Movies like Ladybird Ladybird

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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
 7.5
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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, thought provoking, serious, emotional, harsh, intense, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, love, children, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, hopes, family problems, society, custody, single parent, rivalry, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, down on your luck, temperamental, family, social services, drinking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, california

Most similar movies to Ladybird Ladybird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, storytelling, mother son relationship, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Ladybird Ladybird: All or Nothing (2002), Nil by Mouth (1997), Wonderland (1999), Liam (2000), Bread and Roses (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, parents and children, injustice, family problems, society, family relations, couples, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, realism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sincere, serious ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, urban, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, sin, anti semitism, domestic violence, unemployment, rich and poor, down on your luck, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, youth ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, labor union, janitor, immigrants, politics, working class, boss and employee, siblings relations, life is a bitch, society, obnoxious boss, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, guatemala, mexico city, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 33K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, social worker, jealousy, family secret, working class, funeral, loneliness, party, photographer, reconciliation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, starting over, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional character, family in crisis, life is a bitch, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, legal, life is a bitch, custody, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, father daughter incest, teenager, teenage life, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: train, coma, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, small town, family relations, power relations, social relations, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 2K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, prostitute, drug abuse, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, birthday, heroin, waitress, drug addiction, baby ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, neighbor, dog, christmas lights, rocking chair, youth, human nature, understanding, gem, urban, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 6K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, christmas, parents and children, human spirit, fighting the system, family problems, job seeking, hopes, life is a bitch, parents separation, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: biting, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, family values, family life, take over, family problems, family relations, worn out, society, inheritance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, infidelity, abortion, dysfunctional family, human nature, lovers reunited, introspection, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, single parent, terminal illness, death in the family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 135K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, parenthood, against the odds, single parent, lawyer, custody, social worker, birthday, judge, neighbor, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 42K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
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, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, oedipus complex, sexual relations, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, anti conformity, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, year 2010, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 99K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, social misfits, poverty, fear, aids, physical appearance, parents and children, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, disintegration, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, musician, singer, marriage, dysfunctional family, custody, nanny, struggle, separated, negligence, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, abortion, pregnancy, rape, injustice, women's prison, tailor, miscarriage, police, female protagonist, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, melbourne australia, burma, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, disability, teenage life, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, family reunited, single parent, reunion, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 1K
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: social worker, village, orphan, adoption, family problems, hopes, parents and children, single parent, family relations, orphanage, adopted son, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, family business, obsession, dealing with death, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, introspection, haunted by the past, family life, family problems, family relations ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 988
Hollow Reed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, custody, gays and lesbians, single parent, society, against the odds, courtroom drama, gender, rivalry, legal, fighting the system, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, family problems, parents and children, human nature, introspection, society, urban, dysfunctional family, suicide, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, cleveland ohio, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, racism, social decay, unemployment, misfit, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 1K
Family Life (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, schizophrenia, social misfits, mentally unstable, misfit, human nature, society, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%