Movies like Pixote

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Pixote (1981)
 7.9
 6K
Pixote (1981)
Original name: Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
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 policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvesite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, depressing, atmospheric, enigmatic, brutal, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, youth, street kid, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social misfits, down on your luck, loneliness, tragedy, friendship, prostitute, male female relationship, crime gone awry, mother son relationship, life & death, homeless, society, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, social decay, urban ghetto, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil

Most similar movies to Pixote

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, youth, violence, society, crimes, death and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Pixote: City of God (2002), The Tribe (2014), Carandiru (2003), Christiane F. (1981), City of Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 658K
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, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto life, gang war, juvenile delinquency, street gang, society, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
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, bleak, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, abortion, bullying, strong sexual content, crime, young lovers, gang, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 17K
Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, rough, touching, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, confined, life is a bitch, aids, crimes, regret, human nature, fighting illness, protest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 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: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, survival, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, danger, society, homeless, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 21K
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, destructive relationship, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: street gang, gang, friendship, slum, robbery, best friends, betrayal, crimes, gang war, society, social problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 27K
Thug (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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: poverty, gang, redemption, bully, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, crimes, coming of age, violence, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India, France
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, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ethnic, pimp, drug dealing, addiction, street kid, kids in trouble, homeless, prostitution, petty criminal, human nature, realism, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 45K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, power, criminal, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, danger, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, manhattan new york city, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 13K
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: emotional, disturbing, bleak, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family problems, drug dealer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: drug dealing, youth gang, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, youth, gang, criminal heroes, city life, down on your luck, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, pregnancy, heist, betrayal, city life, kids in trouble, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 17K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, school, teenage life, social decay, gang, teenage love, friendship, bullying, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, working class, theft, debt, abusive father, money, teenage life, redemption, life is a bitch, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 5K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, poverty, pimp, poet, gang, taxi driver, ak 47, bicycle, water gun, slaughterhouse, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: prostitute, culture clash, lifestyle, innocence lost, social differences, urban, human nature, friends, ocean or sea, down on your luck, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, greece, europe, kazakhstan, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 139K
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, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, police brutality, racism, poverty, violence, protest, rebel, friendship, urban ghetto life, rebellion, youth, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, society, danger, friends, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, prison, theft, smuggling, dysfunctional family, friends, urban ghetto life, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york, alaska, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 118K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, street gang, hip hop, police brutality, machismo, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, gang war, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chronically Unfeasible (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Filmed over a five-year period, Chronically Unfeasible dissects Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political, sociological and economic disparities between Brazil's upper and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: politics, social decay, social differences, fighting the system, rich and poor, life is a bitch, crimes, juvenile delinquency, working class, injustice, society, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 113K
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: bleak, rough, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, vandalism, gang, crimes, childhood, youth, social problems, xenophobia, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 44K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 9K
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: sexual abuse, male prostitution, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, pedophile, youth, self discovery, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, urban ghetto life, teenage life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 15K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, stylized, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, society, youth, profanity, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, on the run, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, hip hop, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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