Movies like The Girl from Nowhere

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The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
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The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
Original name: La Fille de nulle part
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife’s death and occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and puts her up until she recovers. Her presence brings something new to Michel’s life, but gradually the apartment becomes the site of mysterious happenings.
Style: contemplative, surreal, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, introspection, hopes, paranormal phenomena, mysterious girl, ghost, loneliness, supernatural power, nudity (full frontal - brief), religion, death, reincarnation, hallucination, indoor, female nudity, orphan, bible, older man younger woman relationship, spiritualism, girl, retirement, blood, seer, atheist, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to The Girl from Nowhere

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and captivating films with plots about introspection, hopes, self discovery, female nudity, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) and ghost mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Girl from Nowhere: The Exterminating Angels (2006), Man at Bath (2010), 1001 Grams (2014), Children's Play (2001), Winter in the Blood (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Exterminating Angels (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: François, a French director, is conducting a rather unorthodox casting. He tries to understand how women desire and especially how they get pleasure. But by getting too close to their fire, he hasn’t sensed the Angels coming.
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, intimacy, dishonesty, sexual abuse, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, love triangle, filmmaker, transgression, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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95%
 5.0
 913
Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: emotional, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, sex scene, gay, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens on a water-skiing accident - a girl (Délie) drives a speedboat and pulls a young man (Stan). They are both challenging their own limits when a crash occurs... Stan wakes up from a coma after this serious accident, to find out that ...
Style: contemplative, experimental, bleak, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, disorder, self discovery, human nature, hopes, village, mad scientist, gun, ambulance, airport, car driving, airplane ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 1K
1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, dull life, frustration, scientist, seminar, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural, children, family in danger, ghost, deadly, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, family problems, siblings relations, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, crimes, deadly, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, humiliation, loneliness, party, dull life, losing-it hero, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Our Day Will Come (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, partners, misfit, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, discrimination, teenage life, physical appearance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, dark, tense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, family relations, supernatural, deadly, parents and children, haunted house, ghost, black cat, death, evil spirit, paranormal activity, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 9K
The Hedgehog (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, introspection, child, death wish, social differences, hopes, youth, little girl, family relations, restaurant, 11 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 146
The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, opposites attract, clergy, hopes, introspection, faith, priest, seduction, death of father, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), bad singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 449
Blur (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Artist Adrian Jonas toils in preparation for the biggest gallery opening of his career. The creative process takes Adrian deep into the depths of his mind, where he begins to experience premonitions of a terrible fate that awaits his beloved Iliana. ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: premonition, artist, danger, mystery, changing the past or future, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, paranormal phenomena, party, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, hopes, youth, clergy, society, religious faith, praying, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar trances, Claudia confronts horrible visions of Andrea, a ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, isolation, mentally unstable, confined, deadly, supernatural, vengeance, mental institution, uncover truth, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Vanishing Point (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau and is certain that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The further she explores this the more Professor Jean Dussart - for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mute or deaf, power relations, obsessive quest, teachers and students, couples, mystery, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture, riddles and clues, language barrier, auction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, brussels belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 857
A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, theater, introspection, cinema, society, love and romance, looking for love, optimism, hopes, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, youth, society, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, introspection, memory loss, life turned upside down, accident, funeral, death, school teacher, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 227
The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 3K
Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, disability, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, pilgrimage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nothing Personal (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, friendship, human nature, freedom, drifter, solitude, on the road, loneliness, estrangement, travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 28
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, introspection, hopes, dancer's life, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 2K
On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, addiction, self discovery, couples, religions or cults, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, introspection, redemption, islam, religion, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 9K
Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: tragedy, countryside, paranormal phenomena, ghost, death, evil spirit, danger, isolation, fear, pursuit, moving, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, estrangement, human nature, doctors and patients, introspection, life is a bitch, lifestyle, therapy session, psychoanalyst, female nudity, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, no dialogue, nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, sleeping, hopes, social misfits, urban, society, unfulfillment, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%