Movies like The Selfish Giant

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The Selfish Giant (2013)
 7.3
 10K
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, serious, captivating, tense, bleak, depressing, harsh, heartbreaking, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, buddies, kids in trouble, youth, friends, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, misfit, society, working class, poverty, dealer, collector, animal training, uncontrollable, realism, crumbling relationship, child abuse, thief, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, talky and bleak films with plots about friendship, youth, redemption, coming of age, society, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Selfish Giant: Kes (1969), Small Faces (1996), Thirteen (2003), My Brother Tom (2001), Last Orders (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
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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, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, falcon, bird, friendship, childhood, soccer, realism, life is a bitch, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 1K
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, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, school, human nature, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.8
 74K
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, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, street life, underage drinking, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
 825
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, misfit, rebellion, social misfits, in the woods, countryside, life is a bitch, friends, youth, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.0
 5K
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: talky, realistic, serious, clever, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, memory, grief, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 53K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: family problems, party, youth, innocence lost, coming of age, fall in love, teenager, dysfunctional family, boyfriend, age difference, adolescence, teenage rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, bullying, rugby, coming of age, dedicated educator, hardcase students, social misfits, idealism, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.6
 27K
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, violence, prison visit, urination, pub, death of husband, drunkenness, beating, dog, redemption, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 2K
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, political unrest, construction worker, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, power relations, fish out of water, boss and employee, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, idealism, campaign, fighting the system, rebellion, society, immigrants, teenage life, kids in trouble, injustice, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, clever, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, golden years, dealing with death, retirement home life, elderly, youth, friends, reconciliation, loneliness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 5K
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, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 952
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, disability, misfit, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 579
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, urban, unfulfillment, friends, odd couple, social misfits, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, optimism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 152K
Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, river, teenage boy, boat, first love, adolescence, childhood, houseboat, snake, obsession, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 1K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, urban, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, high school, friends, society, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 11K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, parole, british, drug dealer, working class, realism, parents and children, crime, crimes, family relations, gangsters, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, gangsters, crime, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 7K
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: canal, neighbor, coming of age, drowning, mouse, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, youth, family relations, parents and children, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming of age, social misfits, parents and children, gender, misfit, society, youth, family relations, friendship, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Month in the Country (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, archaeologist, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, village, village life, love and romance, social relations, friends, escape from reality ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 24K
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, self discovery, college life, dishonesty, college, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: school, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto, human nature, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 35K
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, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, childhood, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, murder, friendship, going straight, rehabilitation, child abuse, starting over, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 6K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, realism, dysfunctional family, troubled teen, parent child relationship, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pardon, coming of age, theft, realism, childhood, life is a bitch, acceptance, redemption, orphan, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 9K
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, dysfunctional family, therapy, wannabe, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, coming of age, innocence lost, addiction, self discovery, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 5K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, map, on the road, buddies, introspection, camping, self discovery, partners, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%