Movies like Midnight

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Midnight (1998)
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Midnight (1998)
Original name: O Primeiro Dia
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 75 min.
Story: On December 31st 1999, destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, distopia, romance, couple relations, beach, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, stalking, fugitives, hopes, mute or deaf, urban ghetto life, society, human nature, idealism, innocence lost, lovers on the run, urban ghetto, female director, suicide attempt, slum, new year's eve, prison riot, fireworks
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, family relations and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Midnight: Mango Yellow (2002), Forbidden to Forbid (2006), Stolen Dreams (2009), Almost Brothers (2004), Hour of the Star (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mango Yellow (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: bar, life is a bitch, love affair, working class, infidelity, couple relations, redemption, sexual relations, human nature, love and romance, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new zealand, brazil
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95%
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Hour of the Star (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, orphan, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, immigrants, society, misfit, starting over, oracle, longing, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: age difference, teacher, letter, retired, on the road, realism, brazilian, alcoholic, long lost relative, friendship, poverty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, village, village life, innocence lost, kids in trouble, voyeurism, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: crime, society, losing-it hero, graphic violence, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, downfall, drug abuse, destiny, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, netherlands, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: semi serious, realistic, experimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, idealism, prison life, hopes, society, gang, life is a bitch, friendship, tragic love, don quixote, urban ghetto life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, injustice, realism, couples, society, couple relations, parents and children, factory, working class, labor union, class struggle
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Bad Son (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drug abuse, cons and scams, society, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, downfall, rehabilitation, going straight, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession during the Spanish Civil War
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, political unrest, idealism, confined, society, spanish civil war, artist, doctor, romance, love story, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, brooklyn new york city, human nature, down on your luck, teenage life, against the odds, society, hopes, youth, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, gang, life is a bitch, going straight, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, criminal heroes, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Given Word (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross - like Jesus - all the way ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, realistic, serious
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: invisibility, society, female director, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, ottoman empire, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nordrand (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, immigrants, gender, love and romance, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, romance, social relations, friends, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family in crisis, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, against the odds, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: 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 ⇓
34%
 6.2
 497
Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 736
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The death of a prince brings a young woman back to the palace where she was born into servitude. The lingering legacy of the harem is brought into light from behind frosted windows and velvet curtains.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: master and servant, destiny, discrimination, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, friendship, captivity, haunted by the past, politics, society, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: realistic, gloomy, tense, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, drug abuse, realism, society, unwanted pregnancy, vengeance, deadend life, life is a bitch, babies and infants, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, hopes, starting over, redemption, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, romance, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 60
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 ⇓
32%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, street kid, hopes, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%