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CrissCross (1992)
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CrissCross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job.
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, monastery, single parent, crimes, youth, on the road, drug dealing, restaurant, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, family life, human spirit, dysfunctional family, family problems, rescue, down on your luck, kids in trouble, boy, teenager, money, hotel, pilot, striptease, drugs ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family and single parent mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like CrissCross: LUV (2012), Almost a Woman (2002), A Father's Choice (2000), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Snow on tha Bluff (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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LUV (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Over the course of one day, a shy 13-year-old forms a bond with his troubled uncle.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, odd couple, orphan, danger, life is a bitch, manhood, boy, youth, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
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95%
 5.8
 141
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, single parent, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
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91%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, dealer, filmmaking, introspection, crimes, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, stoners, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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86%
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, youth, juvenile delinquent, parents and children, teenage life, friends, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s
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83%
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 367
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, crimes, aging, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, coming of age, crime gone awry, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, life is a bitch, single parent, confined, danger, hopes, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: emotional, bleak, psychological, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, bittersweet, crime, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family life, human nature, family in crisis, heist, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, touching, emotional
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: diner, on the run, murder, suburbs, on the road, crimes, domestic disturbance, crime, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
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Wanda (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wanda, after a string of abusive relationships, abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal (Michael Higgins).
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, feminist film ...
Plot: on the road, bar, family relations, travel, thief, feminism, social misfits, heist, introspection, redemption, human nature, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, parents and children, custody, couples, family problems, death of child, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: bar fight, strip club, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life, prison life, friendship, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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62%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family, isolation, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations, kids in trouble, family problems, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
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60%
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Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, working class, debt, abusive father, theft, money, teenage life, redemption, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, womanizer, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, adolescence, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Son of the Shark (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family relations, kids in trouble, siblings relations, family life, orphan, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, female director, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, survival, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, race against time, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, family in crisis, society, down on your luck, unemployment, parents and children, plan, danger, bankruptcy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, orphan, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, boarding school life, family problems, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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