Movies like The Secret Life of Happy People

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The Secret Life of Happy People (2006)
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The Secret Life of Happy People (2006)
Original name: La vie secrète des gens heureux
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Élevé par des parents parfaits dans une banlieue proprette, frère cadet d'une fille à qui tout réussit et flanqué d'un ami tombeur, le pauvre Thomas se sent bien ordinaire. Alors qu'il tente désespérément de terminer ses études en architecture avec succès, le jeune homme rencontrera Audrey, une belle ténébreuse qui lui donnera des ailes. Évidemment, le bonheur n'est jamais simple et la vie peut être parfois cruelle...
Plot: architect, waitress, swimming pool, parent child relationship, kite, bear trap, father son relationship

Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Happy People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, sincere, realistic and serious films with plots about parent child relationship, waitress, father son relationship, love, coming of age, female nudity and architect mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Happy People: Love in a Fish Bowl (1993), The Bite (1966), The Book of Love (2016), Model Shop (1969), The Homefront (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love in a Fish Bowl (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waitress Saara meets handsome journalist Joni, and soon moves in to live with him. Joni tries his best to satisfy Saara sexually but, disturbed by violent lesbian fantasies, she is unable to experience orgasm. Trying to cope with the situation, ...
Plot: waitress, sexual identity, frigidity, young adult, sex, love, journalist, wedding, restaurant, female friendship, city, sexual attraction ...
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95%
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The Bite (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Koichi is a gigolo who is paid by a madame to seduce and have sex with various women while she and her clients secretly watch. He doesn't like what he's doing, but he needs the money to take care of his seriously ill mother. One day ...
Plot: waitress, voyeurism, gigolo, japanese woman, sick mother, prostitution, sexploitation, erotica
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84%
The Book of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After tragedy strikes Henry and Penny, he befriends a tenacious young girl and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the ...
Plot: architect, raft, scavenger, pregnant woman, pregnant, house on fire, pet, quitting job, sneakers, scrabble, husband wife relationship, death ...
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83%
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Model Shop (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). George spends his ...
Plot: model, infidelity, architect, repossession, military draft, extramarital affair, adultery, one day, actress, unemployment
Time: 1960s
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81%
Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales, where she finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.
Style: humorous, colourful, melancholic, witty, talky ...
Plot: waitress, hotel, introvert, seaside town, sleepwalking, restaurant, seaside, relationships, love, coming-of-age, coming of age, loneliness ...
Place: mine, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: house painter, alcoholic, vietnam war, guitarist, inner city, commitment, waitress, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, ex soldier, girlfriend, mansion ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
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70%
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Love Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Maria is a troubled and lonely girl who falls in love with the grounded and patient Adam. He is the first boyfriend to treat her nicely, but Maria struggles with her past and the relationship with her dad, who left her when she was ...
Plot: road trip, parent child relationship, motorcycle, unemployment, absent father, dance studio, father daughter relationship, young couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancer, waitress
Place: oslo norway
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65%
Dead of Summer (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman left alone in Morocco by her architect husband begins to lose her mind.
Style: twist ending, psychological
Plot: architect, suicide attempt, colonialism, black maid, female voyeur, blow up doll, clinic, police inspector, crime scene, reconstruction, tape recorder, wife murders husband ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: social relations, small town, aging, obsession, small town life, working class, workplace situations, elderly, society, humble, retiring
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Water Child (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 12-year-old girl finds herself stranded on a lonely Caribbean island with a 20-year old retarded man in this sensitively rendered Canadian drama from Quebec. Emile and Cedrine are first seen during their rescue in which both are nearly in a coma. ...
Plot: girl man relationship, adoptive father adopted son relationship, beach, friendship, flashback, friend, mother daughter relationship, girl, husband wife relationship, rescue, coming of age, island ...
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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58%
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Nuit #1 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clara and Nikolai meet at a sweat-soaked rave and end their night at his apartment. The first part of the film is an erotic and candid portrait of their lovemaking. When Clara tries to sneak out without saying goodbye, this typical hookup takes an ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: slacker, rave, young lovers, battle of the sexes, one-night stand, conversation, urban, introspection, sexual relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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58%
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: About a notorious Connecticut convicted rapist.
Plot: serial rapist, rapist, parent child relationship, rape, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Good Riddance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small rural town in the Quebec Laurentians, Michelle lives in an isolated house with her mentally-challenged brother Guy and her 13 year old daughter Manon. Together the three of them survive by running a small firewood business and ...
Plot: parent child relationship, girl, jealousy, single mother, death of brother, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, brother sister relationship, accidental death, pregnancy, firewood, lower class ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Plot: waitress, prostitution, love at first sight, trailer park, coming of age, alcoholic mother, violence against women, first love, quitting a job, poverty, prostitute, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Gift of Miracles (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pragmatic PhD candidate must let go of her logic when she finds a list of items to give away written by the late mother she never knew. With the encouragement of her enthusiastic new mentor, she attempts to return everything on the list and begins ...
Plot: science, female scientist, parent child relationship, faith, scientist, female protagonist
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52%
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La capture (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: dance, gun, violence, blood, father daughter relationship, abduction, old woman, dysfunctional family, animal
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51%
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A Kid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Matthieu, a 33 year old Parisian who finds out that the father he never knew has died and decides to go to his funeral in order to meet his two siblings in Quebec. But once in Montréal, he realizes that nobody is aware of his existence or even ...
Plot: phone ringing, alternative medicine, violent man, brother brother conflict, daughter, lake, fish, piano, taxi, unknown father, twin sisters, hugging ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montreal quebec, canada
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51%
The Terrorist Next Door (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization inspired by the real-life events surrounding the recruitment and capture of Ahmed Ressam - aka the "Millennium Bomber". Ressam was convicted of smuggling a bomb into the United States as part of an Al Qaeda plot to blow up ...
Plot: bomb, father son relationship, public humiliation, waitress, drinking, counter terrorism, al qaeda, border crossing, terrorist, u.s. canadian border, embarrassment, terrorism ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: small town, parent child relationship, family, mother daughter relationship, braless, trailer park, nipples visible through clothing, prostitution
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The hour of Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Theo goes looking for someone who can tell him about his dad and the person he loved. His quest leads him into the Alps, where George has been living as a recluse for ten years. As they meet, the two men start to make sense of their lives.
Plot: parent child relationship, father son relationship, gay, quest, generation, mountain, friend, love
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Time of the Hunt (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Willy, Richard, and Lionel, three blue-collar friends from Montreal East, leave the city and travel to the countryside for a weekend of hunting. Richard's wife forces him to bring along his young son, Michel. For these men, hunting represents ...
Plot: moose, striptease, stalking, weekend, hunter, hunting, machismo, forest, sexism, violence, motel, redhead ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession, the ensuing investigation reveals that he has had sexual contact with an older man. Discovering his sexual encounter, other students start shunning him and call for his expulsion from school. His ...
Plot: coming out, gay son, parent child relationship, gay, abusive father, high school teacher, first gay sexual experience, gay stereotype, bullying, gay teacher, teacher student relationship, gossip ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Last Year as a Loser (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Špela graduated in Art History and has never had a steady job. Unlike her two best friends, who have moved out of Slovenia years ago with no plans to return, she is determined to stay in Ljubljana. When even her longtime boyfriend gets a job abroad ...
Plot: pot smoking, struggle, waitress, job seeking, break-up, coming of age, education, job
Place: slovenia
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44%
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Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Plot: parent child relationship, family, father son relationship, father son estrangement, incestuous desire, father son reunion, aunt nephew relationship, knife held to throat, crab, older woman younger man sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Archipelago (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An architect witness the brutal massacre by the police of an anti-government meeting and escapes to a remote archipelago.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: massacre, architect, dissident, police, dying, fear, death, flashback, money, murder, pursuit, professor ...
Place: santiago chile
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42%
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Menorca (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A hedonistic soccer mom embarks on a strange journey of self-discovery, seeking to reconnect with her estranged son by returning his pet rock back to the island of Menorca, Spain.
Plot: strip club, hitchhiking, extramarital affair, parent child relationship, male nudity, female protagonist, undressing, pubic hair, female nudity, lighting a cigarette, drinking from the bottle, wrapped in a towel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, ...
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, travel, airplane, father son relationship, world war one veteran
Time: 1920s
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41%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, boy, architect, parents and children, life turned upside down, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, disorder, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Man (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Simon is the king of the Danish art scene - eccentric, successful, wealthy, with a beautiful wife and a young mistress. Life is beautiful, until the day his unknown son Casper turns up and attracts all the attention. It turns out that Casper is the ...
Plot: parent child relationship, painting, artist, father son relationship, estranged son, street art, open marriage, gallery, sex scene, revenge, painter, female nudity ...
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41%
A Fantastic Woman (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.
Style: lyrical
Plot: death of lover, waitress, singer, loss, women, love, loss of loved one, church, hospital, nightclub, affair, cremation ...
Place: chile, south america
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41%