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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, teenage life, orphan, love affair, juvenile delinquency, crimes, youth, forbidden love, romance, street kid, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, realism, society, rebelliousness, rescue, mafia, child prostitution, street life, clergy, coming of age, child rape, adult actress playing teenage girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and rough films with plots about society, love and romance, youth, crimes, romance, life is a bitch and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Little Polish: The Vulture (2010), Steve + Sky (2004), The Classic (2003), Sket (2011), Lulu (2014). 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, captivating, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: car accident, love affair, crimes, insurance, romance, life is a bitch, society, neo noir, cons and scams, lawyers and clients, power relations, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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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, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, misfit, criminal heroes, pimp, prison, prostitute, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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77%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, youth, romance, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, youth, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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71%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, romance, youth, society, urban, young lovers, city life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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71%
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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: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, crimes, family relations, society, youth, urban, working class, terminal illness, down on your luck, criminal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: gloomy, touching, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, runaway, gang, urban, addiction, survival, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life, false accusation, life is a bitch, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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66%
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, couples, fall in love, small town, friends, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, danger, life is a bitch, social worker, teaching the ways of the world, social decay, urban ghetto life, youth, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, romance, on the run, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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57%
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
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52%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 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: rough, captivating, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, homeless, vengeance, youth, danger, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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52%
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: drug dealing, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime, romance, on the run, life is a bitch, crimes, brazilian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, countryside, teenage life, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, street kid, confined, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, hostage, negotiation, youth, crimes, hostages, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, lifestyle, young lovers, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, sincere, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: friendship, gang, lifestyle, teenage life, rich and poor, against the odds, drug abuse, crimes, society, hopes, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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47%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, society, immigrants, romance, politics, crimes, starting over, estrangement, visa, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, miami, florida
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45%
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: tragic love, prostitute, interracial relations, graphic violence, profanity, strong sexual content, injustice, urban ghetto, couples, parents and children, racism, city life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
You Have My Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Inspired by the Telegu (southern Indian) film, "Pelli Chuskundam," the plot follows the life of a rape victim (Aishwarya Rai). Now, a disgrace to her family, she is turned away from her house after the sexual assault. But she finds shelter ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: romance, prostitute, life is a bitch, bollywood, crimes, love and romance, love, illegitimate child, rape victim, love triangle, adulterer, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Loving Hurts You (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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Another Life (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, rescue, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sara (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Forty-something Leon is an alcoholic, ex-special forces barely scraping by when he's hired by a mobster to protect his 16 year old daughter. Not only does Leon have to clean up his act, but also handle the romantic advances of his ward and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: sex with a minor, love affair, girl man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, love and romance, danger, fall in love, alcohol abuse, teenage life, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland
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41%
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170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: mute or deaf, forbidden love, love affair, youth, love and romance, rebelliousness, coming of age, young lovers, misfit, rebellion, bittersweet, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Samson & 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: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, hunger, teenage love, power of love, homeless, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, fall in love, first love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, kiss, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cristo Rey (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: serious, rough, touching, realistic
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, siblings relations, love triangle, love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%