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Close-Knit (2017)
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Close-Knit (2017)
Original name: 彼らが本気で編むときは、
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transgender girlfriend, who create a loving home for her.
Plot: transsexual, uncle niece relationship, female director, japanese girl, trans woman, school, student, lgbt, gay slur, child protagonist, knitting, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, retirement home, nurse, dementia, lgbtqi, flashback, short haired female, absent parent
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sincere, captivating, psychological and emotional films with plots about transsexual, female director, mother daughter relationship, lgbt, gender, family relations and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Close-Knit: Schoolgirl Complex (2013), Pretty/Handsome (2008), Lola (2019), In a Year with 13 Moons (1978), Drunktown's Finest (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Schoolgirl Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At an all female high school, a senior of the radio club becomes fascinated with the club's newest member. As graduation nears and the summer heat rises, so does the sexual tension between the girls.
Style: unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: lesbian teen, lesbian, lesbian couple, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, japanese girl, japanese teenager, crush, high school, japanese school, lgbtq, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Pretty/Handsome (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: transsexuality, transsexual, lgbt, trans woman, club, birth, husband wife relationship, party, ultrasound, gynecologist, father son relationship, pregnancy ...
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Lola (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just when Lola, 18 years old and transgender, learns that she can finally have surgery, her mother, who is her only financial support, passes away. Abiding by her mother’s last wishes, Lola and her father, who are permanently in conflict and have ...
Style: road movie
Plot: transsexual, death of mother, lgbt, estranged father, sea, paint, funeral, family photograph, father daughter conflict, hospital, flashback, gas station ...
Place: belgium
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In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, slaughterhouse, gender bending, self discovery, introspection, obsession, couple relations, adoption, unfulfilled love, hopes, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Drunktown's Finest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual - search for love and acceptance.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: transsexual, native american, native american reservation, life is a bitch, relationship problems, social problems, indigenous people, indian reservation, native americans, female director, navajo
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, broker, female director, poverty, marijuana, pot smoking, cigarette smoking, transsexual, pawnshop, auto repair, smoking weed, theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, teenager, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, lesbian relationship ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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60%
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Solanin (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: death of boyfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, road accident, coming of age, unemployment, rock music, unfulfillment, music band, friendship, society, couples, part time job ...
Place: tokyo
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, family drama, sexuality, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Cowboys (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: transsexual, lgbt child, lgbt, mental health, father son relationship, separated parents, runaway, wilderness, family relations, family problems, relationships, gender ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, transvestism, estrangement, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl, born in a boy's body, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.
Style: based on true events, sentimental, thought provoking, lgbt cinema, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, ballerina, gender identity, father daughter relationship, sexual desire, ballet school, first sexual experience, self mutilation, male nudity, teenager, school, self harm ...
Time: 2010s
Place: antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Woman Inside (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet decides to undergo a sex change operation in the 1970's. Canadian / American production.
Plot: vietnam veteran, transsexual, surgery, shower, new identity, sexual identity, vietnam war veteran, gender, gender bending
Place: vietnam
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, disorder, youth, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, child protagonist, sexual identity, friendship, gender bending, family relations, youth, lgbt child, cross dressing, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
It Gets Better (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Inspired by the It Gets Better Project this documentary film follows the stories of three real-life subjects who are at unique impasses related to their identities as gay or transgender people.
Plot: lgbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, bullying, teenager, homosexual, acceptance, tolerance, transsexual, hopes
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Koepek (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ordinary day in the megacity of Istanbul: Ten-year-old Cemo sells paper tissues in the streets, Hayat is controlled by her husband and transsexual Ebru sells her body. All three have a secret love and they do everything that satisfies their ...
Style: anthology, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: transsexual, social criticism, social problems, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, society, tragic love, life is a bitch, city life, urban setting, social issues, multiple storylines ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hope (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.
Plot: school, racist, racial tension, death of friend, mother daughter relationship, dancing, aunt niece relationship, nuclear threat, intergenerational friendship, racial issues, racism, dance teacher ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Woman's Way (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: transsexual, prostitute, incest, starting over, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, lifestyle, gender, parents and children, jail, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 75
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 ⇓
41%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, prison, juvenile delinquent, domestic violence, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, marital abuse, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
Plot: education, school, female director, children
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Navarasa (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film revolves around the story of a young girl Shweta (P. Shwetha) taking her first steps towards adulthood. Ready for the adventure, the thirteen-year-old is upbeat, however soon discovers that every night, her uncle Gautam (Kushboo) transforms ...
Plot: festival, lgbt, transsexuality, customs, gay, ceremony, fortune telling, talking to the camera, teenager, masquerade, television studio, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Just Charlie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Football star Charlie has the world at her feet. With a top club desperate to sign her, her future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Raised as a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father's ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, psychological, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: transvestism, lgbt child, gay, lgbt, depression, father son relationship, secret, discrimination, soccer, football, friendship, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.
Style: atmospheric, touching, humorous, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: pets, cat, introspection, single woman, satire, dream, haunted by the past, hopes, life turned upside down, disorder, singleness, small business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
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So Pretty (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four young queers in New York City struggle to maintain their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980s German novel "So schön" by Ronald M. Schernikau.
Style: contemplative, psychological, captivating, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: transsexual, polyamory, sexuality, protest, bisexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), trance, female nudity, male nudity, gays and lesbians, gay love, escapades ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: baseball, school, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, sport team, rivalry, disability, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 121
The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, cinema, film reel, mother daughter relationship, torture, flashback, mask, father daughter relationship, film within a film, skull
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, mother daughter relationship, flash forward, teenage girl, abandoned by mother, father daughter relationship, depression, aunt nephew relationship, old woman ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bullying, father daughter relationship, east asian woman, runaway child, terminal illness, bathhouse, japanese school, dead mother, cancer, japanese woman, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%