Movies like The Girl

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The Girl (2012)
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, social problems, money raising, family problems, society, haunted by the past, immigrants, custody, introspection, single parent, family in crisis, smuggling, poverty, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, illegal immigration, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mexican american border, loss of son, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa

Most similar movies to The Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family in crisis and single parent mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Girl: About Sunny (2011), Steel City (2006), California Solo (2012), Now or Never (2014), Marussia (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 290
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, family relations, drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, society, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 511
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: police, blue collar, busboy, tattoo, family in crisis, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, hopes, couple relations, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: estrangement, deportation, haunted by the past, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, immigrants, down on your luck, society, introspection
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 253
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family problems, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crimes, parents and children, society, family relations, unemployment, heist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.2
 75
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: society, immigration, childhood, misfit, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, immigrants, family in crisis, single parent, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburbs, family problems, family relations, suburban life, unfulfillment, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 826
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, danger, family in danger, power relations, escape from reality, family relations, haunted by the past, urban, self control, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 11K
The Forger (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, family relations, going straight, family problems, heist, parents and children, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, child illness, terminal illness, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, single father, dealing with death, family in crisis, babies and infants, parents and children, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, death in the family, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: gloomy, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, misfit, introspection, society, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 484
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, small town, coming of age, redemption, life is a bitch, estrangement, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, eviction, race against time, urban, family relations, survival, ex athlete, family problems, realism, parents and children, coping, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 713
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, redemption, unemployment, estrangement, haunted by the past, society, family relations, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, rich and poor, down on your luck, life is a bitch, child illness, human nature, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto, petty criminal, family problems, family life, family in crisis, hopes, urban ghetto life, crimes, life is a bitch, single parent, youth, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 5K
Hellion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: motocross, social worker, family relations, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, family problems, custody, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 1K
Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, starting over, american dream, misfit, society, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: kids in trouble, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, single parent, family relations, eviction, working class, society, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, family relations, starting over, custody, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, rivalry, family in crisis, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 1K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: college student, college, low lives, family relations, society, moral dilemma, urban, human nature, youth, self discovery, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 644
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: overdose, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, introspection, social relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: custody, coming of age, teenage girl, custody battle, life is a bitch, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, manipulations, family in crisis, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family life, family problems, family relations, hopes, parents and children, mental illness, starting over, custody, woman in underwear, psychologist, depression, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 328
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, single parent, youth, family relations, communication problem, misfit, society, moral dilemma, family problems, nursing, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 790
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: gloomy, touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bus, rivalry, youth, isolation, single parent, drug abuse, family problems, teenage life, small town life, dysfunctional family, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, family problems, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, sexual abuse, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 678
Scalene (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: disability, rivalry, parents and children, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, vengeance, mentally challenged, figment, family relations, misfit, crying, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 227
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: gloomy, touching, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, society, urban, youth, crimes, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, working class, juvenile delinquency
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 439
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: missing child, chases and races, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes, family relations, obsession, injustice, confined, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 589
A Way of Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vandalism, immigrants, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, interracial relations, family problems, family relations, uncontrollable, kids in trouble, social relations, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%