Movies like Skin 2008

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Skin (2008)
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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, non-linear, gloomy
Plot: racism, gang, crimes, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, prison life, teenage life, society, family problems, anti semitism, rebelliousness, estrangement, downfall, parents and children, rebellion, terminal illness, family in crisis, punk, prison, skinhead, nazi, father son relationship, death of mother ...
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 youth, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes and coming of age mostly in Drama, Crime and History 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: 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
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 6.6
 265
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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, crimes, rebellion, realism, juvenile delinquency, family problems, gang, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
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46%
 6.9
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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, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, crimes, gang, youth, coming of age, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, social problems, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 4K
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, manga
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, high school, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gang, crimes, high school life, youth, downfall, high school, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, social relations, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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35%
 6.4
 3K
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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, prison, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, friendship, social decay, gang, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 997
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, nazism, gang, anti semitism, neo nazism, rebellion, life is a bitch, golden years, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug addiction, youth, downfall, mental institution, confinement indoors, teenage life, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: rebellion, fighting the system, working class, labor union, workplace situations, society, parents and children, human spirit, workplace, factory worker, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 660
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: realistic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family relations, family problems, social relations, society, life is a bitch, custody, interracial relations, parents and children, kids in trouble, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: prison, alcohol abuse, self defense, unemployment, prison life, custody, teenage life, parents and children, isolation, family life, juvenile delinquency, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, jail, friends, society, gang, politics, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 333
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: serious, sincere, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, social decay, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, pets, society, dangerous animal, racist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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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, captivating ...
Plot: prison, racism, youth, rebellion, riot, revenge, corruption, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, violence, humiliation, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 boy, gay, friendship between boys, first gay sexual experience, loss of mother, gay interest, sex scene, family problems, teenage life ...
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: serious, touching, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, crimes, terminal illness, society, parents and children, mental illness, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, underdog, loan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.3
 209
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 245
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, society, life is a bitch, youth, small town, distopia, coming of age, friends, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, crimes, native american, racism, revenge ...
Time: year 1976, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 755
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: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, working class, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, introspection, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.5
 140
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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, friendship, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family problems, society, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 948
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, crimes, bully, high school, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, kids in trouble, youth, hardcase students, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 4K
Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, teenage life, destructive relationship, juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 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: political, art house, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kurd, juvenile delinquency, prison life, prison, child abuse, revolutionary, social injustice, sex crime, traumatic childhood, holocaust, politics, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: kurdistan, turkey, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%