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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Original name: 十七岁的单车
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, compassionate, harsh, touching, serious, thought provoking, enigmatic, bleak, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bicycle, gang, unlikely friendships, delivery, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, life is a bitch, society, down on your luck, disorder, buddies, self discovery, coming of age, job, heist, school, thief, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), student, map, hotel, boy, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, coming of age, society, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Beijing Bicycle: Electric Shadows (2004), The Beat (1988), The Kid with a Bike (2011), Time Out (2001), The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Time: 70s
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The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, stoners, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: kids in trouble, childhood, realism, youth, abandoned by father, boy, adoption, orphan, life is a bitch, social problems, petty criminal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, depressing, compassionate, stylized ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, france, europe
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Story: No overview found.
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 7.1
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