Movies like The Useless Girl

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The Useless Girl
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: aggression, parents, old man, loneliness, village, teenage girl
Place: soviet union

Most similar movies to The Useless Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and melancholic films with plots about village, loneliness, old man, teenage girl, mentor, drinking and storytelling mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Useless Girl: Family Circle (1980), Wandering Streams (2010), Garage (2007), The Tale of Iya (2013), Last Bread (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family Circle
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: restaurant, student, secretary, judge, children, single woman, daughter, engineer, loneliness, son, ex husband, parents ...
Place: soviet union
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    User:   85%
 
Wandering Streams
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, drugs/alcohol, golden years, elderly, countryside, buddies, village, aging, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   63%
 
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Garage
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: village, social misfits, small town, friendship, human nature, misfit, parents and children, small town life, gas station, garage, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
The Tale of Iya
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Plot: mini skirt, school uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt, schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, white gloves, man and woman in bed, short skirt, wading in water, japanese girl, sliding door, sailor uniform ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
Last Bread
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Plot: thief, mechanic, village, driver, doctor, kolkhoz
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
Bag Full of Hearts
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: teacher, kolkhoz, daughter, postman, boyfriend, son, mother, village, wife, husband, officer, bulldozer ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
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Man-eater
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Kazakhstan. 1954. Copper mines. Concentration camp. In the center of the plot - a revolt which prisoners raised in protest against the inhuman treatment.
Plot: murder, violence, escape, sadism, prisoner, suicide, investigation, desert, son, riot, cannibalism, helicopter ...
Time: year 1954
Place: kazakhstan, soviet union
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
The Journey of August King
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: slavery, runaway, hopes, morality, freedom, courage, loneliness, master and servant, love, on the run, brutality, in the woods ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
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Meeting Past
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A famous surgeon named Nino, who came to the village, is requested to perform the operation. She recognizes her ex-husband Akia is the wounded person and now her difficult past is there before her eyes: Almaskhan's son Akia raped orphaned Nino. ...
Plot: crying girl, female doctor, orphan, dead father, surgeon, surgery, attempted rape, wound, village, pregnancy, honor, mistress ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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Osama
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, islam, brutality, poverty, childhood, hospital, hidden identity, women, storytelling, death, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, poland, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 7.7
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The North
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, reflective, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, tragedy, on the road, indians, human nature, idealism, genocide, sacrifice, prejudice, parents and children, poverty ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Time of the Wolf
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, storytelling, danger, sacrifice, post apocalyptic, chaos, dysfunctional family, existentialism, life is a bitch, end of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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Return ticket
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five old men and a kid are travelling in a train's cabin without purpose. They travel because it's free and they don't have another place to stay. From their conversations we learn the tragedies of their lives. Also the hidden ...
Plot: suicide, elderly, murder, train, sunrise, dream, homelessness, night, thief, retirement, loneliness, old man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Spring
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: village, spring, wife, husband, sickness, death of husband, son
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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Il dono
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In 1950, the small Calabrian village of Caulonia still numbered nearly 15,000 souls, but there now remain no more than a few hundred. A phlegmatic old man and a young disabled woman are among the last inhabitants who haunt the deserted village. They ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: shaving, old man, loneliness, countryside, landscape, realism, money, bare breasts, photograph, sex
Place: southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
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Majhli Didi
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini ...
Plot: old man, death of mother, village, dysfunctional family, trial, testimony, cruelty, orphan, greed, sister in law sister in law relationship, child abuse, courtroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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Not One Less
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Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, coming of age, poverty, school, children, elementary school, dedicated educator, friendship, childhood, mentor, obsessive quest, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
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    User:   31%
 
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Respiro
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: serious, reflective, melancholic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: island, mental illness, mentally unstable, coming of age, male nudity, magic realism, small town life, relationships, redemption, beautiful scenery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, milan italy, sicily ...
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    User:   35%
 
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Butterfly
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, innocence lost, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, civil war, politics, betrayal, runaway, dedicated educator, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
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Nude Area
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: lesbian, female nudity, lesbian interest, teenager, teenage girl, love, shower, hair, sauna, longing, loneliness, subway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
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Yanco
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a supersensitivity to sounds. His overly astute hearing drives him into the woods and away ...
Plot: child protagonist, playing violin, musical instrument, recluse, pawnshop, minimal dialogue, death, mexican, violinist, mentor, little boy, musician ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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Dying to Dance
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.
Plot: eating disorder, anorexia, ballerina, ballet, jealousy, dancer, food, death, teenager, teenage girl, dancing, fainting ...
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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Brezhnev
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 208 min.
Story: About the last days of Leonid Brezhnev, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He is sick and depressed, but he is still trying to enjoy some pleasures of life. He is hunting, eating, and sleeping a lot. While awake, he is ...
Plot: political leader, cold war era, old man
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
The Christmas Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Christmas Wife is a made-for-cable television drama based on a story by Helen Norris. An aging and recent widower, not wanting to spend his first Christmas alone, responds to an ad in the newspaper which reads: "You are not alone. We make ...
Plot: loneliness, old man, widower, christmas, cabin, companion, secret, christmas dinner, music box, weekend, married woman, old woman ...
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Starlight Hotel
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, Kate (Greer Robson) is a 13-year-old girl living on New Zealand's South Island. When her mother dies and her father is offered a job in Wellington on North Island, Kate is sent to live with an aunt. The girl runs ...
Plot: runaway, aunt niece relationship, coming of age, farm, older man younger woman relationship, death of mother, on the road, outlaw, barn, loneliness, husband wife relationship, small town ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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Pastorale
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, farmer, city country contrast, farm, fishing, hospitality, drinking, wine, rehearsal, musician ...
Place: russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
Monsieur Ibrahim
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, coming of age, self discovery, father son relationship, jewish, religion, depression, death, prostitution, islam, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, new jersey, persia, greece, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
I'm Going to Change My Name
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
Plot: urban decay, absent mother, snail, butterfly, death wish, sparrow, coming of age, laptop, poetry, loneliness, internet, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
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Reign Over Me
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, family, depression, 9/11, death, mental illness, drinking, buddies, hospital, dealing with death, psychiatry, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
 7.3
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Few of Us
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slow, dialogue-free film about a woman's journey in Siberia.
Plot: village, horse riding, snow, drinking, violence, cigarette smoking, female nudity, knife, shot to death, blood, drunk, touching breasts ...
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
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