Movies like The Best Little Girl in the World

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The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
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The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her bickering parents must put aside their differences to help her recover before her condition kills her.
Style: psychological, sincere, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, teenage life, school, youth, family relations, misfit, parents and children, hopes, elderly, physical appearance, human nature, unfulfillment, power relations, bulimia, doctors and patients, teenager, disease, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, starvation, mother daughter relationship, compassion, teen angst ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The Best Little Girl in the World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, hopes, teenage life and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Best Little Girl in the World: Go Ask Alice (1973), My Skinny Sister (2015), Sharing the Secret (2000), For the Love of Nancy (1994), Hunger Point (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, runaway, cocaine, heroin, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, rape, lsd, marijuana, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 70s
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My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: anorexia, family relations, child illness, mental illness, siblings relations, sisterhood, family problems, youth, kids in trouble, parents and children, strong female character, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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100%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, bulimia, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family life, mental illness, family relations, physical appearance, obsession, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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66%
For the Love of Nancy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.
Style: disturbing, psychological, touching, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: anorexia, college, eating disorder, police station, parents and children, physical appearance, teenage life, mental illness, fighting crime, youth, society, starvation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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65%
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Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, physical appearance, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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63%
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, family in crisis, sexual abuse, mental illness, doctors and patients, healing power, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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43%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, split personality, love and romance, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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42%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, starting over, hopes, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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39%
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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38%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, debate, court hearing, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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33%
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, estrangement, social misfits, teacher, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, daydreamer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
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33%
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: courtroom, retirement home, legal, fighting the system, single parent, golden years, aging, misfit, love and romance, elderly, legal action, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, corporal punishment, child rape, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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30%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, misfit, social misfits, win over, youth, society, hopes, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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30%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, elderly, misfit, youth, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
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29%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, power relations, family relations, doctors and patients, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, family in crisis, parents and children, domestic disturbance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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29%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, youth, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, one more chance, redemption, parents and children, fear of commitment, estranged father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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29%
All Fall Down (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, womanizer, adolescence, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
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28%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, sexual abuse, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, spirituality, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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28%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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28%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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27%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, stranger, christian propaganda, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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27%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, germany, norway, berlin germany ...
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27%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, hopes, tragic hero, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, youth, society, family problems, disability, small town life, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
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26%