Movies like The Hedgehog

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The Hedgehog (2009)
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The Hedgehog (2009)
Original name: Le hérisson
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy janitor and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, goldfish, dancing in the street, youth, suicidal, friends, misfit, interracial relations, hopes, social differences, society, couples, social misfits, introspection, loss of friend, coming of age, therapist, death wish, unlikely couple, child, cat, cancer, death, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to The Hedgehog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and contemplative films with plots about youth, society, friendship, friends, hopes, family relations and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Hedgehog: Tomboy (2011), A Simple Heart (2008), Darker Than Midnight (2014), Sworn Virgin (2015), Hadewijch (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sexual identity, transsexual, friendship, gender, gender bending, youth, family relations, child protagonist, dishonesty, society, self discovery, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
 6.6
 301
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, hopes, family relations, social differences, master and servant, unfulfilled love, power relations, friends, family life, servant, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, friends, family relations, friendship, social misfits, coming of age, youth, gender, misfit, society, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 954
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, hopes, disorder, introspection, gender, sexuality, strong female presence, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, discrimination, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.7
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, self discovery, hopes, clergy, human nature, youth, friendship, society, religious faith, muslim, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, friends, coming of age, single parent, culture clash, youth, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family life, rebelliousness, danger, terrorism, political unrest, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, israeli palestinian conflict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 191
Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, single parent, youth, introspection, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family problems, obsessive quest, self discovery, godparent ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: realistic, sexual, contemplative, touching, serious ...
Plot: college, youth, culture clash, society, lifestyle, interracial relations, social differences, couples, love and romance, romance, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: virginia, france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: contemplative, sentimental, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: youth, misfit, society, unfulfilled love, friends, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, unfulfillment, love and romance, immigrants
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, couples, culture clash, youth, society, terminal illness, interracial relations, social differences, romance, life is a bitch, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 2K
Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, friendship, youth, danger, family problems, obsessive quest, escapades, innocence lost, coming of age, friends, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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Girlhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, peer pressure, coming of age, against the rules, street gang, society, dull life, teenage life, innocence lost, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, love affair, gender, couples, human nature, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 43
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: music, follow your dream, siblings relations, friends, family relations, friendship, immigrants, hopes, teenage life, hip hop, urban, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, old woman, society, urban, buddies, friends, adolescence, family drama, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, society, friendship, youth, volleyball, high school student, rivalry, social differences, social relations, friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, terminal illness, child illness, wrestling, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human spirit, youth, make believe, nurse, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The New Girlfriend (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.
Style: psychological, touching, erotic, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, life turned upside down, transvestism, femininity, loss of friend, death of wife, new life, love, deception, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, boarding school, teenage love, hopes, culture clash, friends, immigrants, social misfits, disorder, impossible love, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1988 ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: cynical, realistic, contemplative, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, rich and poor, estate, infidelity, hopes, destiny, couples, society, down on your luck, dishonesty, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Vincent, Fran?ois, Paul and the Others (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, adoption, infidelity, factory, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, society, idealism, friendship, teachers and students, family relations, youth, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: self discovery, opposites attract, culture clash, couples, social differences, infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, village, faith, religions or cults, bittersweet, hopes, love and romance, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, master and servant, countryside, couples, mute or deaf, danger, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, school, ghost, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete and trainer, youth, athlete's life, life is a bitch, football, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: serious, contemplative, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, misfit, youth, religious, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, parents and children, unlikely couple, teenage life, family problems, introspection, single parent, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: teenage life, best friends, culture clash, youth, fish out of water, friendship between girls, friendship, coming of age, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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