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, swimming pool, waitress, parent child relationship, father son relationship, bear trap, kite

Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Happy People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, sincere, serious and realistic films with plots about father son relationship, parent child relationship, waitress, male nudity, sex scene, swimming pool and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Happy People: The Terrorist Next Door (2008), The Bite (1966), Love Me (2013), The Time of the Hunt (1972), Model Shop (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: terrorist, al qaeda, drinking, bomb, father son relationship, embarrassment, waitress, public humiliation, counter terrorism, u.s. canadian border, father figure, terrorism ...
Place: canada
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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: gigolo, voyeurism, waitress, japanese woman, sick mother, prostitution, erotica, sexploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, young couple, dance studio, absent father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, waitress, dancer, motorcycle, unemployment, father daughter relationship
Place: oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, father son relationship, rape, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: machismo, hunter, waitress, redhead, sexism, moose, striptease, stalking, hunting, forest, storytelling, drinking ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: architect, model, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, repossession, actress, military draft, one day, unemployment
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Northern Light (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A drama based around a boxing school owner and his son.
Plot: male bonding, father son relationship, dancing, swimming pool, competition, fight, sex scene, medical examination
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Once Upon A Time In Indian Country (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A wild genre mix between a boxer film, urban western, road movie and music video, set at end of the summer holidays in a drab neighborhood in the outskirts of Hamburg suburbia. Young boxing talent Mauser is preparing for a pivotal competition when ...
Plot: male objectification, coming of age, pool party, swimming pool, father son relationship, boxer, offscreen killing, father son conflict
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: alcoholic, guitarist, waitress, commitment, vietnam war, inner city, house painter, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, vietnam war veteran, teenage girl, mansion ...
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sex, love, journalist, young adult, city, sexual attraction, parent child relationship, community, female friendship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, love, mountain, quest, gay, generation, father son relationship, friend
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last ...
Plot: lawyer, rape, fire, trial, statutory rape, regret, abuse, swimming pool, family crisis, party, father son relationship, mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Vanessa (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While waiting for the train to pass (Bennet), an out-of-town businessman notices a destitute girl (Vanessa), freezing in the cold. Suspecting that she will throw herself under the train, he takes the girl with him to a nearby restaurant for a warm ...
Plot: pimp, teenage girl in swimwear, tank top, waitress, abusive stepfather, street kid, teenage girl in underwear, forced prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, incestuous desire, father son relationship, father son reunion, crab, knife held to throat, aunt nephew relationship, father son estrangement, older woman younger man sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, scrabble, sneakers, husband wife relationship, book, uncle, pet dog, pregnant wife, diary, death, house on fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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What We Have (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What We Have is is the tale of Maurice, a prisoner of his past who is unable to connect with the people in his new Northern Canadian small town, a community that is only too ready to welcome this European misfit into their arms.
Plot: gay teenager, tutor, flashback, gay lead character, gay, actor, male nudity, swimming pool, swimming
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, world war one veteran, beer, father son relationship, airplane, travel, small town
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fools Die Fast (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story set in the 1950s about two people who find a way out of their respective problems through the love they develop for one another.
Plot: tattoo, mysterious stranger, male female relationship, pornography, false accusation, knife, waitress, captive, stranger, tied up, movie camera
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 teenager, gay, parent child relationship, teenage boy, argument, swimming pool, brother brother relationship, seduction, homosexuality, arrest, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Feed Me with Your Words (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to perfect his research, Robert travels to Italy, where he meets an unusual homeless man. Overwhelmed and confused by the unexpected encounter with that mysterious man, Robert begins to follow him and disappears without a trace...
Plot: disappearance, estranged family member, parent child relationship, homeless man, research, skinny dipping, father son relationship, missing person, pubic hair, brother brother relationship, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, architect, boy, workaholic, family relations, torment, family life, couples, disorder, family problems, abandoned, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Style: emotional
Plot: female scientist, parent child relationship, faith, scientist, science, female protagonist, father daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Plot: medical examination, deaf, parent child relationship, boy, father son relationship, fight, trial, scolding, therapy, embarrassment
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pizza und Marmelade (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Florian is a successful up and coming architect. However, when the firm goes bust, his life changes drastically. He has to take a job in a pizza place and move to a cheap and run down area of town. But not all is bad. He also learns that ...
Plot: pizzeria, architect, loss of job
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Good Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his mother's death, 17-year-old Sven moves in with his dad Achim, a taxi driver, who had divorced his mother several years earlier. It is not easy for Achim to get used to an adolescent around the house, especially since Sven hardly ...
Plot: pedophilia, parent child relationship, taxi driver, sex scene, smoking in bed, father son relationship, camera, shower, female nudity, masturbation, male nudity, embarrassment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wajib (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, France, Colombia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After years abroad in Italy, Shadi returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his ...
Plot: parent child relationship, palestinian, dog hit by a car, funeral, death, cigarette smoking, telephone call, christmas, father son relationship, kiss, wedding invitation, animal bite ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sexual, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rave, slacker, young lovers, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, urban, lifestyle, introspection, one-night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 558
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: elderly, humble, small town life, small town, obsession, retiring, social relations, working class, society, aging, workplace situations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: survival, hospital, beach, menarche, sexual awakening, survivor, island, precociousness, puberty, girl man relationship, maturity, friendship ...
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: street art, painting, parent child relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, painter, gallery, sex scene, open marriage, estranged son, revenge, artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%