Movies like Girlfriend

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Girlfriend (2010)
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: friendship, impossible love, life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, hopes, society, misfit, human spirit, social relations, down syndrome, mother son relationship, friends, family relations, mentally challenged, unemployment, dealing with death, small town, wooing, unfulfillment, female nudity, poverty, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gas station, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Girlfriend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, family relations, society, life is a bitch, friendship, single parent and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Girlfriend: Shirley Adams (2009), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Harrison Montgomery (2008), Between Us (2009), Firelight (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, family relations, introspection, single parent, family problems, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, romance, society, soldier, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, lifestyle, friendship, follow your dream, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, crimes, family problems, buddies, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, serious
Plot: human spirit, starting over, american dream, working class, society, family relations, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 548
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, reach out, society, hopes, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 3K
Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, friends, hopes, unfulfilled love, friendship, society, college graduate, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, couples, single parent, friendship, eccentric family, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 654
I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: looking for love, family relations, single parent, human nature, love and romance, destructive relationship, social misfits, unfulfillment, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, human spirit, social misfits, hopes, youth, high school, society, misfit, win over, follow your dream, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 152
Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, human spirit, love and romance, self discovery, elderly, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, hopes, destiny, starting over, redemption, parents and children, romance, love and romance, human nature, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 302
Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, human spirit, hopes, society, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, store, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, family problems, disability, addiction, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, parents and children, family life, elderly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, street kid, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, netflix
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, environmentalism, heroic mission, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, obsessive quest, terminal illness, society, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, hopes, workplace, fish out of water, life is a bitch, village, petty job, workplace situations, misfit, immigrants, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 352
Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, impossible love, estrangement, family life, couples, solace, romance, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, love and romance, introspection, human nature, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.1
 732
Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, clergy, society, family relations, unemployment, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 931
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: high school, against the odds, family problems, child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, family relations, rehabilitation, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, social differences, love and romance, love affair, life is a bitch, missing person, couple relations, friendship, conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 518
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, clever ...
Plot: americana, family relations, culture clash, society, pregnancy, love and romance, road not taken, coming of age, bittersweet, youth, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, friendship, small town, factory, human spirit, starting over, lifestyle, family relations, hopes, society, human nature, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, friends, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, impossible love, romance, hopes, couple relations, immigrants, love and romance, fall in love, society, introspection, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 426
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, introspection, misfit, hopes, small town life, scout, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 100
Octavia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, society, misfit, captivity, confined, youth, friendship, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, lawyer, death, suicide, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: family life, friendship, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, buddies, bittersweet, rivalry, legal, unfulfillment, legal action, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ghent, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: college, redemption, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, college life, homecoming, starting over, bittersweet, small town, mother son relationship, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%