Movies like Lilet Never Happened

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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
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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 with her wits. But she has to face up to reality when she runs out of innocent dreams.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, social decay, kids in trouble, youth, prostitute, sexual abuse, danger, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police, urban, coming of age, prison, prostitution, street kid, snow white, waitress, mother daughter relationship, shoplifting, street child
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines

Most similar movies to Lilet Never Happened

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, youth, society, kids in trouble, social decay, family relations and sexual abuse mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Lilet Never Happened: Holly (2006), Bog of Beasts (2006), Not Today (2013), Children of Sarajevo (2012), King of Thieves (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Holly (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Israel, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: child prostitution, innocence lost, prostitute, lifestyle, young heroes, going straight, sexual abuse, redemption, social decay, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia
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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
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77%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, escapades, prostitute, society, obsessive quest, danger, youth, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, life is a bitch, family relations, sexual harassment, social decay, rich and poor, woman in danger, urban ghetto life, city life, family problems, gender, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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69%
King of Thieves (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: child prostitution, circus, slave trade, kidnapping, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, sexual abuse, siblings relations, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, berlin germany, germany, europe, eastern europe
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65%
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, controversial, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, society, hate crime, gay slur, coming out, college, graphic violence, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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59%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, parents and children, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, youth, society, religions or cults, kids in trouble, injustice, introspection, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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58%
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Jet Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave Schultz' feature debut Jet Boy is a drama about a boy attempting to figure out his future. Nathan (Branden Nadon) goes on a search to find his father after his mother dies of a drug overdose. Nathan has been prostituting himself in order ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: man boy relationship, prostitute, kids in trouble, child neglect, lifestyle, young heroes, orphan, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, youth, danger, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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52%
Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary, UK, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger in this drama from Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu. Mona Paparu is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica on her own, ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, sexual abuse, prostitute, woman in danger, lifestyle, family relations, single parent, sexual perversion, s&m, brothel, nightlife, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, family relations, denial, life is a bitch, society, human nature, friendship, redemption, city life, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, social worker, child abuse, boy, hopes, life is a bitch, danger, teachers and students, power relations, redemption, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
41%
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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: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, rape, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
Egg and Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Meticulous in every way: the non-professional actors with incredible skills, the beautiful camerawork, the timing and dosing of the tragic storyline about a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl from the countryside. A grown-up feature film debut by a ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy, no music
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, adoption, youth, life is a bitch, estrangement, village, abortion, down on your luck, countryside, girl, water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Johnny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, teenage life, city life, urban, addiction, obsession, human nature, megalomaniac, dogma, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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37%
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 314
Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, dishonesty, babies and infants, life is a bitch, legal, society, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, youth, teenage life, friendship, high school life, life is a bitch, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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36%
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, youth, crimes, society, life is a bitch, realism, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
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34%
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, incest, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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34%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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34%
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Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, haunted by the past, legal action, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, danger, legal, life turned upside down, starting over, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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34%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: racism, family in danger, social decay, realism, danger, life is a bitch, family life, social misfits, murder, society, village, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
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34%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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32%
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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31%
Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: bleak, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, gay, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, addiction, youth, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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31%