Movies like Katie Says Goodbye

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Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
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Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life requires, she encounters a young ex-convict named Bruno. Katie quickly falls in love, much to the dismay of Bruno’s coworkers at the local auto body shop. As a relationship with Bruno begins to form, the delicate harmony of their small town slowly begins to fall into disarray.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sincere, sentimental, sexy
Plot: waitress, love at first sight, prostitution, poverty, alcoholic mother, single mother, mother daughter relationship, love, first love, female nudity, violence against women, hitchhiking, trailer home, working class, nude girl, fired from the job, employer employee relationship, sex in car, coming of age, trailer park, rape, prostitute, auto mechanic, quitting a job, ex convict ...
Place: san francisco, arizona

Most similar movies to Katie Says Goodbye

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, sincere and psychological films with plots about mother daughter relationship, family relations, friendship, coming of age, female nudity, poverty and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Katie Says Goodbye: Sara (2014), The Florida Project (2017), About Sunny (2011), Much Loved (2015), The Street Where We Live (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sara (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Journalist Sara has just spent four months completing an in-depth investigation piece. Her editor-in-chief, afraid of offending powerful politicians and business moguls, refuses to run it. Sara’s boyfriend, who works for the same magazine, chooses ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prostitute, child sexual abuse, prostitution, coming of age, journalist, female journalist, journalism, social problems, private investigation, investigative journalist, intrigue, crime solving ...
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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Much Loved (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A social drama about four marginalized prostitutes in Marrakech and their complex relations with their families and society at large.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: humiliation, sex, child prostitution, prostitute, teenage daughter, debauchery, estranged mother, violence against women, mother daughter relationship, muslim, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, north africa
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The Street Where We Live (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: poverty, working class, social problems, family in crisis, crisis, life is a bitch, family, family relations, money problems, mother son relationship, financial problem, fired from the job ...
Place: ohio, midwest
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Daughters of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amangol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani) is the eldest daughter in a poor rural family. To help support them, her head is shaven and begins work as a boy named Aman in an isolated carpet weaving shop. The girls who work there are beaten by the owner, as is ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental
Plot: friendship, secret, love, exploitation, impostor, employer employee relationship, disguise, mother daughter relationship, death of mother, death, friend, face wound ...
Place: iran
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: support group, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, post war, female protagonist, single mother, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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31%
Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: workplace romance, interracial relations, restaurant, fighting the system, workplace, social differences, love and romance, society, hopes, social relations, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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All About Nina (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: affair, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, stand up comedian, romance, love, introspection, self discovery, friendship, female director, cigarette, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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29%
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: autism, parents and children, moral dilemma, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, single parent, youth, child illness, family problems, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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She Walks (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An illegal Chinese immigrant and her teenage daughter are held captive in their home after a stranger breaks in.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, prostitution, lifestyle change, mysterious stranger, family relations, mysterious man, family problems, illegal prostitution, mystery, social problems, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
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28%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
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Pin Cushion (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bullying, first love, peer pressure, mental illness, desperation, sexual awakening, teenage girl, single mother, misfit, teenage protagonist, coming of age ...
Place: england
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28%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited ...
Place: texas
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28%
Daughter of Mine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, secret, birth mother, conflict, child, money problems, church, husband wife relationship, female objectification, family relations, little girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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28%
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Chicken (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage boy, first love, brother brother relationship, farm, coming of age, caravan, teenager, learning disability, couples, friendship, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
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Nowhereland (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, compassionate
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, sex trafficking, underage, mother daughter relationship, drug use, teenage girl, violent man, abusive boyfriend, life is a bitch, human trafficking, youth ...
Place: los angeles
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Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, hopes, drug abuse, addiction, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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26%
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Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, classmate classmate relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, female protagonist, teacher student relationship, best friend, classmate, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager ...
Place: paris france
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26%
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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, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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26%
The Chosen Ones (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, teenage girl, following someone, emotional blackmail, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, teenager, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tijuana mexico
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25%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, young heroes, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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25%
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: carpenter, single mother, poverty, heart attack, social services, working class, welfare, friendship, public health, compassion, self discovery, immigrants ...
Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain, united kingdom
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25%
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Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, introspection, working class, poverty, unwanted pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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25%
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Sugar Kisses (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nacho, a 13 year old boy, crosses the threshold of adolescence trying to find his place in life in all the wrong places: a dysfunctional family and a social setting that is corrupt and violent. Can the purity of first love survive the darkest ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: teenage love, mother daughter relationship, first love, bullying, forbidden love, mother son relationship, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, coping, gang, brother brother relationship, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Place: mexico city
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24%
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: realism, unemployment, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, desperation, snitch, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
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24%
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Pleasure (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Netherlands, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20-year-old Bella Cherry leaves the small town life in Sweden for Los Angeles with the aim to become the worlds next big porn star but the road to her goal turns out to be bumpier than she imagined.
Style: captivating
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, seductress, sexploitation, sex worker, teenage prostitute, porn industry, female nudity, ambition, seductive woman, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Place: sweden, los angeles, eastern europe
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23%
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Juanita (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana - where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, touching, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, female nudity, culture clash, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, family, friendship, hopes, escapades ...
Place: usa
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23%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, crimes, drug abuse, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, down on your luck, factory, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, provence
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22%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, teenage life, society, single parent, youth, elderly, social misfits, river, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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22%