Movies like Skin 2008

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Skin (2008)
 6.8
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to hospital in a terminal condition, causing a bigger rift between him and his father. This leads to Frankie becoming the interest of the local Nazi skinhead group.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, non-linear
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, vandalism, teenage life, youth, prison life, life is a bitch, family problems, anti semitism, society, rebelliousness, downfall, estrangement, parents and children, rebellion, terminal illness, family in crisis, prison, friends, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, communication problem, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about society, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes and family relations mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like Skin: This Is England (2006), War (2014), Neds (2010), Blue Spring (2001), The Knife That Killed Me (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, crimes, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
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100%
 6.7
 242
War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, dysfunctional family, rebellion, realism, family problems, gang, crimes, rehabilitation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
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48%
 7.0
 8K
Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, teenage life, social decay, realism, social problems, society, rebellion, kissing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, youth, teenage life, friendship, high school life, life is a bitch, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, downfall, high school, youth, high school life, crimes, kids in trouble, social relations, unfulfillment, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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35%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 859
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, crime, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Speak Up! It's So Dark... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Psychological drama about the meeting between a neo-nazi and a Jewish doctor.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, anti semitism, youth, hopes, society, juvenile delinquency, curses spells and rituals, golden years, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 5K
Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, juvenile delinquency, downfall, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, working class, society, labor union, family life, parents and children, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, human spirit, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: alcohol abuse, prison, self defense, society, crimes, youth, family life, custody, parents and children, teenage life, isolation, unemployment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 10K
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: disturbing, rough, tense, serious, cult film ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 307
My Dog Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Môj pes Killer is a one-day drama portraying eighteen-year-old Marek living near the Slovak-Moravian border with his dad and his racist friends. However, Marek's best true friend is his dog. His life is shaken up when he discovers the secret ...
Style: sincere, tense, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, life is a bitch, social decay, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, pets, dangerous animal, racist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes, society, youth, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage life, family problems, youth, parents and children, death in the family, teenage love, dysfunctional family, disorder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
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27%
 5.9
 1K
Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, crime, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, mental illness, loan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 4K
The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, confined, youth, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, revolution, kids in trouble, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.0
 1K
Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 172
The Beat (1987)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 699
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, estrangement, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 617
A Way of Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family relations, family problems, interracial relations, parents and children, custody, life is a bitch, society, social relations, down on your luck, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
 113
Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, rebellion, fighting the system, rise to the top, rebelliousness, human spirit, estrangement, redemption, political unrest, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: africa, south africa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 216
Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, society, small town, coming of age, friends, distopia, children
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, teenage life, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 11K
Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, prison life, youth, crime, going straight, rebelliousness, redemption, isolation, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%