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, youth, circus, kidnapping, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, sexual abuse, siblings relations, dishonesty, hopes, pimp, child abuse, child labor, boy, human trafficking, trafficking, traumatic childhood, coming of age, sex crime, boyhood, prostitute, society, immigrants, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, berlin germany, ukraine, germany, europe

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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, coming of age, kids in trouble, family relations and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like King of Thieves: Behavior (2014), Without Destination (2002), Camp (2013), Abandoned (2001), Gardens of the Night (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: education, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, fighting the system, alcoholic mother, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, hardcase students, society, rebellion, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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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, psychological, rough, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, biting
Plot: boy, child abuse, summer camp, camp counselor, youth, kids in trouble, friendship, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, art house ...
Plot: corporal punishment, orphan, children, kids in trouble, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, boarding school life, teenage life, friendship, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, hungary
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100%
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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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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: disturbing, emotional, psychological, bleak, touching ...
Plot: innocence lost, child prostitution, lifestyle, going straight, young heroes, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, social decay, youth, village ...
Time: 21st century
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, sexy ...
Plot: kids in trouble, man boy relationship, orphan, child neglect, gay, youth, prostitute, teenage prostitution, coming of age, lifestyle, young heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Sold (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. When the Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's father says she must leave home and take a job to ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, social
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sex trafficking, child prostitution, child trafficking, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, forced prostitution, poverty, teenager, salvation, new job, suspense, stepfather, sexual harassment ...
Place: nepal, india
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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, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: human trafficking, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitute, pimp, woman in danger, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, gangsters, human rights, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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The Devils (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Les Diables (The Devils) chronicles the struggle of an autistic girl and her brother trying to survive without their parents.
Style: disturbing, captivating, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: autism, brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, mentally challenged, escape, on the run, life is a bitch, orphan, society, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: marseille, france
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75%
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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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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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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, society, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, criminal, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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For My Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers' ...
Style: disturbing, rough, touching
Plot: brother brother relationship, pedophilia, child prostitution, child abuse, sexual perversion, father son relationship, incest, mistreatment, brothers, homosexual rape, boy, lgbt ...
Place: norway
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100%
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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, kids in trouble, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, social worker, life is a bitch, isolation, youth, redemption, coming of age, police, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: quebec, canada
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22%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, boy, father, urban ghetto, little boy, urban ghetto life
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, sad ...
Plot: prostitute, teenage prostitution, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, woman in danger, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, youth, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: political, art house, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: kurd, juvenile delinquency, prison life, jail, holocaust, sex crime, social injustice, traumatic childhood, politics, child abuse, revolutionary, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: kurdistan, turkey, france, europe
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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, tense, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, child abuse, lawyer, under the surface, family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, incestuous relationship, degradation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sad
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, juvenile delinquency, social decay, realism, society, life is a bitch, youth, friendship between boys, troubled youth, coming of age, boy, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: serbia
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, manga
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, friendship, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, society, high school, youth, coming of age, gangsters ...
Place: japan, asia
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, uplifting, thought provoking, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: youth, hopes, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, injustice, obsessive quest, escapades, prostitute, society, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, india
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20%
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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, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, gang, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, police corruption, urban ghetto life, society, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social misfits ...
Place: latin america, mexico
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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, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, coming of age, courtroom, man boy relationship, teenage life, parents and children, custody, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch ...
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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: serious, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: youth, street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch, orphan, society, cons and scams, rich and poor, negligence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: hidden identity, follow your dream, going straight, ex convict, family problems, estrangement, youth, teenage life, hopes, family relations, parents and children, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vienna, europe, austria
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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: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, society, social decay, youth, siblings relations, friendship, bosnian war, family relations
Time: 21st century
Place: bosnia
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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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: revenge, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, high school life, drug abuse, youth, social misfits, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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