and children, social differences, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, single mother, female protagonist, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 8.2
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, student, boyfriend, single mother, small town life, social relations, first love, lifestyle, looking for love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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100%
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, youth, grownups, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, parenthood, pregnancy, drug addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, teenage girl, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, social relations, student life, lifestyle, single parent, mother daughter relationship, milf, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 44K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love, single father, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, new jersey, california
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100%
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, youth, rivalry, misfit, society, teenage life, high school, vengeance, disorder, coming of age, prank, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, wooing, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, on the road, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, on the road, family in crisis, obsessive quest, hopes, youth, family problems, self discovery, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
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44%
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, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, best friends, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Teen's Confessions (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four sisters work together to raise rent money after learning they have to move to another neighborhood in this coming-of-age drama based on the series.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, family relations, coming of age, youth, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, loss of virginity, teenage life, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: unfulfillment, society, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, couples, politics, satire, americana, midlife crisis, campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, dysfunctional family, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, disorder, job seeking, hopes, workplace, follow your dream, coming of age, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, lifestyle change, black woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, school, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, youth, high school, parents and children, best friends, couples, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, unfulfillment, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
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Anita and Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, best friends, hopes, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: amusement park, mermaid, friends, couples, family relations, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, introspection, couple relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
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37%
 4.6
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Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, disorder, friends, family relations, couples, lifestyle, parents and children, couple relations, feminism, bittersweet ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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36%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, mischievous children, parents and children, family relations, best friends, youth, young heroes, family, starting over, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, obsessive quest, remarry, sexual content, escapades, friends, road trip, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship between boys, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, couples, love and romance, youth, island, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
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Gippi (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gippi is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who, through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, underdog, popularity, rivalry, ambition, social misfits, misfit, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%