Movies like The Girl in the Book

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The Girl in the Book (2015)
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The Girl in the Book (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a young writer's transformation when her past invades her present.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: aspiring writer, book, secret, job, journal, party, betrayal, female protagonist, one night stand, friendship, love and romance, female director, writers, blonde, restaurant, birthday, teenage girl, best friend, pregnant woman, sexual harassment, self destructing, girl, father daughter relationship, birthday party, friend ...
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, society, love and romance, youth, couples and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Girl in the Book: She's Lost Control (2014), X/Y (2014), Another Woman (1988), All the Beautiful Things (2014), The Citizen (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, sexual content, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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81%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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79%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, best friends, betrayal, human nature, reunion, righting the wronged, unsupportive friend, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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59%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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56%
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, drugs, teenage boy, coming of age, depression, death threat, romance, love, couples, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 955
Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, materialism, infidelity, lifestyle, ambition, business, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, company ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chocolate City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.
Style: realistic, entertaining, psychological, captivating
Plot: newcomer, brother brother relationship, strip club, job offer, secret, male stripper, novice, dancer, friendship, performance, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 202
Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, homecoming, human nature, introspection, love and romance, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, social relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, love affair, missing person, social differences, friendship, couple relations, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: amusement park, mental illness, friendship, friends, theme park, bittersweet, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, self discovery, alcohol abuse, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 851
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, introspection, redemption, betrayal, dishonesty, machismo, friendship between men, death of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 228
Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, thesis, book, college, moving, career, society, social misfits, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, girl, teenage girl, loneliness, coming of age, lesbian, teacher, teenager, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, transsexuality, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 223
@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, teenage life, parents and children, youth, best friends, family relations, cyberspace, high school life, computers and web, false identity, socially awkward, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, betrayal, love and romance, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
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From the Head (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Underneath Times Square, there's a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club's bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting ...
Style: talky, realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, nightclub, workplace situations, wisdom of life, stripper, sex show, loneliness, strip club, adult virgin, nudity (full frontal - brief), toilet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 737
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, crumbling relationship, love and romance, sexual content, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.8
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, friendship, infidelity, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” Lara can hardly believe what the doctor has just told her. The 25-year-old spends her nights hanging around Berlin with best friend Nora, having lost interest in her architectural studies long ago. She has ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, tragedy, female friendship, party girl, twentysomething life, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, couples, fall in love, best friends, love, friendship, escapades, revenge, youth, love and romance, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, love affair, social decay, teenage life, small town life, parents and children, haunted by the past, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
35%