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, death wish, therapist, 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 emotional 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), Max & Lenny (2014), Girlhood (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: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, coming of age, gender, parents and children, social misfits, society, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 251
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, coming of age, love and romance, family life, friendship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: follow your dream, immigrants, music, siblings relations, friendship, hip hop, hopes, ambition, urban, society, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, singing, girl, peer pressure, teenage life, innocence lost, best friends, feminism, society, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: godparent, family problems, self discovery, youth, single parent, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 2K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, human nature, society, self discovery, youth, clergy, friendship, hopes, religions or cults, parisian suburb, koran, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, friendship, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, hopes, friends, couples, introspection, gender, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, coming of age, misfit, society, friendship, unfulfillment, immigrants, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, social relations, poet, exile, village life, immigrants, life is a bitch, social misfits, hopes, friends, petty job, platonic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, golden years, hopes, elderly, mental illness, self discovery, friends, starting over, drawing, euthanasia, painting, alzheimer's disease
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, disorder, family problems, couples, friends, family relations, life turned upside down, countryside, self discovery, breakup, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: gloomy, offbeat, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, unfulfillment, love affair, urban, young lovers, society, social differences, interracial relations, unlikely couple, terminal illness, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: touching, realistic, stylized, sincere, serious
Plot: friendship, hopes, best friends, breakup, youth, on the run, family problems, parents and children, starting over, in the woods, forceful separation, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: human nature, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, hopes, youth, midlife crisis, couples, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, invasion, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, village, faith, religions or cults, breakup, youth, self discovery, clergy, teenage love, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, power relations, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, master and servant, hopes, society, introspection, social differences, friendship, family life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: death in the family, teenage life, haunted by the past, friendship, dealing with death, fall in love, love and romance, golden years, starting over, single parent, youth, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, mischievous children, parents and children, teachers and students, society, misfit, social differences, single parent, youth, elementary school, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: workplace situations, city life, immigrants, romance, unfulfilled love, youth, self discovery, workplace, social misfits, restaurant, friendship, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
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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, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, soccer, coming of age, friendship, single parent, youth, urban, lifestyle, city life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, power relations, friends, family relations, rich and poor, hopes, youth, society, urban, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: youth, family relations, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, countryside, coming of age, forceful separation, siblings relations, boy, friendship, teenager, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle, misfit, society, family problems, couples, teenage life, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, domestic violence, friends, urban, youth, danger, friendship, city life, escapades, obsessive quest, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, coming of age, boarding school, teenage love, love, teenage life, friends, society, introspection, impossible love, misfit, immigrants ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1990 ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: offbeat, gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: crossbow, on the road, partners, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, self discovery, youth, misfit, society, discrimination, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, drugs/alcohol, misfit, lifestyle, urban, high school life, society, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, sexual, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: college, youth, self discovery, opposites attract, society, lifestyle, social differences, couples, culture clash, love and romance, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: france, virginia, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, down on your luck, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Wandering Streams (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: drugs/alcohol, friends, countryside, buddies, couples, looking for love, aging, friendship, village, love and romance, looking for sex, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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