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, suspense, biting
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, misfit, mental institution, life is a bitch, injustice, confined, win over, power relations, social injustice, doctor, large family, wrongfully committed, hospital, suicide, poverty, motherhood, inequality, social differences, epilepsy, human rights, 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, bleak and touching 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: Two-Legged Horse (2008), Gimme Shelter (2013), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Edi (2002), Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: abusive mother, homeless, starting over, survival, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, domestic violence, family problems, pregnancy, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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29%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, parents and children, pregnancy, life is a bitch, society, youth, homeless, family relations, destiny, drifter, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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29%
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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, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hate crime, murder, youth, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, gay slur, graphic violence, injustice, college, coming out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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26%
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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, 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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26%
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, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: social relations, teenage life, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, friends, self discovery, teenager, school, youth, misled, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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25%
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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, doctors and patients, political unrest, injustice, society, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, doctor, tragedy, terrorism, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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23%
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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, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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23%
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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, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, power relations, basic training, boot camp, military, social differences, society, immigrants, humiliation, hapless soldier, officers and cadets ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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23%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, touching ...
Plot: countryside, wartime life, village, anti semitism, isolation, village life, social differences, life is a bitch, society, survival, injustice, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, europe
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22%
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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, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, human nature, doctors and patients, isolation, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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22%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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22%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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22%
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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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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: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth, drug dealing, hip hop, addiction, drug dealer, misfit, social misfits, love and romance, society, going straight, hopes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
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21%
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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: serious, emotional, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, single mother, kids in trouble, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gang, drug dealing, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, mockery, teenager, outcast, betrayal by friend, school, first love, deception, brutality, grandfather granddaughter relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
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20%
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: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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20%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace, life is a bitch, chaos, environmentalism, factory, state affairs, society, human nature, political corruption, workplace situations, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
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20%
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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20%
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, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, youth, culture clash, working class, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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20%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, introspection, teenage life, family relations, escape from reality, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, youth, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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20%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, wrongfully committed, martial arts, prison, mental illness, terminal illness, showbiz, doctors and patients, human spirit, power relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
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20%
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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20%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, human nature, power relations, injustice, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
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: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, captivity, prison life, politics, against humanity, confined, starvation, re-education, state affairs, society, worker, death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: china, asia
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20%