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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, compassionate, reflective, bleak, harsh, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bicycle, coming of age, delivery, teenage life, job, robbery, city, urban, city life, fish out of water, youth, life is a bitch, buddies, gang, down on your luck, heist, crimes, society, disorder, friends, school, male nudity, student, hotel, street gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and melancholic films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, mentor, runaway, catastrophe and unlikely friendships mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Beijing Bicycle: The Kid with a Bike (2011), Not One Less (1999), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998), Electric Shadows (2004), The War (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
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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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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
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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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The War (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Audience: teens
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School Ties (1992)
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Duration: 106 min.
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Audience: teens, kids
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Plot: orphan, russian, adoption, orphanage, little boy, boy, self discovery, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
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Genre: Drama
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Time Out (2001)
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Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 9K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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