Movies like Zebra Crossing

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Zebra Crossing (2008)
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Zebra Crossing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set amongst the backdrop of the towering, concrete-clad estates of south London ‘Zebra Crossings’ blends a diverse mixture of characters that all share one thing in common: The incredible loneliness of living alongside 7 million other people.
Plot: violent, loneliness, isolation, drug use, father son relationship, gay slur, gang warfare, coming of age, racial violence, working class family, alcoholic father
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about father son relationship, coming of age, family relations, loneliness, youth, husband wife relationship and isolation mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Zebra Crossing: The Wind of Change (1961), Pressure (1976), South West 9 (2001), Pilgrim Hill (2013), Baba Joon (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Style: noir
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, race riot, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, juvenile delinquency, generation gap, racial violence, knife fight, prejudice ...
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95%
 7.2
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Pressure (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.
Style: cult film
Plot: reggae, radical, coming of age, racism, job interview, racist, social criticism, black
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 392
South West 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the windscreen of the new millenium. The death of idealism, ...
Plot: drug use, drug dealing, drug addict, violence, lsd, rave, trance, drugs, hallucination, drugged, marijuana, pills ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 203
Pilgrim Hill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A middle-aged bachelor farmer living in rural Ireland has to deal with isolation and loneliness.
Plot: father son relationship, sick father, loneliness, farmer, farming, remote village
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 405
Baba Joon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built with his own two hands after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son Moti turns thirteen, Yitzhak teaches him the trade, hoping that he will continue the proud family tradition. But Moti ...
Plot: father, boy, father son relationship, coming of age, family relations, immigrant family, little boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 1K
The Unloved (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Unloved is film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sad
Plot: estranged mother, life is a bitch, social worker, isolation, youth, child abuse, child care, abandonment, hopes, orphanage, human spirit, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 715
Better Things (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gails agoraphobia keeps her inside where she escapes into romance novels. She shares a house with her Nan, recently back from the hospital. Gradually, they both try to reach out to each other to break their isolation. Rob plunges further into his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, drug abuse, addiction, countryside, social decay, family problems, life is a bitch, society, mental illness, confined, crumbling marriage, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, loneliness, character study, retirement home, justice, adolescence, reconciliation, retirement home life, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, california, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, exciting, touching, witty ...
Plot: spy, espionage, eccentric family, working undercover, secret agents, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, state affairs, undercover, government agency, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 138
Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: drug addiction, drug use, teenage angst, drug addict, teenage boy, juvenile delinquent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teen angst, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Voyage Round My Father (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A successful lawyer struck with blindness in middle age continues his battles in the courtroom with the assistance of his family. As his son deals with bitter memories of their relationship, he also seeks his father's respect and love and in ...
Plot: post war, father, world war two, father son relationship, lawyer, weirdo, cynicism, atheism, divorce lawyer, nature, boarding school, lesbianism ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, sport team, high school life, high school, youth, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, baseball, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Style: contemplative
Plot: civil war, mental disorder, loneliness, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, man-woman relation, archive footage
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 2K
I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, touching, rough
Plot: redemption, father son relationship, death, life is a bitch, fall in love, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, family relations, destiny, betrayal, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 9
Isolated (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Jack Miller was once a normal man, but that all changed when he commits the biggest mistake of his life. He has the decision to go on the run, but he decides to stay and hope to make things right.
Style: suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure, neo noir, visually appealing ...
Plot: troubled, panic, trapped, city, desperation, british, psycho, isolation, suicidal thoughts, ex girlfriend, one day, locked in ...
Place: england, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 128
Em 4 Jay (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a big city downtown we meet Emma and Jay, two young 20 something lovers buying drugs and then watch as they waste the rest of the day away...
Style: art house
Plot: coming of age, drug dealer, drugs, junkie, drug dealing, injection, drug overdose, robbery, drug addict, sex scene, drug addiction, drug use ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 243
Men's Group (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: What lies in the hearts of men.
Plot: support group, divorced father, rabbit, child custody, loneliness, father son relationship, regret, suicide, death of daughter, gambling, magician, parenthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Can Go Through Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brutal assault changes Marieke's life. She leaves her familiar city rhythms for the solitude of a isolated house in the countryside. Her irrational fears on the frozen farm are a constant struggle. As spring's orchestra begins, her ...
Plot: female psychopath, loneliness, isolation, attempted rape, female nudity, countryside, paranoia, baby, pregnancy, laptop, kidnapping, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, charles dickens, orphan, boarding school, family problems, disagreement, power relations, family relations, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 1K
Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, father son relationship, coming of age, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Silence in Dreamland (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady's house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: loneliness, widow, old lady, dog, death of husband, imagination, isolation, death, sea, bird, old woman, barking dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: corporal punishment, bullying, coming of age, friends, self discovery, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, lifestyle, power relations, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 341
Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, alcoholic father, small town, violent father, coming of age, peeping, older man younger woman sex, cheating girlfriend ...
Time: year 1988, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.2
 38K
Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: inspirational, psychological, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, abusive father, alcoholic father, forgiveness, group therapy, motel, child, boy, child protagonist, rite of passage ...
Time: 90s, year 2015, 2000s, year 2005, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.
Plot: father son relationship, boy, school, divorce, sexual exploration, coming of age, runaway, childhood, hit and run, boarding school, family crisis, tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 532
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, undercover, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, incestuous relationship, loneliness, obsessive quest, orphan, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, sexy, talky, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: incest, coming of age, brother sister incest, siblings relations, forbidden sex, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, sex with sister, brother sister sex, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 132
Mallboy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: A boy climbs an unsteady path to adulthood under difficult circumstances in this drama from Australia. Shaun (Kane McNay) is a teenager growing up in a run-down suburb of Melbourne. His father Sam (Brett Swain) is in prison, while his mother Jenny ...
Plot: suburbs, family relations, father son relationship, dancing, male female relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, shopping mall, father son estrangement, teen angst, dancer, slacker ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This coming of age story is about a gay boy, Goyo, as he discovers himself. Living with his Mexican family in the Coachella Valley, Goyo has a hard time hiding his sexual preferences. Although Goyo seeks acceptance from his father Ramon, Ramon ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, gay son, rejection, gay, lgbtq, lgbt teen, lgbt, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, life, multiple storylines, existentialism, parents and children, society, couple relations, relationships, sister sister relationship, weekend, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, los angeles, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%