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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
Plot: 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, kids in trouble, down on your luck, coming of age, animal cruelty, train, railway, poverty, boy, german soldier, grandmother, misery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about society, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, family relations, 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), Small Faces (1996), The Long Day Closes (1992). 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: captivating, bleak, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: child neglect, dysfunctional family, youth, boarding school, family life, realism, teenage life, family problems, family relations, boarding school life, social misfits, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: child neglect, youth, self discovery, friends, redemption, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, military, friendship, soldier, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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53%
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: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, countryside, society, misfit, social differences, family relations, snobbism, working class, wartime life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
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26%
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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, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, human nature, misfit, introspection, society, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, atmospheric, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, school, homecoming, youth, solace, family life, self discovery, filmmaking, family relations, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, working class ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, liverpool
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22%
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: touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: coming of age, wartime life, siblings relations, immigrants, family in crisis, parents and children, prodigy, family relations, youth, single parent, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, youth, vengeance, urban ghetto, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, gang, orphan, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, jewish, hopes, confinement indoors, anti heroes, wartime life, confined, family in danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: holland, amsterdam, europe
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21%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, witty, realistic ...
Plot: boss and employee, gays and lesbians, power relations, friends, transvestism, coming out, self discovery, couples, gender bending, fighting the system, friendship, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england
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21%
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Boy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, kids in trouble, family relations, family problems, family life, social decay, dishonesty, estrangement, society, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: unemployment, society, power relations, friends, family relations, social decay, coming of age, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, youth, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family problems, family relations, dull life, life is a bitch, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, family in crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
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20%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: ambition, idealism, rebellion, fascism, life is a bitch, wartime life, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, against the odds ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, political unrest, teenage life, family problems, human spirit, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, hopes, innocence lost, custody, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage love, society, coming of age, friends, on the run, teenage life, youth, anti semitism, fall in love, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: bulgaria
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19%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, human nature, introspection, society, addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: family relations, friends, parents and children, social misfits, friendship, youth, coming of age, misfit, gender, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
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19%
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: change of luck, contests and competitions, down on your luck, misplaced guilt, parents and children, youth, ex military, loss of son, wartime life, human spirit, society, destiny ...
Place: asia
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19%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, bird, falcon, friendship, childhood, picked on, family life, realism, pets ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: gloomy, rough, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
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18%
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 442 min.
Story: Documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich, incorporating puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. The director, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, epic, offbeat ...
Plot: megalomaniac, anti semitism, rise and fall, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, against humanity, holocaust, idealism, dehumanization, social decay, downfall, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, gloomy, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, wartime life, coming of age, youth, society, human nature, on the road, down on your luck, little boy, chaos, loss of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: uplifting, realistic, rough, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, abusive father, sheep, illiteracy, human spirit, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mentally unstable, human nature, misfit, single parent, isolation, youth, family problems, mentally challenged, confined, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, high school, high school life, lifestyle, misfit, society, urban, drug abuse, youth, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Secret Path (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl stuck in a horrific cycle of familial violence finds the power to build her own future from the place she least suspected in an inspiring tale of friendship and devotion starring Ossie Davis and Della Reese, and directed by Bruce ...
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: single parent, family problems, solace, unfulfillment, parents and children, domestic disturbance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, black woman, hardship, gardener ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, terminal illness, cons and scams, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, betrayal, youth, single parent, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming of age, village, classroom, bicycle, deserter, friendship, youth, society, friends, social relations, wartime life, village life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Neighborhood (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, high school life, lifestyle, against the odds, suburbs, teenage life, working class, juvenile delinquency, society, innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, president, urban ghetto life, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, society, rise to the top, hopes, escapades, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%