Movies like White Shadow

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White Shadow (2013)
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White Shadow (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tanzania, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Since 2008, albinos in Tanzania have become human targets. Witch doctors offer huge sums of cash for their body parts to be used in magic potions. From 2008 to 2010, more than 200 witch-doctor inspired murders occurred. As a local saying goes: “Albinos do not die, they just disappear.” This is the story of Alias, an albino boy on the run. After his father’s murder, his mother sends him to the city. His uncle Kosmos, a truck driver, takes care of him. Alias learns fast in the city, selling sunglasses, DVDs and cellphones, it will not take long before the boy experiences at first hand the difficulties of life and of being different.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, suspense, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, physical appearance, youth, misfit, on the run, black market, child in peril, albino, violence, death, murder, tomb, cemetery, night, danger, chases and races, blood, urination, underwater scene, coffin
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, tanzania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and disturbing films with plots about misfit, youth, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, danger and murder mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like White Shadow: Where There Is Shade (2015), Harmony Lessons (2013), Darker Than Midnight (2014), Nagima (2013), Love in the Time of Civil War (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where There Is Shade (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Cambodia still haunted by the crimes of the Khmer Rouges, a 45 years old French crossdresser, Mirinda, lives as a prostitute in the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Meeting a young trafficked girl, he gradually discovers the feeling of fatherhood.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: transvestism, youth, gender, on the run, hopes, redemption, child in peril, transvestite, male nudity, gay, child prostitute, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, boy, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, village, vengeance, youth gang, teenage boy, humiliation, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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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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Nagima (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ugly, illiterate and an uncommunicative “graduate” of the city orphanage, Nagima is a young woman whose life offers little potential for success or even happiness. Nagima rents a tiny room on the outskirts of the city of Almaty with her fellow ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, looking for love, society, best friends, social misfits, love and romance, physical appearance, orphan, friendship, death, death in childbirth ...
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Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, touching, serious
Plot: gay, prostitute, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, urban ghetto, youth, social misfits, addiction, drug dealer, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: misfit, forest, mentally unstable, friendship, young heroes, leaving home, life is a bitch, mental illness, mental institution, figment, friends, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, dull life, working class, down on your luck, youth, society, unemployment, sewing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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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
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48 Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets out in a small boat without oars or sail.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, tense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Little Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Austria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patty, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
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Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, hopes, crimes, family problems, forest, youth, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, culture clash, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, youth, family relations, realism, society, single mother, resilience, discrimination ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
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Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
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Golden Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Myanmar
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, touching, tense, atmospheric, contemplative
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, misfit, high school ...
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The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense
Plot: society, gays and lesbians, prostitute, unlikely couple, social misfits, love and romance, gender, love triangle, sexual relations, fall in love, one night stand, unfulfillment ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sexy, disturbing ...
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Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Style: captivating, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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Egg and Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy, no music
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Blackout (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
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Place: usa, new york
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