Movies like Lilya 4-Ever

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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Original name: Lilja 4-Ever
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking, brutal, sad, depressing, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, sexual abuse, poverty, prostitution, teenage prostitution, downfall, rape, russian, forced prostitution, teenage life, social decay, sex slavery, slavery, youth, sexual pleasure, sex trafficking, innocence lost, suicide, teenage girl, friendship, redemption, misery, bad mother ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, russia, denmark, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Lilya 4-Ever

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about life is a bitch, society, brutality, violence, crimes, youth and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lilya 4-Ever: Christiane F. (1981), Sex Traffic (2004), The Class (2007), Kids (1995), Eden (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug addiction, teenage life, friendship, youth, drug dealing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
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91%
 7.8
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Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
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Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitute, sexual abuse, human trafficking, pimp, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, society, stripper, whistleblower, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, school shooting, juvenile delinquency, social decay, society, social misfits, humiliation, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 75K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, strong sexual content, puberty, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, teenage life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, innocence lost, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, child molestation, sex slavery, kidnapping, sex with a minor, missing child, sex slave, slavery, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states, new jersey, poland ...
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100%
 6.1
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
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77%
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: rough, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, immigrants, life is a bitch, illegal immigration, friendship, smuggling, crime, financial problem, crimes, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 11K
The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, bullying, gang, abortion, crime, crimes, young lovers, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 159K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, poverty, youth, drugs, racism, police brutality, protest, friendship, skinhead, urban ghetto life, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 719K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, street gang, society, gang war, crimes, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 28K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: poverty, gang, bully, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 18K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
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, sincere, emotional, rough, social realism ...
Plot: redemption, baby, black market, dysfunctional family, social decay, youth, going straight, homeless, society, life is a bitch, human nature, regret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, neo realism, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, parents and children, child rape, bullying, pedophile, family in crisis, rape victim, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, domestic violence, suicide, funeral, rape, unemployment, dysfunctional family, family relations, indigenous, alcohol, ghetto, tattoo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blind Mountain (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Blind Mountain follows a young woman, Bai Xuemei, in the early 1990s who recently graduated from college and attempts to find work to help pay for her brother's education. In the process, she is drugged, kidnapped and sold as a bride to a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, woman in danger, life is a bitch, confined, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, slavery, injustice, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 132K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, rapper, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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100%
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, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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100%
 7.1
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L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, pedophile, sexual abuse, gay, coming of age, pornography, older man younger man relationship, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, youth, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, fondling, debauchery, violence against women, sex trafficking, confined ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 4K
Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, redemption, political unrest, destiny, post war, exploit, exploitation, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: estonia, europe, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: child prostitution, beating, hiding place, child abduction, pedophile, sexual abuse, kidnapping, confined, haunted by the past, pimp, kidnapper, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, death sentence, life is a bitch, secret, blind character, human spirit, police officer, tragic hero, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Nowhereland (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth.
Style: compassionate, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, mother daughter relationship, drug use, teenage girl, sex trafficking, violent man, abusive boyfriend, underage, life is a bitch, human trafficking, forced prostitution ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 3K
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: corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, abusive father, theft, debt, money, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, addiction, prostitute, female killer, pimp, revenge, female protagonist, rape, strong sexual content, penetration, perversion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 143K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, bleak, art house, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, society, rocky mountains, small town life, haunted by the past, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%