Movies like Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist (2005)
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric, suspense, melancholic, talky, rough, bleak ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, friendship, kidnapping, thief, orphanage, injustice, lifestyle, danger, runaway, poverty, chess, death sentence, apprentice, urban, corporal punishment, boarding school life, boarding school, boy, pickpocket, crimes, youth, confined, friends ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england

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Most similar movies to Oliver Twist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about society, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, redemption and coming of age mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Oliver Twist: Les Misérables (1998), Oliver! (1968), Tsotsi (2005), David Copperfield (2000), David Copperfield (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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100%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, victorian england, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, danger, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
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Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, theft, the underworld, thief, group of criminals, child in peril, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, apprentice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.2
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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 ⇓
33%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, young heroes, child as adult, survival, rich and poor, adulthood, society, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, family relations, child in peril, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, India, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, rough, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: kids in trouble, ethnic, underage sex, street kid, pimp, drug dealing, addiction, homeless, prostitution, graphic violence, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, crimes, deadly, murder, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, escapades, family problems, redemption, boy, orphan, journey, crimes, danger, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, mental illness, seance, stillbirth, medium, family in danger, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, cons and scams, missing person ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: 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 ⇓
31%
 7.7
 118K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, vandalism, crimes, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, neo nazi, adolescence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, europe, britain, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Italian (2005)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, police officer killed, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, confined, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 15K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, society, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: family relations, odd couple, dysfunctional family, friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, danger, manhood, boy, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, youth, young heroes, coming of age, crimes, family, gang, danger, society, life is a bitch, friends, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Breathless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Sang-hoon is a lowlife gangster, a debt collector exercising thuggish ways to collect his money. The recipient of nothing but anger since his childhood, he expresses himself through violence. When he finally encounters someone who can stand up to ...
Style: rough, emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, going straight, friendship, self discovery, redemption, hitman, danger, starting over, crimes, hopes, loan shark, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, tragic event, loss of son, american dream, human nature, tragedy, compassion, muslim, anger ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: on the run, orphan, frame up, gambling, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, society, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, survival, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, society, danger, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crimes, confined, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
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: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: friendship, child abuse, theft, domestic violence, horse, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, thief, misfit, poverty, realism, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%