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Silenced (2011)
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Silenced (2011)
Original name: 도가니
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, emotional, realistic, intense, gloomy
Plot: child abuse, rape, sex crime, mute or deaf, disability, teacher student sex, sexual abuse, deaf mute, punishment, life is a bitch, youth, society, social activist, power relations, school, misfit, teachers and students, death, single father, chaos, protest, hopelessness, fight, drawing, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea

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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, society, youth, sexual abuse, rape, family relations and misfit mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Silenced: The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Crocodile (1996), Maya (2001), Han Gong-ju (2013), Wish (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, man boy relationship, child molestation, homosexual rape, catholic priest, underage sex, orphanage, rape of a minor, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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Crocodile (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han River in Seoul, who saves a woman trying to commit ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak
Plot: suicide, performer's life, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit, mute or deaf, betrayal, street vendor, street kid, underwater, homelessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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100%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, introspection, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, youth, injustice, kids in trouble, religions or cults, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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100%
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Han Gong-ju (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: teenage rape, high school, haunted by the past, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, school, investigation, uncover truth, society, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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100%
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Wish (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After 8-year-old So-won narrowly survives a brutal sexual assault, her family labors to help her heal while coping with their own rage and grief.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, heartbreaking, uplifting
Plot: child abuse, recovery, hospital, rapist, victim, trial, father daughter relationship, courtroom, media, surgery, mass media, left for dead ...
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100%
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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, child abuse, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, incest, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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38%
Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, dehumanization, lifestyle, parents and children, society, youth, master and servant, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
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36%
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, child rape, police, psychologist, stripper, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
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36%
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, rape victim, school, high school, youth, rehabilitation, family problems, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, legal, dishonesty, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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35%
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Glove (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-yeong), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Kim ...
Style: serious, emotional, exciting, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, social relations, misfit, hopes, youth, athlete and trainer, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: rape, high school, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, fighting the system, rebellion, against the odds, youth, legal, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, dishonesty, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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34%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, society, danger, prostitute, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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34%
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, sexual harassment, life is a bitch, social decay, rich and poor, woman in danger, family relations, family problems, urban ghetto life, city life, youth, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, child abuse, false accusation, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, oppression, injustice, child abuse, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, job seeking, disorder, totalitarianism, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: child prostitution, circus, kids in trouble, kidnapping, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, siblings relations, sexual abuse, dishonesty, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, berlin germany, europe, germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, teachers and students, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, dedicated educator, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, deaf mute, ambition, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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33%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, corporal punishment, child rape, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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33%
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White Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Flight attendant Won-Gyu (Won Tae-Hee) left Korea 2 years ago with painful memories and now comes back. Won-Gyu meets Tae-Joon (Lee Yi-Kyung), who is a quick service delivery man and has a special night with him.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: revenge, haunted by the past, introspection, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, male homosexuality, lgbt, gender, society, fight, gay bashing, stewardess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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33%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, elementary school, lifestyle, teachers and students, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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32%
A Girl at My Door (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Do-Hee experiences family violence. Young-Nam works as the head of the police substation. She tries to protect Do-Hee from her violent stepfather Yong-Ha. Though Do-Hee looks naive, she hides a secret. Young-Nam becomes involved in a case with her ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: child abuse, small town, lesbian relationship, adult child friendship, father daughter relationship, incest, obsession, law enforcement, policewoman, police, police station, physical abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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31%
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, single parent, hopes, mute or deaf, legal, family problems, family relations, power relations, teachers and students, family in crisis, courtroom drama, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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31%
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: social worker, kids in trouble, child abuse, boy, danger, life is a bitch, violence, isolation, juvenile delinquent, hopes, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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31%
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, bad girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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31%
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Behavior (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Meet Chala, an eleven year-old boy with a hard life and strong respect for Carmela, his sixth grade teacher. The pair develops a solid bond, but after Carmela suffers an accident, things get complicated…
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: kids in trouble, fighting the system, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, youth, rebellion, hardcase students, dedicated educator, society, hopes, teachers and students, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Say That You Love Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fatou is a teenager yearning for attention and love in Sweden's suburbs. When she is gang raped by some class mates her whole world starts falling apart.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: gang rape, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, sexual abuse, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, high school, society, friendship between girls, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
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31%
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: society, pregnancy, mental illness, teenage life, youth, confined, life is a bitch, misfit, power relations, injustice, win over, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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31%
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Visitors (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hong Sang-Soo’s Lost in the Mountains (South Korea, 32min) the visitor is the supremely self-centred Mi-Sook, who drives to Jeonju on impulse to see her classmate Jin-Young – only to discover that her friend is having an affair with their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: couple relations, haunted by the past, social relations, unlikely couple, down on your luck, abduction, professor, island, realism, female director, power, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, the philippines, japan
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