Movies like Ghosts

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Ghosts (2005)
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Ghosts (2005)
Original name: Gespenster
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the meantime, Francoise is picked up at a psychic department of a Berlin hospital by her husband, Pierre. After seeing Nina, Francoise believes that she has found her kidnapped daughter Marie, but neither Toni nor Pierre believe her. Nina is unsure about what to think...
Plot: unsociability, children's home, lgbt, casting, diary, identity, french, lesbian interest, security camera, friendship, lesbian kiss, loss of son

Most similar movies to Ghosts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about friendship, male nudity, lgbt, female nudity, coming of age, cigarette smoking and youth mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ghosts: The State I Am In (2000), Transit  (2018), Barbara (2012), The Magic Box (2002), This Summer Feeling (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With 1970s Germany in the background, this film depicts the story of a family from the “R.A.F. Terrorist” group and their search for a normal life and their inner self.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: chases and races, raf, coming of age, fugitives, puberty, parent child relationship, surfer, underground, unsociability, becoming an adult, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
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95%
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Transit  (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and ...
Plot: identity, consulate, fake passport, deaf mute, welding, mute, stolen identity, train ride, deaf, hiding, soccer ball, asthma ...
Place: marseille, paris france
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56%
 7.2
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, doctor, iron curtain, small town, fascism, doctors and patients, visa, lover, confined, society, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Magic Box (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview yet
Plot: french, dysfunctional family, brothel, projectionist, circumcision, marital problem, screenwriter, father son relationship, kiss, sex, van, flash forward ...
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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This Summer Feeling (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sasha, a French woman of thirty, dies suddenly in Berlin. Her Fiancé, Lawrence, and her sister Zoé, must come to terms as the consequences of this shock set in.
Plot: friendship, psychology, female nudity, death, cigarette smoking, beach, male nudity, concert, sex scene, drawing, cat, hospital
Place: berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Life after all (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: La vie quand même (LIFE AFTER ALL) is another film in a series collectively called 'Tales from the Orphanage'. The story is simple on the surface (children coping with the sudden loss of parents), but in the hands of writer Sophie Tasma ...
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, funeral, kitchen, birthday, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, extramarital affair, card playing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adultery, flowers ...
Place: china, canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Party Is Over (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Despite their differences, Celeste and Sihem quickly become inseparable. The common will to get out of drugs seals their fusional friendship. This will be as much a force as an obstacle when, transferred from the center that welcomes them, they find ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, 19 year old, woman in underwear, taking a bath, female nudity, drugs, bare breasts, male nudity, cigarette smoking, female protagonist, bathtub ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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We (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A summer trip to Berlin offers a fleeting glimpse into the lives of the country's youth in this vibrant, character-driven drama from director Martin Gypkens. When twentysomething Florian arrives in town to pay a visit to long-lost pal Pit, the ...
Plot: friendship, becoming an adult, young people, unhappiness, male nudity, high school friends, coming of age, homosexual, homosexuality, gay kiss, gay, filmmaker
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his ...
Plot: coming of age, lgbt, german, lesbian interest, male nudity, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, gay son, gay friend, gay brother, gay athlete, reconciliation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, flat, factory worker, female friendship, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
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Buddies (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Buddies is a 1985 American drama film. It is the first film to deal with the AIDS pandemic, preceding the television movie An Early Frost (also released in 1985). Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., who would die of complications from AIDS two years ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, hiv, lgbt, aids, gender, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, buddies, politics, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Just Charlie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Football star Charlie has the world at her feet. With a top club desperate to sign her, her future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Raised as a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father's ...
Plot: lgbt, soccer, grandmother granddaughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, sister sister relationship, child protagonist, discrimination
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Linda comes to the big city in search of fun and excitement. What she finds is exploitation and abuse at the hands of a succession of sleazy guys. Searching for love, she enters into a lesbian relationship with a beautiful countess, discovers ...
Plot: nymphomaniac, diary, lesbian, suicide, stripper, clinic, doctor, sex, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, prostitute, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 59
Alice (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alice has deeply buried feelings and memories for her sister Manon who is about to be married. During their childhood the two sisters were extremely close not only emotionally, but also sexually. With news of the wedding the pain of the past ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian interest, incest overtones, lesbian incest, sister sister relationship, jealousy, wedding, flashback, incest, breasts, orgasm, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, immigrants, couple relations, couples, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, looking for love, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Contrainte par corps (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Frenchwoman Claire, resting with her friend on an island in the Mediterranean Sea, becoms the victim of harassment by the local police commissioner Castes. Accused for disturbing public order, and then in the drug trade, she gets to the ...
Plot: vacation, corruption, nightmare, island, prison, beach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity, women's prison, handcuffs, violence, wrongful conviction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Top Girl or la déformation professionnelle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Helena, 29, a single mother with an 11-year-old daughter, is a moderately successful actress who earns a living as an escort in the sex industry. Her relationship with her own mother, a singing teacher, is tense, and she’s also increasingly ...
Plot: female nudity, pubic hair, male nudity, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Days Between (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lynn (22) lives with her brother in Berlin. There she enjoys the advantages of family life, without really feeling involved in it. She does not have any precise aim in life, but manages to awaken the interest of many people with her direct and ...
Plot: sign language, nude swimming
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Chasing Pavement (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Chasing Pavement stars Remy Mars as Elijah Young, an 'urban' porn star who is preparing to leave the adult entertainment industry and start a new career as a chef. His new roommate, Takeshi, played by Tokio Sasaki, is a Japanese immigrant ...
Plot: lgbt, roommate roommate relationship, obsession, roommate, male nudity, immigration, porn star, text message
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bareback ou La guerre des sens (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A cinephile meets on a beach in Ramatuelle his favorite filmmaker. He proposes to film the painful adventure that is just live. The two men will knit the scenes, each in its own way. The filmmaker keeps pushing the project, arguing that the chuting ...
Plot: lgbt, nude beach, male nudity, skinny dipping
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Friend of Mine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, opposites attract, airport, car race, stewardess, couples, friends, unfulfilled love, love and romance, disorder, wild ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, barcelona spain, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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Girls Lost (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kim, Bella and Momo are three fourteen-year-old girls who discover a fantastic flower with magic qualities: by drinking its nectar they are transformed into boys and they enter a new world. At first they enjoy their newly found freedom, but soon ...
Plot: lgbt, gender identity, coming of age, based on a novel, friendship, rape, bullying, friendship between girls
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 56
Salut Victor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friendship between two old men becomes love. Slightly-unkempt, tired, and frail, Philippe Lanctot moves into a rest home. The administrator says she wants him to be happy, but that seems far from his mind: he's waiting to die. Then, into his ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexual, old man, retirement home, gay father, gay parent, homosexuality, gay lead character, gay, gay relationship, closeted homosexual, coming out ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, haunted by the past, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 209
Pepperminta (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Pepperminta is an anarchist of the imagination. She lives in a futuristic rainbow villa and according to her own rules. Colors are the young woman's best friends and strawberries are her pets. She knows the most amazing remedies to free people ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, optimism, hopes, youth, against the rules, fall in love, rebellion, society, young at heart ...
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gay, love triangle, boarding school, gays and lesbians, friendship, politics, french, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 2K
In Between (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and ...
Plot: feminism, islam, lgbt, sea, female friendship, arab, cocaine, fiancee, young woman, telephone conversation, nightclub, muslim ...
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 159
Cold as Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A female detective investigates the case of a young mother whose infant left behind has died.
Plot: female detective, lesbian interest, abandoned baby, investigation, beach, female nudity, solitude, child murder investigation, smoking, sex scene
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 37
Welcome Home (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, childhood friend, teenage boy, male nudity, youth, friendship between boys
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Plot: lgbt, birthday party, lgbt teen, mother daughter relationship, friendship between men, crying man, apology, crying, prayer, friendship, birthday, swimming pool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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