Movies like King of Thieves 2003

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King of Thieves (2003)
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King of Thieves (2003)
Original name: König der Diebe
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, kidnapping, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, youth, crimes, sexual abuse, hopes, dishonesty, siblings relations, pimp, child abuse, human trafficking, slave trade, child labor, trafficking, prostitute, society, immigrants, innocence lost, female nudity, gun, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, berlin germany, germany, europe, eastern europe

Most similar movies to King of Thieves

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, society, youth, crimes, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Horror genres. Some movies like King of Thieves: Holly (2006), Jet Boy (2001), Lilet Never Happened (2012), Sex Traffic (2004), Blue Spring (2001). 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: innocence lost, child prostitution, lifestyle, prostitute, young heroes, going straight, sexual abuse, redemption, social decay, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia
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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, kids in trouble, orphan, teenage prostitution, child neglect, prostitute, lifestyle, young heroes, life is a bitch, youth, danger, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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100%
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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, danger, prostitute, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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60%
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Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
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Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitute, human trafficking, sexual abuse, pimp, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, society, stripper, whistleblower, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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100%
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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: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school, life is a bitch, friendship, high school life, society, teenage life, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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45%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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45%
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, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, youth, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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43%
Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hidden identity, going straight, follow your dream, youth, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, family relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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42%
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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, youth, society, life is a bitch, 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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41%
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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, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, incest, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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40%
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, crime, society ...
Time: contemporary
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 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, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, kids in trouble, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, obsessive quest, danger, injustice, family problems, prostitute, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, gang, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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38%
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Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, biting ...
Plot: summer camp, child abuse, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 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: boy, social worker, kids in trouble, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, life is a bitch, isolation, danger, hopes, youth, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, juvenile delinquency, gang, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, crimes, drug dealing, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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36%
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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36%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, society, youth, crimes, drug dealing, romance, life is a bitch, downfall, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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36%
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, society, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, realism, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
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35%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, family relations, hopes, youth, human nature, family life, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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35%
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Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, babies and infants, society, immigrants, legal action, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, sexual abuse, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
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, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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34%
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, politics, mayor, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, youth, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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34%
Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, youth, strong sexual content, kids in trouble, village, village life, innocence lost, prostitute, life is a bitch, voyeurism, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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33%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, life is a bitch, undercover, hopes, crimes, human nature, law enforcement, society, terminal illness, confession, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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33%