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The Little Polish (2003)
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The Little Polish (2003)
Original name: El polaquito
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls in love with a 16 year old prostitute, also working for the Mafia controlling child exploitation in one of Argentina's busiest train stations. He tries to rescue her from this cruel life with no future. But to do so, he must confront the ruthless adult gang leaders, as well as the young kids who protect them, believing that this Mafia is truly their only option. The story is supposedly based on a true story, which happened, and was discovered in Argentina in the late 90s, early 2000s. Written by Guy33134
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: prostitute, train, orphan, love affair, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, forbidden love, youth, romance, crimes, street kid, rescue, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, society, rebelliousness, realism, mafia, child prostitution, street life, coming of age, clergy, teenage love, child rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, love and romance, society, romance, life is a bitch, fall in love and crimes mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Little Polish: The Vulture (2010), Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011), Falling Like This (2001), Blue (2002), Steve + Sky (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Vulture (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public ...
Style: tense, neo noir, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: car accident, love affair, crimes, romance, insurance, cons and scams, life is a bitch, society, lawyers and clients, power relations, lawyer, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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95%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, rich and poor, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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90%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, opposites attract, unlikely couple, teenage life, couples, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, youth, romance, young lovers, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 401
Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, small town, friends, adolescence, lesbian, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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74%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, pimp, misfit, drug dealing, crimes, prostitute, criminal heroes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.8
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, romance, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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73%
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Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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69%
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 321
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations, society, down on your luck, working class, terminal illness, criminal, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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64%
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, street life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, teenage love, fall in love, countryside, parents and children, teenage life, romance, love and romance, estate, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Where the Day Takes You (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. King, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: street kid, prostitution, hustler, runaway, realism, friends, criminal psychologist, youth, fugitives, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 513
2 Young (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, youth, romance, young lovers, lifestyle, couples, teenage life, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, society, crimes, juvenile delinquency, romance, love and romance, youth, young lovers, love affair, love story, male female relationship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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53%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, friends, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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52%
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Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, against the odds, forbidden love, social differences, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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51%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, homeless, poverty, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, friendship, society, youth, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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50%
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Brazilian Western (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo, a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories and singing with his lyrics. Focusing on the love story of outlaw João do Santo ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, emotional
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, drug dealing, on the run, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crimes, romance, criminal heroes, forbidden love, prison ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Stop 174 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sandro was a boy who loved to sing rap, to kiss, to stare the statue of Christ the Redeemer and dreamed to go visit Copacabana. Growing up on streets, the story culminates at the infamous episode of June 12th 2000, when Sandro hijacked bus 174.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, street kid, hostage, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, drug abuse, youth, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prison escape, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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47%
Generation Now (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, society, family relations, against the odds, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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45%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, orphan, society, youth, gang, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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American Visa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Bolivia, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, politics, society, crimes, love and romance, immigrants, romance, starting over, couples, estrangement, visa, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bolivia, florida, miami
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41%
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Samson and Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, hunger, power of love, teenage love, romance, teenage life, fall in love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, homeless ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, self discovery, romance, youth, love affair, lesbian relationship, follow your dream, countryside, fall in love, teenage girl, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
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41%
Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Aaron and Angela, two young adults living in the Harlem ghetto of New York City, are deeply in love with each other. The only thing standing in the way of their love is their families. Aaron is black, while Angela is Puerto Rican, and neither family ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, tragic love, interracial relations, downfall, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, romance, against the rules, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
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41%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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39%
 7.4
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Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Awarapan is the story of man called Shivam (Emraan Hashmi) who searched for joy but found nothing but pain and loneliness. It is the journey of a godless heartbroken lover who in order to escape from the ghosts of his tragic past dedicates himself ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, hitman, unrequited love, love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, romance, crimes, tragic event, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, youth, seduction, seaside, motel, older woman teenage boy sex, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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37%
 6.4
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Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, family relations, breakup, couples, parents and children, youth, society, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%