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My Childhood (1972)
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is reflected most closely at this time of his life as an eight-year-old living on the breadline with his half-brother and sick grandmother in a poor mining village.
Style: sincere, touching, offbeat, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, realism, dysfunctional family, society, working class, social misfits, wartime life, siblings relations, down on your luck, kids in trouble, coming of age, animal cruelty, train, railway, pow, poverty, boy, german soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe

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Most similar movies to My Childhood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, society, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship and parents and children mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Childhood: My Ain Folk (1973), My Way Home (1978), Simon & the Oaks (2011), The Long Day Closes (1992), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: bleak, sincere, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, society, family life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, down on your luck, mental illness, parents and children, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy, sincere
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, friendship, teenage life, bittersweet, society, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, military, coming of age, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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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, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, culture clash, working class, youth, society, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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30%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, youth, society, artists and showbiz, solace, filmmaking, human nature, family life, homecoming, working class ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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24%
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A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, immigrants, prodigy, single parent, gang, society, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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23%
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
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, family relations, youth, friendship, society, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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22%
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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, life is a bitch, school, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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22%
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: touching, witty, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: boss and employee, sexual relations, friendship, gender bending, showbiz, couples, injustice, coming out, self discovery, bittersweet, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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21%
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, human spirit, friendship, society, down on your luck, youth, change of luck, family relations, post war, obsessive quest, wartime life ...
Place: asia
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, danger, hopes, heroes, family relations, dentist, attic ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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21%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, friends, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, book, boy, poverty, tree, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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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 boy, teenage girl, down on your luck, siblings relations, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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20%
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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: 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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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: society, youth, family relations, self discovery, introspection, forces of nature, parents and children, desperation, poverty, down on your luck, countryside, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina
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20%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
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Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, countryside, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, siblings relations, family life, death in the family, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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19%
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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, homeless, street kid, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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19%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, youth, society, life is a bitch, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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19%
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, youth, family in crisis, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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19%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, political unrest, journalism, fascism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, against the odds, media, state affairs, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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19%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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19%
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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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Dance of Reality (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: “Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro ...
Style: art house, realistic, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, kids in trouble, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, street kid, parents and children, misfit, youth, society, social misfits ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, injustice, mistaken identity, society, social differences, life is a bitch, family relations, political unrest, immigrants, city life, graphic violence, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, anti semitism, political unrest, idealism, wartime life, church, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, homeless, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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18%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, misfit, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, confined, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, belgium
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18%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: abusive husband, culture clash, immigrants, feminism, dysfunctional family, human spirit, self discovery, society, estrangement, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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18%