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What Will People Say (2017)
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What Will People Say (2017)
Original name: Hva vil folk si
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha's parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents' culture.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: boyfriend, double life, pakistani, family relations, family values, teenage girl, reputation, social services, journey, forced marriage, police, abduction, corruption, female nudity, teenager, dancing, party, snow, mathematics, corrupt cop, crooked cop, lie, bus, father daughter relationship, airport ...
Place: pakistan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, touching and disturbing films with plots about teenage girl, family relations, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, teenager, cigarette smoking and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like What Will People Say: A Wedding (2016), Parisienne (2015), In Bloom (2013), Father of My Children (2009), Charter (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Wedding (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Pakistan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.
Style: disturbing, contemplative, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense
Plot: forced marriage, muslim girl, muslim, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, runaway teen, runaway bride, father daughter conflict, fire eater, tradition versus modernity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: belgium
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Parisienne (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself.
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love, immigrants, family, romance, fall in love, teacher student relationship, strong female lead, university, student, infidelity, teenage girl, boyfriend ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, lebanon
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, family relations, civil war, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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Father of My Children (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want: a wife he loves, three delightful children and his dream job - he is a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema, free and true to life, ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, filmmaking, showbiz, family in crisis, couple relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, husband wife relationship, parents and children, relationships, father and daughter ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, italy, sweden
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Charter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a recent and difficult divorce, Alice hasn't seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: custody battle, family relations, family conflict, on the run, abduction, children, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, resort, female director, nightclub, teenage girl ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, single parent, family relations, destructive relationship, human nature, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: fisherman, teenager, children, father daughter relationship, divorced man, father son relationship, family, moral dilemma, family relations, parents and children, storytelling, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Tigertail (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Style: thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, dream, loveless marriage, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship, storytelling, marriage, love, betrayal, family relations, society ...
Place: america
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Bol (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Style: serious, emotional, saga, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: social issues, family relations, life is a bitch, family values, parents and children, strong female presence, feminism, society, death sentence, capital punishment, murder, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, middle east
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34%
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Family Film (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, the film is also unforgettable for its wholly original ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, captivating, sincere, poignant ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lost dog, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, marital crisis, family tragedy, brother sister relationship, shipwreck, survival ...
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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34%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, journey, mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, coming of age, family relations, life is a bitch, bittersweet, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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Virgins (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, beach, sea, mermaid, rumor, teenage life, life is a bitch, poker, seaside, cousin cousin relationship ...
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33%
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Anishoara (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Moldova
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anishoara is a 15 years old girl from a small village in Moldova. Her village is situated in a picturesque valley between rolling hills. Life seems calm but archaic alone with her old grandfather Petru and her little brother Andrei. In summer she ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: village life, teenage life, teenage love, teenage girl, adolescence, first love, life is a bitch, love story, family life, teenager, village, teen romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Small Country: An African Childhood (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable ex-pat neighborhood in Burundi, his ‘small country’. Gabriel is a normal kid, happy, carefree and having adventures with his friends and little sister. Then in 1993, tensions in neighboring Rwanda spill ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: swinger, family relations, genocide, children, birthday, school teacher, election, brother sister relationship, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1992, year 1994, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: africa
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A Big Girl Like You (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Voluptuous and bored, rebellious sixteen-year-old Sabine is interested in sex and clubbing, and not much else. But when she leaves home to move to Paris, she finds herself plunged into a world harsher than she ever imagined, a minefield of ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: grownups, father daughter relationship, coping, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage girl, life, teenager, dance club, female nudity, sister sister relationship, no panties ...
Place: paris france
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April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, melancholic
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Amin (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amin has come from Senegal to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïcha, and their three children. He leads a solitary life in France, where the only space he occupies is his home and the building sites on which he works. Most of his earnings ...
Style: melancholic, suspense, psychological, thought provoking, touching
Plot: interracial sex, interracial love, infidelity, worker, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), father daughter relationship, female nudity, money, sex scene, interracial romance, interracial relations ...
Place: africa, senegal
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50%
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
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She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, society, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, on the road, politics, life is a bitch, refugees, immigrants, danger, hopes, friendship, society, poverty, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2001
Place: iran, pakistan, afghanistan, turkey, middle east ...
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Twisting Fate (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 17-year-old Claire spends her vacation in South Africa with her family, when a tragic accident takes the lives of her parents and younger brother. By a stroke of luck, Claire survives, but finds herself alone, far from home in a country where ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: loss of family, female protagonist, teenager, teenage girl, death of mother, teenage runaway, runaway teen, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, adventure, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
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33%
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The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, moving, female director, drug dealer, teenager, debt, unfaithful husband, drugs ...
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Deadly Influencer (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman commits murder to keep her classmates' social media careers under her thumb. After killing a popular friend, she turns her sights on a new girl, but the girl's mother suspects the truth and will fight to protect her daughter.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Plot: tradition, countryside, female protagonist, campfire, cave, fight, teenage girl, fire, motorcycle, fireworks, prostitution, sheep ...
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Though only 14 years old, May is selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favours her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she is certain will be the desired male progeny. But trouble is ...
Style: suspense, psychological, touching, unusual plot structure, rough ...
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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
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, mother and daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Amanda (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old David lives in the moment. He juggles a variety of different odd jobs and continues to put off – just for a while longer – the time to make more serious decisions. This solitary daydreamer succumbs to the charm of Lena, a newly ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: death of mother, little girl, orphan, adaptation, family, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentor, custody, family relations, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, paris france
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