Movies like Lilya 4-Ever

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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
 7.8
 46K
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, harsh, sincere, depressing, sad, serious, bad ending, brutal, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: prostitution, human trafficking, poverty, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, suicide, prostitute, teenage prostitution, rape, sex slavery, russian, downfall, youth, slavery, forced prostitution, teenage girl, teenage life, social decay, sexual pleasure, friendship, child prostitution, bad mother, misery, sex slave, exploitation ...
Place: sweden, europe, russia, denmark, eastern europe, estonia, scandinavia

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, violence, youth, brutality, coming of age and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lilya 4-Ever: Christiane F. (1981), Kids (1995), Sex Traffic (2004), The Class (2007), 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, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
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 7.0
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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, disturbing, erotic, sexy, depressing ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, virginity, underage sex, innocence lost, puberty, youth, strong sexual content, first sex, sex, teenager, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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100%
 7.8
 1K
Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex trafficking, human trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitute, pimp, woman in danger, society, crimes, life is a bitch, forced prostitution, rich and poor, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, england, europe, eastern europe
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80%
 7.9
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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 ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, life is a bitch, social misfits, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, humiliation, friendship, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, rape, teenage life, smuggling, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, friendship, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, illegal immigration, depression, character study, financial problem, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, latin america, new jersey, south america ...
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100%
 6.9
 43K
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: disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, father daughter relationship, teenager, bullying, innocence lost, teenage life, youth, rape, rape and revenge, pedophile, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, cleveland ohio ...
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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, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sex slavery, child molestation, child rape, forced prostitution, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, sexual assault ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, mexico city, texas, poland, el paso texas ...
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100%
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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: bleak, serious, compassionate, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, underage, sex trafficking, mother daughter relationship, forced prostitution, teenage prostitute, abusive boyfriend, violent man, drug use, teenage girl, human trafficking ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 747K
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, disturbing, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, coming of age, gang war, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, photographer, organized crime, street gang, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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67%
 6.1
 1K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, erotic ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, woman in danger, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, erotic, melancholic, depressing, art house ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: deaf, boarding school, prostitution, mute or deaf, sign language, prostitute, illegal abortion, sexual intercourse, nudity (full frontal - brief), deaf mute, abortion, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
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, art house, rough, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, skinhead, rebel, youth, drugs, violence, ghetto, urban ghetto life, police brutality, police, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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50%
 7.1
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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, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, injustice, lawyer, violence against women, rape victim, gang rape, sexual assault, justice, sex crime, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 29K
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, bully, slum, friendship, street life, urban ghetto life, murder, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
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100%
 7.4
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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, gloomy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, youth, dysfunctional family, redemption, poverty, baby, black market, going straight, social decay, life is a bitch, society, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, belgium, europe
⇓ 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: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gang, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, children, family relations, domestic violence, rape, suicide, abuse, rebellious youth, ethnic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
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100%
 7.8
 140K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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100%
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 7.1
 10K
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, brutal, enigmatic, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male prostitution, sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, pedophilia, older man younger man relationship, youth, suburbs, juvenile delinquent, friendship, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ 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, serious, thought provoking, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, life is a bitch, confined, woman in danger, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, injustice, slavery, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 8K
Pixote (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: disturbing, rough, depressing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, child rape, street kid, breast feeding, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, jail, loneliness, children, tragedy, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil, africa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, bleak, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child prostitution, kidnapping, child abduction, pedophile, sexual abuse, rape, child molestation, pedophilia, confined, haunted by the past, child abuse, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: erotic, serious, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, coitus, sexploitation, female nudity, sexual abuse, prostitution, debauchery, fondling, lust, disfigurement, sex trafficking ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: emotional, harsh, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, corporal punishment, coming of age, children, dysfunctional family, working class, abusive father, youth, redemption, alcohol abuse, poverty, debt ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 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, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, exploitation, post war, destiny, violence, betrayal, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 90s, post world war two
Place: estonia, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, talky, serious, bleak, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenager, unlikely friendships, poverty, urban ghetto, drug dealing, gang member, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 111K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, illiteracy, poverty, dysfunctional family, social misfits, incest, teacher, parents and children, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 38K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, bullying, bully, teenage rape, teenage sex, violent, murder, rape, teenager, revenge, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 19K
Havoc (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, rough, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, sex with a stranger, gangsters, crimes, sex scene, gang, teenager, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%