Movies like Kinshasa Kids

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Kinshasa Kids (2012)
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Kinshasa Kids (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Perhaps the most ebullient “musical” you’ll see this year, Marc-Henri Wajnberg’s singular documentary/fiction hybrid follows a group of street children in the Congolese capital.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music band, music, youth, world, society, kids in trouble, street kid, poverty, artists and showbiz, children, police officer, train, police, witchcraft, theft, corruption, stealing money
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, congo

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Most similar movies to Kinshasa Kids

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about society, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, kids in trouble and female director mostly in Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Kinshasa Kids: Hated (2012), All the Invisible Children (2005), 8000 Miles (2009), Max & Lenny (2014), 10 1/2 (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, artists and showbiz, youth, music band, friends, showbiz, unfulfillment, music, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, neorealism, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, homeless, juvenile delinquency, child abandonment, aids, young heroes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, youth, gypsy, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, serbia, sao paulo brazil, napoli italy
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8000 Miles (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ikku, Mighty and Tomu live in Saitama, not exactly the coolest places to get involved in a wanna-be rap star lifestyle. But try they do with their freestyle rap band Sho-Gung. Yu Irie, who gained the Grand Prize at Yubari Fantastic Film Festival ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: hopes, youth, buddies, music band, hip hop, dull life, suburbs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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83%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, friends, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: boy, kids in trouble, social worker, juvenile delinquent, child abuse, life is a bitch, isolation, hopes, youth, power relations, society, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
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Glasgow Girls (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Glasgow Girls is a specially commissioned musical drama for BBC Three that tells the inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement which would eventually help change ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: friendship, immigrants, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, human spirit, youth, deportation, society, campaign, kids in trouble, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, europe, england, glasgow scotland
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69%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, school, dysfunctional family, idealism, youth, hopes, society, fall in love, midlife crisis, revenge, actor, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, police, child prostitution, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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67%
Pleasure Boy Komola (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenage boy is hired by a colonial era landlord to entertain him until the annual flood is over.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, society, jealous spouse, music band, child abuse, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, world, theater, folk music
Place: asia, bangladesh
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64%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: american dream, starting over, immigrants, society, lottery, 9/11, hopes, rivalry, city, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, starting over, immigrants, society, hopes, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, strike, plantation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, gender, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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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, captivating, suspense, 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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Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, youth, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, half brother, skateboard, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, poverty, worker, countryside, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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55%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, street kid, family relations, hopes, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, father, son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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54%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
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Place: usa
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53%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
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52%
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Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, haunted by the past, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, orphan, survival, street life, life is a bitch, beach, hollywood, 20 year old
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, venice, italy
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52%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, religions or cults, guru, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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51%
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: dehumanization, street kid, youth, parents and children, realism, life is a bitch, cruelty, poverty, power relations, family relations, master and servant, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, asia, middle east
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50%
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, love and romance, teenage love, youth, misfit, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, teenage life, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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48%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, youth, escapades, prostitute, obsessive quest, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Plot: youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, mental illness, sexual abuse, doctors and patients, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, society, healing power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, escapades, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, society, wilderness, social decay, human nature, disintegration, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, homeless, family problems, society, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, love, urban ghetto life, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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42%