Movies like Little Secret

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Little Secret (2016)
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Little Secret (2016)
Original name: Pequeno Segredo
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Little Secret is a film with three interlocked stories all connected by a single secret that converge to reveal the tragic yet beautiful lives of three families and how hope, dreams and destiny can unite people from very different parts of the world.
Plot: amazon, children, hiv, adoption
Place: new zealand, brazil

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Most similar movies to Little Secret

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films with plots about children, society, hospital, family relations, male nudity, storytelling and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Little Secret: Chico Xavier (2010), No Child of Mine (1993), Foster Child (2007), VIPs (2010), The Dark Horse (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: religions or cults, mystery, society, charity, spiritualism, faith, religion, medium, clergy, writer's life, supernatural, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 60s, 70s, 20s ...
Place: brazil
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No Child of Mine (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop her daughter signing away her down syndrome grandson for adoption. Based on a true story.
Plot: adoption, down syndrome, family feud, stethoscope, surgical mask, medical, medical mask, hospital, disability, surgeon, surgical gown
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71%
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Foster Child (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are a poor urban family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned ...
Plot: adoption, alley, toilet, children, shower, foster child, urination, foster home, slum, orphanage, hotel
Place: manila philippines
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60%
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VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: crimes, escapades, dishonesty, ambition, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, mistaken identity, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, forgery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, drug use, female nudity, teenage prostitute, sexual relations, phone sex, youth, human nature, innocence lost, erotica, call girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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54%
The Dark Horse (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: chess, mental illness, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, power relations, mentally unstable, compassion, friendship, father son relationship, teaching, mentor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new zealand
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54%
300 Miles to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
Plot: truck, social worker, communism, children, brother brother relationship, hospital, teenage boy, escape, father son relationship, sewing machine, little boy, throwing a rock ...
Place: denmark, poland
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53%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, book, writer's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, profanity, strong female presence, sexual content, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
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53%
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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, youth, rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, juvenile delinquency, ambition, society, unfulfillment, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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51%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, society, parents and children, peasant, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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51%
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Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: sentimental, motivational, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, survival, missing child, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, rags to riches ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, kolkata, melbourne, melbourne australia
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51%
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Mapplethorpe (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
Style: based on true events
Plot: photographer, hiv, lgbt, bdsm, obscenity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ends with biographical notes, ends with historical notes, aids, hotel, gay interest, fame ...
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49%
Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, West Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl from the countryside goes to the city of Belém to take part in the Círio de Nazaré celebrations. Led to prostitution, she wishes to move to the wealthiest Southeast region of Brazil. In a dance club, she meets a truck driver that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: environmental destruction, forest, deforestation, prostitution, truck, truck driver, poverty, ecology, amazon
Place: brazil
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48%
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I Remember (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.
Plot: bare breasts, large breasts, uncircumcised penis, ejaculation, memory, peeping tom, erection, oral sex, bathtub, boy, children, masturbation
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Awakening of Annie (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lovely orphan Annie is wandering St Tropez when she meets a mysterious photo-journalist, who convinces her to pose nude for him on the luscious beaches. Proud of her work as the photographer’s muse, Annie agrees to travel to Brazil with him to ...
Plot: amazon, nudist camp, watching sex, simulated blow job, shaved labia, male full rear nudity, nudist, shot in the stomach, threatened with a knife, cunnilingus, attempted rape, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, brazil
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We're So Young (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The young Renato Russo has no time to lose: dreams of being a rock star. But it's still early. He needs to study, teach English, reassure parents, enjoy the class, heal pain of love and especially who pack touch your band. Abortion Electric to ...
Plot: music, singer, friendship, punk band, coming out, band, brazilian, guitarist, friend, teacher, kiss, listening to music ...
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Aarhus by Night (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A biographical drama from writer and director Nils Malmros in which reality is mixed with childhood memories.
Plot: cynicism, hospital, children, film within a film, fear, dream, nightmare, desire, autobiography, memory, morgue, prank ...
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Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, village, lottery, money lender, child abuse, school, literacy, family relations, city
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41%
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Hans Staden (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to survive he tries to convince the Indians that he is not ...
Plot: captive, gay, held captive, cannibal, ship, amazon rainforest, new world, colonization, latin american history, brazilian history, female nudity, body paint ...
Time: 16th century
Place: brazil
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39%
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Heritages (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman ...
Plot: children, filmmaking, emigrant, beach, ruins, photograph, school, archive footage, family relations, family photograph, boat, refugee ...
Time: 2000s
Place: ottoman empire, paris france, france, lebanon, beirut lebanon
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39%
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, life is a bitch, single parent, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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38%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: support group, dedicated educator, idealism, human spirit, against the odds, society, teenage life, hopes, teachers and students, child abuse, children, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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37%
Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil.
Plot: musician, brazilian, composer, fictional biography, virginity, cellist, saxophonist, time, childhood, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), flashback ...
Time: 1890s, 1950s, 1940s, 1900s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, paris france, brazil, new york
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36%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, missing person, uncover truth, injustice, political intrigue, political unrest, price of justice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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35%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: death of daughter, terminal illness, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, nurse, little girl, hospital, death of child, memory, brother sister relationship, italian opera ...
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35%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: invisibility, society, female director, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, ottoman empire, south america
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34%
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, lyrical, touching, talky ...
Plot: pop star, singing, dancing, suit and tie, performer's life, cultural icon, star, choreography, stage, archive footage, fan, untimely death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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34%
My Brother's Keeper (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: crying man, publicity, surgery, doctor, smoking, sister sister relationship, crying woman, hospital, speech, fundraiser, lawsuit, aids ...
Place: baltimore, new york
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34%
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The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: captivating, rough, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, refugee camp, self sacrifice, survival, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: sudan, usa, kenya, kansas, africa ...
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32%