Movies like Silenced

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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, sex crime, mute or deaf, disability, teacher student sex, rape, sexual abuse, punishment, life is a bitch, youth, society, social activist, power relations, school, misfit, teachers and students, deaf mute, death, single father, chaos, protest, hopelessness, fight, sign language, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea

Most similar movies to Silenced

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, youth, society, sexual abuse, rape, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Silenced: The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Crocodile (1996), Maya (2001), Accused (2005), Detachment (2011). 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, child molestation, man boy relationship, catholic priest, homosexual rape, sexual abuse, catholicism, clergy, sexual perversion, orphan, child abuse, orphanage ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london
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100%
 6.6
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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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: suicide, performer's life, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, friends, betrayal, friendship, misfit, street kid, street vendor, violence, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 278
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: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child rape, coming of age, injustice, religions or cults, kids in trouble, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, society, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 2K
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, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, under the surface, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, incest, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.7
 74K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, depression, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 2K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage rape, high school, haunted by the past, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, school, investigation, uncover truth, society, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 24K
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, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, youth, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, school, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 277
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, sport, contests and competitions, youth, human spirit, power relations, hopes, athlete and trainer, against the odds, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 983
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, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, youth, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, village life, innocence lost, prostitute, village, kids in trouble, voyeurism, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, pedophile, rape, sex, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 103K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, child abuse, rape, abusive mother, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, poverty, illiteracy, parents and children, aids, fat girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: power relations, family relations, youth, society, misfit, realism, street kid, dehumanization, parents and children, life is a bitch, rich and poor, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, legal, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, kidnapping, life is a bitch, youth, dishonesty, siblings relations, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, berlin germany, germany, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, ambition, life is a bitch, hardcase students, hopes, teachers and students, high school life, against the odds, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, family relations, family problems, teenage life, redemption, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, custody, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 1K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, mentally challenged, teenage life, family relations, single parent, hopes, parents and children, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 8K
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, dishonesty, job seeking, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, totalitarianism, disorder, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 76
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, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, couples, society, human nature, life is a bitch, couple relations, injustice, forceful separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, social decay, woman in danger, rich and poor, life is a bitch, sexual harassment, family relations, city life, urban ghetto life, youth, gender, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, social misfits, dedicated educator, parents and children, against the odds, human spirit, family relations, hopes, ambition, deaf mute, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rehabilitation, misfit, courtroom drama, single parent, teachers and students, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: child abuse, small town, adult child friendship, father daughter relationship, lesbian relationship, incest, obsession, law enforcement, policewoman, little girl, police, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 1K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, suspense ...
Plot: youth, fighting the system, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, hardcase students, society, rebellion, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, dedicated educator, hopes, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 1K
Aurore (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: stepmother, domestic disturbance, remarry, life is a bitch, society, family relations, buried truth, parents and children, child abuse, kids in trouble, trial, stepdaughter ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, youth, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 1K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, down on your luck, dull life, working class, youth, society, unemployment, bad girl, sexual initiation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 605
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: social worker, kids in trouble, child abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, danger, redemption, power relations, teachers and students, violence, rehabilitation, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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