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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: 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, poverty, boy, german soldier, grandmother, misery ...
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 sincere films with plots about society, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship and parents and children mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like My Childhood: My Ain Folk (1973), My Way Home (1978), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), Simon & the Oaks (2011), 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: touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: child neglect, mental illness, youth, dysfunctional family, realism, family life, family problems, teenage life, social misfits, misfit, society, boarding school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 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: contemplative, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: child neglect, military, bittersweet, youth, society, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, teenage life, hopes, coming of age, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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55%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, human nature, family life, rebelliousness, society, family relations, family in crisis, prodigy, immigrants, teenage life, gang ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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24%
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, bleak, tense, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, misfit, society, wartime life, family relations, parents and children, snobbism, countryside, working class, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
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24%
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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: emotional, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, touching ...
Plot: school, coming of age, human nature, solace, artists and showbiz, against the odds, family life, filmmaking, siblings relations, family relations, youth, society ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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23%
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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, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, parents and children, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, contests and competitions, human spirit, friendship, society, down on your luck, family relations, youth, change of luck, post war, misplaced guilt, kids in trouble ...
Place: asia
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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, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, family problems, crimes, teenage life, youth, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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22%
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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: youth, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, family relations, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, misfit, obsessive quest, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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22%
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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: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, family relations, dysfunctional family, civil war, coming of age, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), asia, tbilisi, eastern europe, georgia ...
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21%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: injustice, mistaken identity, wrong place wrong time, family relations, social differences, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, city life, political unrest, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
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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, family relations, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness, human nature, single parent, betrayal, down on your luck, cons and scams, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
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19%
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, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, friendship, society, youth, village life, teenager, world war one, childhood, military police, classroom, deserter ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
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19%
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, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: university, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, street kid, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, homeless, ambition, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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19%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, biting
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family relations, power relations, friends, coming of age, society, injustice, friendship, youth, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe
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19%
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, touching, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, family life, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family relations, parents and children, youth, street kid, misfit, society, family problems, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, family life, survival, heroes, anti heroes, hopes, human spirit, wartime life, family relations, confinement indoors, dentist ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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19%
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: emotional, sincere, bleak, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, crimes, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, city life, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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19%
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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, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, unsupportive spouse, society, betrayal, social differences, realism, couples, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
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19%
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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: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, social decay, innocence lost, family life, parents and children, cons and scams, kids in trouble, siblings relations, dishonesty, society, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
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18%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class, eccentric family, love and romance, life is a bitch, friendship, single parent, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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18%
The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, leaving home, youth, rebelliousness, society, dysfunctional family, parents and children, secret place, life is a bitch, family problems, teenage life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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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: uplifting, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, society, injustice, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, isolation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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18%
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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, serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: corporal punishment, juvenile delinquency, orphan, kids in trouble, boarding school life, friendship, human spirit, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe
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18%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, siblings relations, polish, youth, drifter, destiny, homeless, pregnancy, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Place: poland, europe
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18%
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, friends, family relations, friendship, social misfits, coming of age, youth, gender, misfit, society, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
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18%
The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, family relations, siblings relations, exile, reform, youth, rebelliousness, human spirit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
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18%
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: sincere, emotional, rough, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family problems, family relations, addiction, human nature, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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18%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: orphanage, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social differences, self discovery, gain trust, on the road, society, family problems, custody, parents and children, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, musician's life, against the odds, lifestyle, music band, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, society, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%