Movies like Pixote

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Pixote (1980)
 7.9
 8K
Pixote (1980)
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: disturbing, rough, depressing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, brutal, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, child rape, street kid, breast feeding, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, jail, children, loneliness, friendship, tragedy, crime gone awry, life & death, police, violence, death, boy, homosexual, anal rape, urban setting, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil, africa, latin america

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Most similar movies to Pixote

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, youth, male nudity, death, coming of age and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Pixote: City of God (2002), La Haine (1995), The Tribe (2014), Christiane F. (1981), L.I.E. (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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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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100%
 7.0
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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%
 7.5
 25K
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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100%
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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, 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
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100%
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: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, social ...
Plot: street kid, youth, homeless, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, poverty, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, society, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, morocco
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100%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, meditative, thought provoking, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, poverty, vengeance, lgbt, drug dealing, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, latin america, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 18K
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, gloomy, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, high school, drug abuse, death, violence, serial killer, small town, police, strangulation, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 20K
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, compassionate, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: prison, doctor, crimes, aids, police brutality, prison sex, prison life, fighting the system, prison escape, confined, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 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: disturbing, sexy, stylized, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: poverty, vietnam war, gangsters, gang, coming of age, youth, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, violence, drugs, poetry ...
Time: 90s
Place: saigon, hong kong, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, rough, suspense ...
Plot: politics, rich and poor, social differences, social decay, fighting the system, working class, juvenile delinquency, society, downfall, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 46K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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 ...
Style: bleak, harsh, sincere, depressing, sad ...
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 ...
Place: sweden, europe, russia, denmark, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, death, russian, betrayal, soldier, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, hospital, love, prison ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, new jersey, black sea, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA, 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, reflective, witty, sad, poignant ...
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, kids in trouble, underage sex, childhood, youth, homeless, ethnic, drugs, corruption, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 16K
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: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, street gang, slum, friendship, crimes, betrayal, coming of age, gangsters, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, urban ghetto life, friendship, gangsters, street kid, violence, loss of friend, foul language, depression, anger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 49K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
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: disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal, mafia, gang, power, character study, debt, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang rape, urban ghetto life, youth gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, addiction, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, friends, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: gay, male prostitution, russian mafia, migration, lgbtq, lgbt, immigrants, prostitute, suburbs, culture clash, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: chernobyl, russia, greece, europe, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: heist, teenager, gang, pregnancy, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, betrayal, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, drug abuse, gang war, prison gang, violence spree, drug addiction, destiny, police shootout ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.4
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Lucio Flavio (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies and his fight against a death squad.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dirty cop, bank robbery, runaway, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, police corruption, graphic violence, bandit, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 14K
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, bleak, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: prison, drugs, friendship, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, survival, redemption, depression, human nature, prison warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 122K
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, political, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, crimes, coming of age, neo nazi, xenophobia, vandalism, social problems, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, northern england, europe, woodstock, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 19K
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, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, bullying, school, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, gangsters, teenage life, ghetto, social decay, gang, friendship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ...
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
31%
Last Stop 174 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sandro was a boy who loved to sing rap, to kiss, to stare the statue of Christ the Redeemer and dreamed to go visit Copacabana. Growing up on streets, the story culminates at the infamous episode of June 12th 2000, when Sandro hijacked bus 174.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: breast feeding, hijacking, street kid, hostage, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, drug abuse, youth, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%