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, child rape, prostitution, 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, brutality ...
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 realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about violence, life is a bitch, friendship, death, brutality, youth and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pixote: City of God (2002), The Tribe (2014), Carandiru (2003), City of Men (2007), Thug (2005). 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, gang war, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: abortion, prostitute, mute or deaf, boarding school, misfit, bullying, juvenile delinquency, sign language, deaf, crime, adolescence, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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: realistic, bleak, captivating, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: prison, attempted murder, police brutality, massacre, prison life, doctor, cross dressing, aids, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ 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: realistic, bleak, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, drug lord, robbery, slum, betrayal, crime, coming of age, society, adulthood, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 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, emotional, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, gang, redemption, robbery, bully, slum, baby, murder, criminal, police, fight, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 12K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, dysfunctional family, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, innocence lost, siblings relations, drug dealer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, rough, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, pimp, drug dealing, addiction, kids in trouble, homeless, prostitution, petty criminal, drug abuse, youth, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, gang, heist, life is a bitch, crimes, city life, crime, criminal heroes, teenage life, social decay, going straight, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 44K
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, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, debt, gang war, criminal, power, camorra, crime, rise and fall, society, kids in trouble, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, loss of friend, racial slur, african american, homecoming, juvenile delinquency, marijuana, urban ghetto life, street kid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 4K
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, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, pimp, poet, gang, taxi driver, gangsters, crime, downfall, innocence lost, urban, youth, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 134K
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, urban ghetto life, police brutality, racism, poverty, violence, protest, friendship, rebellion, youth, rebel, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, prison, theft, smuggling, dysfunctional family, friends, kids in trouble, street kid, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 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: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, working class, money, abusive father, classroom, debt, theft, juvenile delinquency, corporal punishment, redemption, spanking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ 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, rough, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, down on your luck, coming of age, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, friends, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, greece, europe, geneva switzerland, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, gang war, drug abuse, heroin, friendship, grudge, police shootout, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, violence spree, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ecuador, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 114K
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, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, tragic event, football, favoritism, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, bleak, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, teenage life, social decay, friendship, coming of age, theft, pregnancy, gang, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, family problems, social decay, youth, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, realistic, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, illegal immigration, immigrants, friendship, smuggling, juvenile delinquency, financial problem, crime, boyfriend, teenage life, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 43K
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ 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, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: restaurant, politics, social decay, urban ghetto, power relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, state affairs, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 111K
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, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, vandalism, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, crimes, violence, ex convict, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 9K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, corruption, revenge, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, captivating
Plot: street kid, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, survival, youth, danger, homeless, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic, bleak, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, male prostitution, juvenile delinquency, pedophile, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquent, older man younger man relationship, death of mother, family relations, suburbs, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 12K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, drugs, prison escape, friendship between men, gang leader ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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