Movies like Viktoria

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Viktoria (2014)
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Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, bleak, gloomy
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, political unrest, single parent, life turned upside down, politics, motherhood, disorder, communism, coming of age, strong female presence, childhood, female director
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria

Most similar movies to Viktoria

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Viktoria: Nobody Owns Me (2013), The Kid (2015), Mommo (2009), Absence (2014), Quitters (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Kid (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: His mother has left and Gonzalo doesn't know why. How he is taking care of his little infant sister all alone, though he himself is barely ten years old. Neighbours help and try to figure out what should be done with the two children. Like old ...
Style: rough, sincere, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, child as adult, siblings relations, family relations, realism, parents and children, family problems, youth, single parent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, estrangement, death in the family, brother sister relationship, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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59%
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Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, small town, starting over, hopes, love and romance, dishonesty, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, favoritism among siblings, money raising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
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56%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, family in crisis, family problems, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, child as adult, rebellion, family relations, youth, single parent, realism, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family problems, family relations, family, single parent, family in crisis, life is a bitch, poverty, mother daughter relationship, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 39
Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, youth, family in crisis, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, loss of virginity, twentysomething life, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, kids in trouble, starting over, family life, haunted by the past, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, entertaining
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, parents and children, single parent, youth, crimes, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, financial problem, teenage boy, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, child in peril, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
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The Staple of News (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: family life, love affair, single parent, coming of age, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, siblings relations, working class, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: france
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
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Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, pets, escape from reality, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: tense, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, on the road, family problems, bittersweet, siblings relations, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, family in crisis, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
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Place: norway
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35%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, urban ghetto, society, urban ghetto life, family problems, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
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35%
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, bittersweet, dishonesty, single parent, youth, buddies, ghost, hopes, unfulfillment, human nature ...
Time: 90s
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35%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, working class, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, introspection, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
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Time: 50s
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
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32%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
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My Father and My Son (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
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