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: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, dark, intense, sad, noir, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sex crime, child abuse, rape, disability, deaf mute, mute or deaf, punishment, life is a bitch, deaf, youth, society, social activist, power relations, school, misfit, teachers and students, death, single father, chaos, protest, fight, drawing, evidence, sexual abuse, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, youth, society, rape, coming of age, misfit and sexual abuse mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Silenced: Hope (2013), Han Gong-ju (2013), Crocodile (1996), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Maya (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hope (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: disturbing, heartbreaking, uplifting, sad, rough ...
Plot: child, rapist, hopes, recovery, father daughter relationship, hospital, victim, court, child abuse, friendship, mother, surgery ...
Place: south korea
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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, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage rape, teenager, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, coming of age, estrangement, investigation, uncover truth, family secret, confronting the past, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
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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, bleak, disturbing
Plot: monster, suicide, performer's life, betrayal, life is a bitch, misfit, mute or deaf, friends, friendship, street kid, street vendor, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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100%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Biography, 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, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, catholic priest, child molestation, man boy relationship, orphanage, child molester, pedophile priest, homosexual rape, childhood, underage sex, catholic orphanage ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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86%
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, sexual abuse, injustice, religions or cults, kids in trouble, introspection, society, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia
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100%
Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, child prostitution, rape, pedophilia, child molester, child abduction, pimp, child molestation, pedophile, police officer, confined, haunted by the past ...
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, san diego california
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100%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, educational ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, blind character, against the odds, friendship, fighting the system, human spirit, follow your dream, rebellion, ambition, youth, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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100%
Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: boy, school, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, village, social misfits, misfit, bullying, vengeance, teenage boy, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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100%
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, youth, children, sexual abuse, child molester, family relations, family problems, power relations, rehabilitation, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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27%
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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: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, school, rape, depression, teenage girl, teenage life, youth, innocence lost, family problems, bullying, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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26%
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: touching, realistic, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rape, innocence lost, high school, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, rebellion, youth, fighting the system, against the odds, american football, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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26%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, rape, domestic violence, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, pedophile, children, sexual assault, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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25%
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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, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, mental illness, teenage life, injustice, power relations, win over, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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25%
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Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, childhood, going straight, haunted by the past, released from prison, redemption, rehabilitation, starting over, dysfunctional family, child abuse, murder, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kim Ji-young, an ordinary woman in her 30s, suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, compassionate, psychological
Plot: mother daughter relationship, feminist, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, life is a bitch, female protagonist, bittersweet, relationships, family bonds ...
Place: korea
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25%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, dedicated lawyer, obsession, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, criminal, one last case ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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25%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: children, orphan, youth, adoption, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, girl, abandoned by father, abandoned baby, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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25%
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2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, brother sister incest, suicide, youth, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, social relations, unwanted pregnancy, rape, incest rape, school ...
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia, australia
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25%
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Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: communication problem, disability, teacher, mute or deaf, teachers and students, age difference, struggle, deaf, determination, graduation, human spirit, social misfits ...
Place: india
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25%
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, state affairs, dishonesty, human nature, forceful separation, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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25%
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, art house ...
Plot: dehumanization, street kid, youth, parents and children, realism, life is a bitch, cruelty, poverty, power relations, family relations, master and servant, disability ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, iran, asia, middle east
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25%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, prostitute, society, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, prostitution, police, relationships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manila philippines, the philippines, asia
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25%
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The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
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25%
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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: mute or deaf, deaf mute, teachers and students, parents and children, social misfits, human spirit, family relations, against the odds, dedicated educator, hopes, ambition, determination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
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25%
 8.3
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The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, sad, controversial ...
Plot: injustice, teacher, life turned upside down, false accusation, child abuse, divorce, pedophile, social injustice, friendship between men, choir, divorced man, church ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
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24%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Iran
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, dishonesty, survival, oppression, child abuse, injustice, life is a bitch, justice, brutality, religion, police investigation, women ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, poland, iran, afghanistan, pakistan
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24%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, homosexual, coming of age, sexual abuse, pedophilia, homosexual rape, child molestation, youth, male rape, homosexuality, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1987 ...
Place: kansas, new york, usa
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24%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, against the odds, teachers and students, isolation, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, injustice, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, bounty hunter, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, youth, society, down on your luck, working class, dull life, unemployment, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
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24%