Movies like The New Man

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The New Man (2007)
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The New Man (2007)
Original name: Den nya människan
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, biting, suspense
Plot: pregnancy, society, teenage life, youth, mental illness, mental institution, confined, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, win over, power relations, social injustice, doctor, large family, wrongfully committed, suicide, hospital, poverty, motherhood, social differences, epilepsy, inequality, nurse, death of mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden

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Most similar movies to The New Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, teenage life, family relations and social misfits mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The New Man: Nobody Owns Me (2013), Edi (2002), Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001), Hi, Tereska (2001), A Thousand Times Stronger (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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95%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, homeless, youth, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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85%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, society, hate crime, gay slur, coming out, college, graphic violence, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
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, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, sexual initiation, bad girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Thousand Times Stronger (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The arrival of a new girl causes a stir in classroom social structure.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, social relations, teenage life, misfit, self discovery, friends, high school life, teenager, pursuit, school, misled, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
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Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, doctors and patients, injustice, society, wartime life, life is a bitch, friendship, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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61%
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Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mental institution, mental illness, estrangement, misfit, confined, society, human nature, doctors and patients, social misfits, doctor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, touching, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, estrangement, life turned upside down, family problems, parents and children, drug abuse, society, teenage prostitute, teenage prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 158
Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military base, military life, power relations, basic training, military, boot camp, social differences, immigrants, society, humiliation, failed attempt, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, farm, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, love and romance, master and servant, misfit, social differences, injustice, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, prison life, idealism, political unrest, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 158
Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: touching, bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, wartime life, village life, village, anti semitism, survival, isolation, injustice, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, society, lifestyle, love and romance, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 112
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: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: chaos, environmentalism, workplace, life is a bitch, dishonesty, factory, state affairs, danger, society, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, losing-it hero, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, single parent, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.9
 648
On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: rough, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, social misfits, youth, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, misfit, hopes, rebelliousness, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 703
The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, unfulfillment, mental illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, human spirit, prison, martial arts, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Freaking Beautiful World (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: youth, drug dealing, hip hop, addiction, drug dealer, teenager, misfit, going straight, society, teenage life, drug abuse, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, prostitute, society, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, state affairs, anti war, political unrest, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 261
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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, youth, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, youth, misfit, elderly, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 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, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, family relations, realism, social misfits, youth, misfit, society, discrimination, single mother, resilience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, disability, dehumanization, parents and children, street kid, realism, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, society, youth, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prison life, captivity, re-education, starvation, confined, against humanity, politics, society, state affairs, death, worker ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%