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The Selfish Giant (2013)
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The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, bleak, depressing, harsh, heartbreaking, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, teenage life, thief, youth, friends, misfit, child abuse, collector, realism, juvenile delinquency, society, crumbling relationship, buddies, social misfits, uninhibited rivalry, animal training, kids in trouble, dealer, uncontrollable, working class, poverty, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about friendship, youth, society, coming of age, life is a bitch, misfit and male nudity mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Selfish Giant: Small Faces (1996), Thirteen (2003), Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005), Kes (1969), My Brother Tom (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Small Faces (1996)
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, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, school, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, youth, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, makeover, peer pressure, theft, addiction, coming of age, friendship, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, underage drinking, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
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37%
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, serious, touching
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, bullying, rugby, boarding school life, teachers and students, hopes, idealism, youth, self discovery, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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36%
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, bird, falcon, friendship, childhood, realism, picked on, step siblings, animal training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, rebellion, misfit, coming of age, countryside, fall in love, friends, innocence lost, rebelliousness, youth, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, age difference, innocence lost, fall in love, youth, adolescence, party, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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33%
Glasgow Girls (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Glasgow Girls is a specially commissioned musical drama for BBC Three that tells the inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement which would eventually help change ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human spirit, fighting the system, society, youth, deportation, idealism, campaign, rebellion, injustice, teenage life, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, england, europe, glasgow scotland
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32%
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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: sincere, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, social misfits, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, high school, teenage life, best friends, kids in trouble, youth, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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31%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, disability, redemption, misfit, introspection, haunted by the past, youth, self discovery, friends, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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29%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, social misfits, family relations, friends, youth, society, gender, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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29%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, infidelity, last wish, war veteran, memory, grief, life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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29%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, injustice, working class, boss and employee, power relations, state affairs, workplace situations, life is a bitch, misfit, society, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, europe, england
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28%
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Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, optimism, self discovery, midlife crisis, partners, human spirit, odd couple, urban, misfit, unfulfillment, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wild Bill (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: touching, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gang, working class, drug dealer, british, parole, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, crimes, irresponsible, petty job, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, friends, dealing with death, golden years, retirement home life, elderly, youth, reconciliation, loneliness, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
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Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, dog, violence, abuse, death of husband, urination, beating, prison visit, drunkenness, pub, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: teenage life, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations, parents and children, urban ghetto life, family relations, golden years, kids in trouble, social misfits, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, society, introspection, social differences, weekend, best friends, coincidence, graduation, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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27%
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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: realistic, rough, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, city life, kids in trouble, crimes, gangsters, going straight, teenage life, social decay, family problems, vengeance, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, society, misfit, family problems, realism, parents and children, picked on, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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27%
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A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: misfit, juvenile delinquency, youth, friends, crimes, kids in trouble, social misfits, society, teenage life, friendship, high school, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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27%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, parents and children, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family in crisis, realism, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, teenage sexuality, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, starting over, going straight, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, dull life, teenage life, unemployment, life is a bitch, working class, society, alcohol abuse, polish, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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25%
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, city life, social misfits, youth, gangsters, social decay, gory, society, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, misfit, human nature, friendship, social decay, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, juvenile delinquency, youth, vengeance, haunted by the past, gang, teenage life, going straight, daydreamer, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, scotland
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24%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, mind bending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, losing-it hero, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, escape from reality, social misfits, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, misfit, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, social misfits, countryside, working class, misfit, society, social differences, snobbism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%