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
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, goldfish, dancing in the street, youth, suicidal, friends, misfit, interracial relations, hopes, social differences, society, couples, social misfits, introspection, coming of age, loss of friend, unlikely couple, therapist, death wish, child, cat, cancer, death, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 sentimental films with plots about friendship, youth, friends, society, hopes, family relations and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Hedgehog: Darker Than Midnight (2014), Face (2002), Hadewijch (2009), Max & Lenny (2014), Sisters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: society, gender, parents and children, social misfits, friendship, misfit, youth, friends, family relations, coming of age, lgbt, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, love and romance, friendship, human nature, coming of age, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, hopes, human nature, friendship, clergy, society, religious faith, muslim, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 41
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: hip hop, ambition, friends, family relations, immigrants, hopes, siblings relations, music, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.3
 187
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: single parent, coming of age, introspection, family problems, godparent, self discovery, dysfunctional family, youth, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 7K
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: captivating, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, singing, girl, peer pressure, innocence lost, best friends, gender, society, feminism, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.4
 794
Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, introspection, family problems, teenage love, losing-it hero, danger, youth, coming of age, estrangement, solitude, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, human nature, introspection, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, immigrants, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, friends, coming of age, society, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, platonic, petty job, social relations, friends, exile, workplace, poet, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, touching
Plot: friendship, mental illness, golden years, hopes, starting over, self discovery, elderly, friends, painting, alzheimer's disease, drawing, euthanasia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, hospital, child illness, terminal illness, youth, make believe, wrestling, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, human spirit, parent child relationship, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.5
 162
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, hopes, nothing goes right, countryside, self discovery, family relations, friends, life turned upside down, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, romantic, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, life turned upside down, transvestism, death of wife, femininity, loss of friend, love, new life, family relations, deception, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, youth, young lovers, society, urban, social differences, couples, terminal illness, hopes, fall in love, love affair, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, asia, cambodia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 323
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, on the run, starting over, family problems, in the woods, friends, parents separation, forceful separation, family relations, parents and children, best friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, human nature, youth, midlife crisis, hopes, unfulfillment, friends, family relations, friendship, drinking, party, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: psychological, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, village, faith, youth, breakup, teenage life, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.6
 296
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, hopes, friendship, master and servant, introspection, society, social differences, family life, family relations, friends, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 196
Ruby Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elderly man's innocent friendship with an eight year old girl is tarnished by the assumptions of a community when the little girl goes missing.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: working class, haunted by the past, fall in love, friendship, family relations, cooking and food, friends, starting over, youth, single parent, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 1K
Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, fish out of water, misfit, social differences, society, school, bar, friendship, single parent, youth, elementary school, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 514
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, americana, human nature, urban, misfit, society, self discovery, workplace, workplace situations, romance, unfulfilled love, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 516
Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, power relations, friends, family relations, social differences, urban, youth, rich and poor, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.4
 2K
Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, friendship, soccer, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, urban, family problems, youth, single parent, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, coming of age, siblings relations, countryside, family relations, life turned upside down, forceful separation, rebelliousness, boy, summer, teenage boy, brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, domestic violence, city life, obsessive quest, urban, friendship, escapades, danger, youth, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teenage love, coming of age, love, teenage life, fish out of water, disorder, culture clash, youth, friends, impossible love ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1982 ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Our Day Will Come (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, ...
Style: gloomy, offbeat, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: crossbow, physical appearance, misfit, introspection, discrimination, society, teaching the ways of the world, misfit partners, life is a bitch, violence spree, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, lifestyle, family in crisis, social misfits, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, family life, family problems, follow your dream, hopes, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, social differences, belly dancing, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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