Movies like Mila from Mars

If you like "Mila from Mars" you are looking for serious, captivating and realistic movies about / with on the run, starting over, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, drug dealing and social relations themes of Drama genre shot in Bulgaria.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Mila from Mars (2004)
 6.9
 1K
Mila from Mars (2004)
Original name: Mila ot Mars
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Fleeing an abusive relationship, Mila, a teen prostitute, finds herself in a border town, pregnant, alone, and, to her surprise, welcome. The remote village is on a marijuana plantation run by a group of elderly men and women. Not having known much kindness, she goes into emotional hiding, but by the time the baby is born she has a new life and love. Her past, however, is not far behind
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, offbeat
Plot: on the run, starting over, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, drug dealing, social relations, village, teenage pregnancy, orphan, marijuana, prostitute, pregnancy, family relations, village life, coming of age, golden years, pregnant teenager, teenage prostitute, runaway teen, female director, love, recluse, teenage girl, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, bulgaria

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Mila from Mars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, teenage girl and haunted by the past mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mila from Mars: I Saw the Sun (2009), Drunkboat (2010), Ave (2011), Absent Father (2008), Restless (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 10K
I Saw the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, life is a bitch, starting over, on the run, pregnancy, wartime life, village, terrorism, social relations, migration, refugee, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, europe, norway, istanbul turkey, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 668
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.9
 2K
Ave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While hitchhiking from Sofia to Ruse, Kamen meets Avé, a 17-year-old runaway girl. With each ride they hitch, Avé invents new identities for them, and her compulsive lies get Kamen deeper and deeper into trouble. Reluctantly drawn into this ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiking, teenage life, leaving home, coming of age, youth, fall in love, rebelliousness, journey, rebellion, disorder, hitchhiker, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Absent Father (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama starring Jessica Kadish, JP Quicquaro, Debbie Friedlander
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, teenage life, pregnancy, miraculous event, youth, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, on the run, disorder, teenage runaway, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 100
Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, teenage life, haunted by the past, estrangement, teenage love, elderly, relationship vs career, youth, family relations, couples, aging, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 563
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, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, haunted by the past, family relations, coping, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
marijuana movies
1670
prostitute movies
4022
pregnancy movies
3667
offbeat movies
4623
 7.3
 793
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, murder, rapist, parents and children, society, gender, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 513
Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, teenage life, youth, society, injustice, family relations, dancing, rape, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: masturbation, coming of age, countryside, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, friends, haunted by the past, teenage girl, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 1K
Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 754
Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, youth, alcohol abuse, hopes, confronting the past, friendship, troubled past, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 489
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dishonesty, pregnancy, youth, high school, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, lifestyle, rivalry, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, family relations, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, obsession, family life, teenage life, family relations, buried truth, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 22
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense
Plot: prison, starting over, haunted by the past, family relations, criminal heroes, drug dealing, hopes, crimes, murder, adoption, strong female character, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 161
Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, elderly, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 306
Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, drug abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, mother, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 2K
Miss Sweden (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: feminist, demonstration, vegetarian, small town, family relations, teenage life, youth, mother daughter relationship, friendship, aging, adoption, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 363
Some Dogs Bite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halliday (19), Casey (14) and baby Severino have been split up after their mothers death. Casey is in care; Severino has been fostered with a view to adoption, and no one really cares what Halliday does; even his mum thought he was a waste of space.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: on the run, family relations, on the road, youth, estrangement, adoption, teenage life, parents and children, abduction, brother brother relationship, soldier, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 697
Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, parent child relationship, family problems, immaturity, hopes, babies and infants, couples, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, mother child relationship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: village life, deportation, family relations, golden years, village, nostalgia, identity, immigrants, haunted by the past, culture clash, memories, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All Cats Are Grey (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This Belgian drama is about the special bond between father and daughter. Paul is a 46 year old PI. Dorothy is almost 16 and has an identity crisis when she finds out her father isn't her biological father. Her mother won't tell her ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: private detective, obsession, unknown father, teenage life, youth, fatherhood, paternity revealed, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, nightclub, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 3K
Volcano (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guatemala, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: María, a 17-year-old Kaqchikel Maya, lives with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foot of an active volcano. She is set to be married to the farm's foreman. But María longs to discover the world on the other side of the mountain, a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, youth, poverty, pregnant teenager, pregnancy, volcano, mother daughter relationship, arranged marriage, lower class, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: latin america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 388
In Mom's Head (2007)
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: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, mother and daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 232
1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, college graduate, family relations, young lovers, romance, small town, fall in love, island, social relations, family problems, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%