Movies like Beijing Bicycle

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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Original name: 十七歲的單車
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, compassionate, reflective, bleak, harsh, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, coming of age, teenage life, crimes, heist, youth, gang, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban, buddies, city life, disorder, fish out of water, down on your luck, job, robbery, city, school, male nudity, thief, student, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey

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Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, mountain, village, city, food, promise, boy, money, chalk, mayor, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
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The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, coming of age, youth, pregnancy, small town, rebelliousness, delivery, society, misfit, solace, small town life, teenage life ...
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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