Movies like The Kid with a Bike

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The Kid with a Bike
Original name: Le Gamin au vélo
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, enigmatic, sincere, realistic, melancholic, touching, compassionate, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, father son relationship, kids in trouble, loneliness, realism, adolescence, dysfunctional family, mentor, life is a bitch, runaway, parenthood, depression, youth, coming-of-age, gangs, life & death, culture clash, obsession, pardon, innocence lost, life, crime gone awry, storytelling, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Rosetta
Drama
France, Belgium
95 min.
 7.6
The Son
Drama, Mystery
Belgium, France
99 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to The Kid with a Bike

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, melancholic, reflective and realistic films with plots about loneliness, runaway, mentor, catastrophe, childhood, culture clash and brutality mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Kid with a Bike: The Promise (1996), The Silence of Lorna (2008), Rosetta (1999), The Child (2005), Two Days, One Night (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Promise
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, realism, brothers, innocence lost, parents and children, crime gone awry, redemption, working class, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
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The Silence of Lorna
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, marriage, realism, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, moral dilemma, taxi driver, character study, money, divorce, drug addiction, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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    User:   73%
 
 7.6
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Rosetta
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, realism, coming of age, tragedy, parents and children, brothers, down on your luck, crime gone awry, teenage life, alcoholic, poverty, unemployment ...
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Place: belgium, europe, california
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    User:   52%
 
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 16K
The Child
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, adoption, homeless, hospital, realism, morality, poverty, money, parenthood, down on your luck, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
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    User:   53%
 
Two Days, One Night
Genre: Drama
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    User:   66%
 
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The Son
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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    User:   32%
 
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Mamma Roma
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: gloomy, serious, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, prostitution, hospital, pimp, going straight, loneliness, childhood, starting over, runaway, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo, mexico, rome italy
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Take Care of My Cat
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, artist, unlikely friendships, loneliness, workplace, runaway, life is a bitch, friends, coming-of-age, childhood, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
The Selfish Giant
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: working class, poverty, friendship, bullying, british, buddies, horse, loneliness, depression, childhood, adolescence, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, poland, new jersey, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
Pelle the Conqueror
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, farm, island, male nudity, death, tragedy, love, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
All or Nothing
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, drinking, poverty, realism, couple relations, taxi driver, hospital, relationships, parents and children, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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Ratcatcher
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: coming of age, runaway, british, friendship, realism, poverty, childhood, loneliness, urban ghetto, dysfunctional family, adolescence, coming-of-age ...
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Like Father, Like Son
Genre: Drama
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Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, children, father son relationship, lawyer, parents and children, relationships, family bonds, hospital, life turned upside down, mentor, family drama, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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    User:   31%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, parents and children, parenthood, spelling bee, redemption, custody, adoption, runaway, dysfunctional family, relationships, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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    User:   29%
 
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Respiro
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: serious, reflective, melancholic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: island, mental illness, mentally unstable, coming of age, male nudity, magic realism, small town life, relationships, redemption, beautiful scenery, existentialism, small town ...
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Place: italy, europe, tokyo, milan italy, sicily ...
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    User:   31%
 
 7.8
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Mouchette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, loneliness, death, brutality, school, teacher, childhood, runaway, village, dealing with death, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
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Nobody Knows
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, loneliness, realism, family life, children, siblings relations, mentor, greed, runaway, crime gone awry, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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Tokyo Sonata
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rebellion, death, suicide, family drama, workplace, tragedy, greed, dishonesty, pornography, mentor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, middle east
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System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 7.0
 704
Our Song
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 7.5
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Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
The Dreamlife of Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, obsession, working class, depression, hospital, coma, unlikely friendships, loneliness, relationships, pornography, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
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System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
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Fish Tank
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, friendship, school, drinking, dancing, working class, hip hop, realism, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
 7.5
 6K
Ten
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, serious, melancholic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitution, parents and children, prostitute, women, relationships, divorce, parenthood, new wave, single parent, solitude, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, self discovery, poverty, loneliness, love, on the road, obsessive quest, letter, road trip, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
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System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
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Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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