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: loneliness, father son relationship, gay slur, drug use, isolation, gang warfare, coming of age, alcoholic father, racial violence, working class family
Place: england

Most similar movies to Zebra Crossing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about coming of age, father son relationship, family relations, loneliness, society, youth and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Zebra Crossing: Pressure (1976), The Wind of Change (1961), Baba Joon (2015), The Unloved (2009), South West 9 (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: coming of age, job interview, racism, racist, social criticism
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
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95%
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 ...
Plot: knife fight, dysfunctional family, bar, juvenile delinquency, mother daughter relationship, racial violence, racism, generation gap, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, prejudice, race riot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 350
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: family relations, coming of age, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: social worker, child abuse, isolation, life is a bitch, hopes, abandonment, child care, drug use, human spirit, faith, orphanage, indifference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 376
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 addict, drug dealing, drug use, violence, lsd, trance, rave, music, drug dealer, drug addiction, drug trade, junkie ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, elderly, youth, golden years, retirement home life, loneliness, child protagonist, sexual harassment, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 653
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: isolation, drug abuse, addiction, countryside, social decay, family problems, society, life is a bitch, mental illness, small town, crumbling marriage, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 187
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: remote village, farmer, farming, father son relationship, loneliness
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 11K
Lean on Pete (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
Style: road movie, exciting, captivating, disturbing, light
Plot: horse, racehorse, father son relationship, teenage boy, money, on the road, coming of age, loneliness, doctor, horse trainer, trophy, drunk ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 318
A Brutal Game (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows a famous scientist (Bruno Cremer) who rules over his errant disabled daughter (Emmanuelle Debever) with an iron fist. He's meticulous and tyrannical, while she is impetuous but equally cruel in her own immature way.
Plot: loneliness, handicapped, female nudity, male nudity, leg brace, sexual awakening, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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 ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, latinx lead, lgbt teen, gay latino, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, gay, latin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, misfit, hardcase students, dedicated educator, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: lawyer, amateur theater, weirdo, boarding school, world war one, lesbianism, world war two, cynicism, evolution, garden, father son relationship, atheism ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 addict, drug use, teenage angst, drug addiction, husband wife relationship, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, teenage boy, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, deserter, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 director, attempted rape, isolation, loneliness, countryside, kitten, chinese food, paranoia, baby, bare breasts, shower, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, witty, touching ...
Plot: espionage, state affairs, secret agents, government agency, undercover, parents and children, working undercover, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, spy, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.0
 4K
Are We Ok? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Temmuz is an openly gay sculptor living at a flat with his dog in Istanbul. He lives a bohemian lifestyle and has a happy go lucky, carefree, eccentric (such as believing in good luck charms) character, frequently distracting him from his work as a ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, illustrator, lgbt, friendship, gay slur, father son relationship, disability, wheelchair, sculptor, depression, gay lead character, gay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 465
Baby Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When her mother dies, her attractive young daughter hungry for love moves into the dead woman's house as a quest to seduce its tenants in her desperate search for love.
Plot: lolita, exploitation, suicide, sexless marriage, coming of age, cuckolded husband, girl wearing a miniskirt, cuckold, guilt, assault, sex scene, nightmare ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, parenthood, single father, overcoming, widower, cancer, step siblings, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 974
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: rough, touching, sentimental, melancholic, sincere
Plot: redemption, storytelling, fall in love, death, life is a bitch, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, family relations, friendship, destiny, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ash is a man torn between two worlds, that of his family and friends and the other, of his dreams. This is his story set across London with it's fast paced nightlife and run ins with the law all caught on camera from the Director of Kidulthood.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, society, parents and children, nightclub, suburbs, radio dj, family problems, hopes, coming of age, bollywood, nightlife, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 307
A Number (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A father is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades earlier. Based on a play by Caryl Churchill.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cloning, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, clones, father son relationship, doctor, hospital, genetics, uncover truth, human nature, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, destiny, rich and poor, family problems, family relations, power relations, disagreement, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, sincere, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth, social decay, down on your luck, friendship, society, injustice, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 6
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: one man show, suspense
Plot: british, city, suicide thoughts, anti hero, desperation, trapped, united kingdom, isolation, anti heroes, locked in, psycho, bug ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Consenting Adult (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family conflict, male homosexuality, telephone call, first gay sexual experience, psychiatry, male virgin, waterfront, gay son, athlete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%