Movies like The Useless Girl

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The Useless Girl (1982)
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The Useless Girl (1982)
Original name: Никудышная
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl considered by everybody as "difficult" is sent to the village to live with her grandfather.
Plot: female director, village, loneliness, old man, destiny, teenage girl, parents, aggression
Place: ussr, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Useless Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde films with plots about female director, teenage girl, loneliness, teenager, female nudity, village and depression mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Useless Girl: Monologue (1973), The Asthenic Syndrome (1989), Team Hurricane (2017), Well, Come On, Smile (1985), Spring (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monologue (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home and stays with him for a period, leaving her daughter with him. ...
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager, grandfather granddaughter relationship, loneliness, scientist
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union
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95%
The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher of epicly indifferent pupils, has got it, and it's not much fun.
Plot: female director, teacher, male nudity, female nudity, depression, loneliness, film within a film
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79%
 6.6
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, female nudity, scandinavian girl, teenager, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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77%
Well, Come On, Smile (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Well, Come On, Smile focuses on a girl who runs from an orphanage. The film presents a sobering depiction of newly built urban environs and addresses formerly taboo problems such as alcoholism.
Plot: grief, mother son relationship, suicide attempt, homesickness, jealousy, female director, alcohol abuse, teenage boy, teenage love, teenage girl, male female relationship, orphanage ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Spring (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Savely and Lelya are leading a quiet peaceful life in a forest reserve, in a small village with a mineral spring, where Savely brought his seriously ill wife. The seemingly routine life can not hide deep and tender love that came a bit too late...
Plot: spring, village, illness, death of husband, sickness, son, husband, wife
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Nude Area (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Poland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Naomi, a fifteen year-old Dutch girl from South-Amsterdam, develops a crush on a beautiful Arabic girl of the same age living in the poor quarters of Amsterdam West. During one magical summer in Amsterdam, the two girls play an emotional chess game ...
Plot: female director, shower, teenager, loneliness, longing, hair, no dialogue, lesbian interest, sauna, female nudity, love, subway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
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Sati (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Uma, a mute Brahmin girl, lives with her uncle's family as she is an orphan. Since Uma has a faulty horoscope which indicate widowhood, the family finds it impossible to get her married off. According to a custom prevalent at the time, Uma is ...
Plot: mute girl, female director, horoscope, destiny, prediction
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: parents, wife, fiancee, student, ex husband, loneliness, engineer, husband, groom, daughter, children, son ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fiela's Child (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The acclaimed drama based on Dalene Matthee´s award-winning novel. "Fiela se Kind" (Fiela's Child) is the story of a white foundling boy that is raised by a brown family. But the childs life changes irrevocably when white census ...
Plot: afrikaans, female director, interracial family, teenage girl, adopted son, reconciliation, broken family
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: neighbor, death, husband, wife, discovery, experiment, brother, director, militia, laboratory, scientist, investigator ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in the north of Argentina. Yolanda, a young girl of Wichi origin, tells in her native language (Wichi Lhämtes), the story of how, as a family maid in a "criollo" home, she has her hair unjustly cut: this is her most particular trait, ...
Plot: female director, birthday, earthquake, teenage girl, dancing, haircut, maid, teenager, church, catholic
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49%
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Suzie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie, a 58 year old depressed taxi driver on the night shift. On Halloween, she finds a 10 year old autistic boy in the back seat of her taxi with 50$ and an address. As Suzie arrived at the father's address, she realizes the mess this family ...
Plot: autism, loneliness, taxi, depression, female director, parenting
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Heat (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Larisa Shepitko's diploma film. An idealistic high school graduate goes to work on a state farm on the Kazakh steppe, only to clash with its authoritarian leader.
Plot: working class, female director, farming, water, generation, peasant, tractor, heat, community, horse, fire
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Last Bread (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Plot: doctor, kolkhoz, militia, village, thief, mechanic, driver
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Burglar (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With a brother dedicated to punk rock stardom at any cost and a drunken father who chases skirt between robotic dancing lessons from the TV, young Senka stands as much chance of nurture as the hero of Truffaut's 400 Blows. The amazing thing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teen angst, alcoholic father, police, concert, generation gap, synthesizer, father son relationship, musician, teenage angst, teenager, rock concert, theft ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 104
Summer Outside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mother, has lost her self-confidence due to an ...
Plot: relocation, coming of age, female director, sexual assault, marital argument, parents
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, abandoned by mother, father daughter relationship, depression, aunt nephew relationship, old woman, nature, mountain, tunnel ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Woman of the Ganges (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case...
Style: avant garde
Plot: female director, frustration, coat, very little dialogue, winter, loneliness, beach, ghost, small town, seaside, voice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, terminal illness, coming of age, female friendship, irresponsible, teenage girl, female protagonist, teenager, sexuality, teenage protagonist, youth, friendship between women ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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32A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She ...
Plot: female director, school, 13 year old, girl, first love, irish, schoolgirl, coming of age, school uniform, breasts, teenage girl
Time: 70s
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lessons at the End of Spring (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young boy loses his innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison during the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime.
Plot: prison, shower, teenager, detention, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of innocence
Place: soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Can Go Through Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brutal assault changes Marieke's life. She leaves her familiar city rhythms for the solitude of a isolated house in the countryside. Her irrational fears on the frozen farm are a constant struggle. As spring's orchestra begins, her ...
Plot: female director, attempted rape, isolation, loneliness, bare breasts, kidnapping, shower, rape, kitten, female nudity, countryside, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: retirement home, forest, sadness, female director, old man, death, tree, nature
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mundane History (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Explores the relationship between Ake, a young man who is paralyzed from the waist down after an accident, and Pun, the male nurse who takes care of him, and of course Ake's father. Ake is at first cold towards his nurse Pun, but as Pun ...
Plot: paralysis, nurse, female director, handicapped, bathtub, male nudity, masturbation, classroom, grass, wheelchair, loneliness, poverty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: village, cultural difference, country girl, alcohol, wine, rehearsal, drinking, musician, string quartet, hospitality, party, farm ...
Place: caucasus, russia, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Lonely Woman (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The first motion picture film by Agnieszka Holland about loneliness, longing for affection, and misfortune. Irena, a postal delivery worker, is struggling with a inadequate housing, a drunk neighbor who wants to take her place, and a heartless boss, ...
Plot: female director, misery, theft, runaway, will, school, loneliness, aunt, pessimism, car accident, murder, poverty ...
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32%
 6.7
 1K
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Collectress (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations ...
Plot: female director, obsession, emotionless
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Teenagers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former athlete runs a camp dedicated to reforming juvenile criminals, a tough job with no quick payoffs.
Plot: female director, reformatory, youth, juvenile delinquency, speedo, gymnastics, nude bathing, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, reform school, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%