Movies like The Selfish Giant

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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: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, captivating, bleak, gloomy, allegory ...
Plot: friendship, theft, domestic violence, horse, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, thief, misfit, poverty, child abuse, youth, realism, society, social misfits, uncontrollable, brutality, junkyard, character study, alone in the world, friends, collector, dealer, crumbling relationship, buddies, uninhibited rivalry ...
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, gloomy and bleak films with plots about youth, friendship, society, teenage life, coming of age, life is a bitch and friends mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Selfish Giant: Kes (1969), Small Faces (1995), Fish Tank (2009), Thirteen (2003), Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, bird, childhood, school, coming of age, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, falcon, teasing, society, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
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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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, misfit, social misfits, crimes, school, parents and children, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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100%
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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: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, innocence lost, fall in love, adolescence, coming of age, party, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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100%
 6.8
 79K
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, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, peer pressure, underage drinking, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family problems, friendship, life is a bitch, theft, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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100%
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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, self discovery, friends, power relations, hardcase students, dedicated educator, misfit, lifestyle, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, social misfits, social decay, society, humiliation, teenage life, youth, friendship, rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
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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: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, high school life, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school, teenage sexuality, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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100%
 7.5
 9K
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, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, drowning, neighbor, canal, mouse, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, picked on, kids in trouble, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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50%
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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: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, elderly, misfit, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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23%
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, drug abuse, society, misfit, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 714
Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, youth, hopes, friendship, teenage life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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22%
 6.5
 2K
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, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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22%
 7.0
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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: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, sexual initiation, bad girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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22%
 7.6
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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, serious ...
Plot: rage, domestic violence, drunkenness, violence, abuse, redemption, society, frustration, character study, prison visit, death of husband, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, urban, buddies, friends, family drama, adolescence, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, love and romance, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, school, friendship, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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21%
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, society, manic, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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21%
 6.8
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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: serious, emotional, touching, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, misfit, hopes, disability, friends, father son relationship, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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20%
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George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, hopes, society, social relations, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, immigrants, unfulfilled love, society, unfulfillment, youth, love, couples, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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20%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kidnapping, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, downfall, high school, high school life, youth, crimes, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, social relations, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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19%
 6.9
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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, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, single parent, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: friendship, immigrants, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, kids in trouble, campaign, deportation, teenage life, society, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, england, europe, glasgow scotland
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19%
 7.5
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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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, golden years, elderly, youth, retirement home life, loneliness, child protagonist, child in peril, sexual harassment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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19%