Movies like Bolivia

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Bolivia (1999)
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: tense, sincere, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, restaurant, cafe, unemployment, bar, crimes, friends, misfit, rich and poor, life is a bitch, realism, discrimination, society, urban, working class, social misfits, immigrants, city life, culture clash, social decay, down on your luck, social relations, dancing, boxing, soccer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina, bolivia, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, misfit, urban, friendship, down on your luck and money mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bolivia: All or Nothing (2002), The City (1998), If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998), If You Were Young: Rage (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, urban ghetto life, city life, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: gloomy, rough, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, human nature, society, urban, social decay, drug abuse, danger, drug dealing, injustice, prostitute, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: heist, gang, pregnancy, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, betrayal, going straight, social decay, teenage life, survival, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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If You Were Young: Rage (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: If You Were Young: Rage highlights the other side of post-war Japanese prosperity, focusing on the throngs of young people who missed out on the boom. We follow a group of young men that can't seem to get ahead, despite their willingness to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough
Plot: hit and run, unemployment, crimes, city life, hopes, life is a bitch, crime, friends, kids in trouble, family relations, vengeance, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 4K
Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, hate, ideology, refugee, misfit, counterculture, ethnic, society, youth, friends, friendship, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 1K
Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: gloomy, rough, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: pimp, prostitute, immigrants, family relations, going straight, couples, urban, society, starting over, life is a bitch, babies and infants, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, family in crisis, social misfits, misfit, society, family problems, realism, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: social decay, family life, misfit, society, murder, village, racism, realism, secret place, violence spree, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, estrangement, family in crisis, love and romance, hopes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, unfulfillment, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 475
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, violence, murder, vandalism, police investigation, uncover truth, crimes, interracial relations, law enforcement, society, countryside, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a dog-eat-dog world, Raimundo Nonato has found an alternative way to move ahead: he cooks. No matter what social strata this deceptively innocent young man inhabits, he hones his skills and sharpens his knives—and then he falls in love. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, food, immigrants, love and romance, fall in love, respect, survival, owner, society, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 9K
The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: native american, life is a bitch, social decay, misfit, americana, injustice, society, alcohol abuse, gang, unemployment, family relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, life is a bitch, workplace situations, petty job, social misfits, exile, poet, workplace, village life, immigrants, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 532
It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, realism, love affair, wooing, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vandalism, family life, vengeful fired employee, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
Plot: taxi driver, racism, immigrants, couple relations, society, family relations, working class, assassination, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Journey to the Sun (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: friendship, injustice, discrimination, politics, racism, society, culture clash, self discovery, obsessive quest, false accusation, city life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, iraq, istanbul turkey, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 48
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, boot camp, social decay, working the system, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: rough, offbeat, tense, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hopes, down on your luck, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, life is a bitch, society, introspection, misfit, countryside, immigrants
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 837
The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic
Plot: brothel, post war, urban, society, against the odds, social decay, power relations, ambition, cafe, human nature, misfit, social differences ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, hopes, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, social decay, urban ghetto, friends, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 2K
Amal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: idealism, taxi driver, inheritance, urban, society, generosity, working class, hopes, down on your luck, city life, life is a bitch, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, misfit, innocence lost, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, racism, parents and children, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 170
The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: friends, redemption, culture clash, innocence lost, misfit, human nature, urban, society, friendship, social decay, family relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 16K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, looking for love, porn, urban, society, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 861
The Exiles (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The story of one wild but typical night in the lives of three young American Indians who have left their reservations to live in downtown Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: bar fight, native american, culture clash, estrangement, americana, racism, city life, social misfits, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, friends, urban ghetto ...
Time: 50s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hour of the Star (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: down on your luck, social misfits, immigrants, city life, hopes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, social decay, urban ghetto, countryside, working class, rich and poor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, criminal heroes, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, homeless, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, realism, supportive coworker, family relations, society, misfit, immigrants, workplace situations, workplace, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 36
Nagima (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ugly, illiterate and an uncommunicative “graduate” of the city orphanage, Nagima is a young woman whose life offers little potential for success or even happiness. Nagima rents a tiny room on the outskirts of the city of Almaty with her fellow ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: pregnancy, best friends, misfit, physical appearance, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social misfits, dealing with death, love and romance, looking for love, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%