Movies like The Smell of Us

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The Smell of Us (2014)
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The Smell of Us (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Self-destructive teens go skateboarding, use drugs and turn tricks in Paris.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: mother son incest, gay, explicit sex, friendship, underage sex, youth, prostitute, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, juvenile delinquency, under the surface, kids in trouble, self destructing, sexual promiscuity, antisocial behavior, life is a bitch, incest, gay teenager, alcoholic mother, abusive mother, teen suicide, teenager, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about youth, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Smell of Us: Bo (2010), Without Destination (2002), Ken Park (2002), Concrete Night (2013), Shank (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, woman in danger, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
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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, serious ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, 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
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Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, erection, teenage sex, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations, family relations, youth, coming of age, masturbation, explicit sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
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Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, stylized, bleak, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family problems, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, protecting from truth, urban ghetto, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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100%
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, gang, coming out, rape, gay bashing, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
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Zero Day (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school shooting, vengeance, friendship, high school, murder, brutality, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage life, kids in trouble, suicide, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: california
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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, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, social decay, family problems, gang, society, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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56%
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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, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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51%
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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50%
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, coming of age, innocence lost, first sex, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, nihilism, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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49%
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, on the run, crimes, death in the family, family relations, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, parents and children, teenage life, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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49%
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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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48%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, friendship, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, drug abuse, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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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
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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47%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, social decay, fall in love, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, friendship, society, love and romance, family problems, friends, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
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47%
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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: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family problems, addiction, society, emergency room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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46%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, teenage life, friendship, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, soldier, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, france, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, explicit sex, destructive relationship, teenage life, sexual relations, teenage sex, youth, strong sexual content, masturbation, seduction, teenage girl, teen drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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45%
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, buddies, friends, city life, on the road, gender, youth, coming out, friendship between boys, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, realism, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, friendship between boys, troubled youth, teen angst, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
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Our Day Will Come (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: hopes, partners, misfit, friendship, self discovery, introspection, youth, society, life is a bitch, physical appearance, teenage life, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe
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45%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, friendship, manipulation, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, buddies, friends, adolescence, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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44%
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, gang, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, urban ghetto life, police corruption, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, society, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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44%
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, friendship, teenage life, boarding school life, human spirit, orphan, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 60s
Place: hungary, europe
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Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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44%
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, puberty, mother son relationship, teenage boy, psychological abuse, domineering mother, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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43%