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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, 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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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, family relations, 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), 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: touching, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child neglect, down on your luck, siblings relations, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, mental illness, misfit, society, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, parents and children, 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: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: child neglect, teenage life, soldier, military, friendship, youth, self discovery, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, society, friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, europe, middle east, 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, wartime life, parents and children, life is a bitch, social misfits, snobbism, family relations, society, social differences, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 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, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, rich and poor, parents and children, crimes, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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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, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, school, society, family relations, working class, homecoming, human nature, solace, family life, filmmaking, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, liverpool
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23%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth, vengeance, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, city life, siblings relations, criminal heroes, social misfits, hopes, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching
Plot: coming of age, youth, prodigy, society, rebelliousness, human nature, single parent, family relations, gang, siblings relations, immigrants, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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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: captivating, uplifting, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, jewish, anti heroes, against humanity, hopes, confined, heroes, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch, attic ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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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, emotional, serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: society, gender, gender bending, couples, fighting the system, transvestism, friends, power relations, coming out, self discovery, friendship, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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21%
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, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, friends, family relations, power relations, injustice, coming of age, life is a bitch, friendship, social decay, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ 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: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, tense, sincere ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
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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: uplifting, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, down on your luck, society, custody, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, breakup, single parent, youth, boarding school life, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
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20%
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: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, coming of age, gender, parents and children, social misfits, society, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
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20%
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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: serious, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, innocence lost, dishonesty, family life, family problems, social decay, estrangement, coming of age, society, cons and scams, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, against the odds, love affair, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, political unrest, rebellion, fascism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden
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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, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, bird, falcon, friendship, childhood, realism, pets, family life, bet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
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19%
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: offbeat, gloomy, disturbing, epic, thought provoking ...
Plot: megalomaniac, anti semitism, society, rise and fall, ambition, dehumanization, idealism, holocaust, against humanity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, germany
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19%
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: touching, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, society, youth, anti semitism, teenage love, on the run, coming of age, love and romance, wartime life, fall in love, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: bulgaria
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19%
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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: bleak, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, society, human nature, addiction, dysfunctional family, introspection, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, change of luck, kids in trouble, family relations, misplaced guilt, friends, destiny, loss of son, friendship, ex military, contests and competitions, down on your luck ...
Place: asia
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19%
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: psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: misfit, mentally unstable, human nature, estrangement, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mentally challenged, family problems, youth, single parent, isolation, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
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19%
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, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: abusive father, shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, illiteracy, sheep, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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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: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, drugs/alcohol, misfit, lifestyle, urban, high school life, society, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, against the odds, teenage life, suburbs, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, suburban life, friendship, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
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Sixty Six (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
Style: uplifting, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, soccer, world cup, family life, disorder, solace, youth, wedding preparations and rituals, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.6
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Raven's End (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the middle of this film, about the working class in pre-world war II Sweden, is Anders who wishes to become an author. His father who is a notorious dreamer and liar, and his mother, who struggles to keep their family alive.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, family feud, unwanted pregnancy, society, factory worker, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, rich and poor, boarding school life, down on your luck, youth, alcohol abuse, disagreement, society, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: village, coming of age, deserter, classroom, bicycle, social relations, wartime life, village life, society, youth, friendship, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, single parent, youth, self discovery, siblings relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, society, kids in trouble, family relations, low lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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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: gloomy, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, human nature, youth, on the road, wartime life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, coming of age, society, 8 year old, death of mother, loss of mother ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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18%