Movies like The City and the Dogs

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The City and the Dogs (1985)
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The City and the Dogs (1985)
Original name: La ciudad y los perros
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Style: tense, rough, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: military, investigation, murder, isolation, snitch, army, school, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, vengeance, boarding school, society, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, innocence lost, military life, violence spree, officers and cadets, boarding school life, kids in trouble, power relations, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: peru, latin america

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Most similar movies to The City and the Dogs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about society, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, school, coming of age and crimes mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The City and the Dogs: Twist (2003), Evil (2003), Young Torless (1966), Zero Day (2002), Heart of America (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, corporal punishment, rebelliousness, private school, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, boarding school life, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Young Torless (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: boarding school, mathematics, hypocrisy, fascism, coming of age, torture, bullying, dehumanization, power relations, social relations, kids in trouble, emotionless ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, pre world war one
Place: germany, europe, vienna
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79%
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Zero Day (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school shooting, vengeance, friendship, high school, murder, brutality, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage life, kids in trouble, suicide, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: california
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Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, bully, teenage life, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, youth, hardcase students, society, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, friends, self discovery, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, lifestyle, power relations, teachers and students, teenage life, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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64%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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61%
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, teenage life, friendship, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, soldier, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, france, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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60%
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, social decay, teenage life, social problems, realism, society, rebellion, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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55%
A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: u.s. navy, battleship, military, society, fighting the system, investigation, military life, ship, campaign, army investigation, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Paper Dove (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: crimes, terrorism, love and romance, youth, chaos and mayhem, friend, coming of age, reunited friends, communist, marxism, prison, attack ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru
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50%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, infidelity, love affair, military life, unlikely criminals, society, fighting the system, crimes, grownups ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: germany
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48%
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Taps (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: military school, military academy, last stand, military, older man younger man relationship, hostile takeover, cadet, fighting the system, coming of age, society, save the day, youth ...
Time: 80s
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45%
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Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: bleak, neo noir, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, city life, revenge, reluctant partners, nightshift, male nudity, masturbation ...
Place: colombia
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45%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, prison life, parents and children, loss of family member, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, phoenix arizona, paris france, california ...
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The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, undercover, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, family relations, human nature, society, law enforcement, terminal illness, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america
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Borstal Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, friendship, teenage love, jail cell, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, ira, society, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england
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39%
The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, chocolate, high school, boxing, catholic school, catholic, teachers and students, high school life, gang, fighting the system, underdog, society ...
Time: 80s
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38%
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, mockery, teenager, outcast, betrayal by friend, school, first love, deception, brutality, grandfather granddaughter relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
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37%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, working class, family relations, eviction, survival, school, corporate crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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37%
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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36%
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Brain Drain (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fideo and Panta are two teenage rascals and thieves who dream of traveling to "the promised land", the United States. Rambling between good and evil, roc and tango, this is an action story turned romance when the two youngsters fall in ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kids in trouble, vengeance, rivalry, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, gang, crimes, single mother ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, berlin wall, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, escape, homosexual rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, dark, realistic
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, friendship, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, bullying, vengeance, imagination, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, friendship, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, drug abuse, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, murder, love triangle, one night stand, hustler, politician, infidelity, blackmail, hospital ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venice
⇓ 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: realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: high school, rape, innocence lost, american football, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, against the odds, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
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32%
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social misfits, crimes, society, leadership, youth, misfit, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, prejudice, gang, racial slur, male rape, gay rape, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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31%