Movies like Dangerous Child

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Dangerous Child (2001)
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Dangerous Child (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A divorced mother faces the bitter irony of being suspected of child abuse when in fact her own teen son is taking verbal and physical swipes at her.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, single parent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, domestic disturbance, false accusation, teenage boy, teen angst, physical abuse, tragic event, divorced parents, tragedy, rage, arrest, angry, mother son relationship, graphic violence, teenager, party, lawyer, car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Dangerous Child: Return to Innocence (2001), My Son (2006), Reviving Ophelia (2010), Sins of the Mother (2010), Zion and His Brother (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, false accusation, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, psychological abuse, family problems, suburban life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, mentally unstable, youth, overprotective mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage life, family life, obsession, youth, parents and children, single parent, buried truth, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, youth, single parent, society, dysfunctional family, working class, life is a bitch, realism, small town, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, youth, family relations, parents and children, realism, single parent, rebellion, child as adult, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, youth, family problems, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulations, manipulation, couple relations, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, society, family problems, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, urban ghetto life, society, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, coming of age, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 1K
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 ⇓
62%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, rough, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, drug abuse, family relations, youth, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, realism, life is a bitch, family relations, protecting from truth, urban ghetto, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 845
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family in crisis, isolation, family problems, single parent, youth, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Daughter's Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, money raising, obsession, teenage life, kids in trouble, family in crisis, parents and children, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: introspection, factory worker, politics, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, injustice, youth, parents and children, factory, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, depression, teen suicide, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
51%
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, dysfunctional family, high school, teenage life, family problems, youth, first sex, borderline personality disorder, mother daughter relationship, family relations, bus, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, father son relationship, double life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, skater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, righting the wronged, custody, adoption, fighting the system, rivalry, family problems, parents and children, single parent, legal, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 726
Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: summer camp, child abuse, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 978
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
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Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, alcohol abuse, negligence, neo realism, family relations, sex addict, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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