Movies like The Girl 2012

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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, custody, immigrants, 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.
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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: sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: urban, society, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, family relations, working class, single parent, family problems, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: police, tattoo, blue collar, busboy, family relations, redemption, working class, introspection, society, family life, couples, family problems ...
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: estrangement, introspection, society, haunted by the past, music, down on your luck, life is a bitch, musician's life, immigrants, deportation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, unemployment, heist, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, family in crisis, down on your luck, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, down on your luck, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, immigrants, family in crisis, misfit, single parent, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, redemption, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, suburbs ...
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: gloomy, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lifestyle, urban, self control, danger, family in danger, family problems, haunted by the past, power relations, escape from reality, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: single father, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, dealing with death, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, death in the family, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, human spirit, misfit, society, introspection, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south 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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, redemption, coming of age, small town, addiction, family in crisis, homecoming, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: job seeking, parents and children, coping, down on your luck, life is a bitch, survival, family problems, ex athlete, realism, family in crisis, chases and races, urban ...
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family relations, starting over, human nature, society, family problems, job seeking, unemployment, redemption, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, rich and poor, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, going straight, criminal heroes, child illness, terminal illness, heist, family problems, parents and children, single parent, family relations, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ 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: sincere, talky, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: petty criminal, society, urban ghetto, family relations, urban ghetto life, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, family in crisis, youth, single parent, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, parents and children, family relations, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, rivalry, life turned upside down, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ 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, parents and children, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family problems, custody, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, realistic
Plot: society, american dream, starting over, petty job, family relations, human spirit, hopes, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, immigrants, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, kids in trouble, single parent, youth, eviction, working class, society, suburbs, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, serious
Plot: college student, city life, crimes, parents and children, family in crisis, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, social misfits, youth, college, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, introspection, social relations, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, overdose, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, death in the family, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, hopes, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family life, starting over, custody, woman in underwear, psychologist, swimming pool, sister sister relationship ...
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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, communication problem, family relations, nursing, mentally challenged, family problems, society, moral dilemma, misfit, social misfits, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
Plot: bus, drugs/alcohol, social relations, single parent, isolation, drug abuse, youth, alcohol abuse, society, working class, vengeance, life turned upside down ...
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: realistic, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family relations, sexual abuse, incest rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ 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: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, disability, rivalry, mentally challenged, family relations, figment, sexual abuse, vengeance, misfit, university student, 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, realistic, touching, serious, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, urban, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, crimes, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency, working class
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: missing child, parents and children, chases and races, family relations, family problems, kidnapping, injustice, society, obsession, confined, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vandalism, interracial relations, down on your luck, immigrants, parents and children, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, society, custody, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, society, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%