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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 sincere films with plots about society, youth, family relations, 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), 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: realistic, gloomy, offbeat, touching, captivating ...
Plot: child neglect, social misfits, boarding school life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, society, misfit, down on your luck, youth, 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: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: child neglect, teenage life, hopes, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, military, soldier, friends, juvenile delinquency, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
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: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, countryside, working class, social misfits, life is a bitch, parents and children, wartime life, misfit, social differences, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
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26%
 7.0
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, crimes, school, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: coming of age, school, human nature, family relations, filmmaking, youth, society, family life, against the odds, self discovery, working class, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, 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, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, parents and children, criminal heroes, gangsters, social decay, family problems, dysfunctional family, orphan, gang, youth, vengeance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, against humanity, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, heroes, teenage life, anti heroes, family in danger ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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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: thought provoking, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, family relations, wartime life, immigrants, gang, human nature, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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22%
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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: serious, touching, witty, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, boss and employee, gender, injustice, showbiz, society, friendship, transvestism, friends, power relations, coming out, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
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, serious, psychological, realistic, biting
Plot: unemployment, friends, power relations, family relations, society, injustice, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, friendship, social decay, 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: disturbing, gloomy, emotional, tense, sincere ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, dull life, social differences, society, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, england, london
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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: bleak, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, society, custody, family problems, political unrest, innocence lost, sexual abuse, friends, kids in trouble, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
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20%
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: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, life is a bitch, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, homeless, kids in trouble, street kid, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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20%
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, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, family life, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, street kid, family problems, misfit, society, youth ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, thought provoking, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, family relations, kids in trouble, innocence lost, family life, dishonesty, family problems, social decay, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: thought provoking, uplifting, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: journalism, media, ambition, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, fascism, righting the wronged, political unrest, against the odds, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: sweden
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19%
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 17K
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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, childhood, falcon, friendship, bird, society, bet, youth, birds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, anti semitism, youth, friends, friendship, on the run, society, coming of age, fall in love, teenage life, wartime life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: bulgaria
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19%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, leaving home, youth, teenage life, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, society, secret place, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: society, gender, parents and children, social misfits, friendship, misfit, youth, friends, family relations, coming of age, lgbt, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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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: serious, bleak, rough, clever, epic ...
Plot: anti semitism, megalomaniac, dehumanization, holocaust, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, rise and fall, downfall, social decay, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: working class, president, hopes, siblings relations, family problems, ambition, dysfunctional family, social differences, escapades, rise to the top, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, single parent, human nature, betrayal, terminal illness, life is a bitch, down on your luck, cons and scams, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, society, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friends, change of luck, kids in trouble, misplaced guilt, post war, society, loss of son, friendship, down on your luck, destiny, youth ...
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mentally challenged, family relations, kids in trouble, estrangement, parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature, misfit, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, lifestyle, best friends, youth, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, kids in trouble, friends, friendship, misfit, high school life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 2K
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, working class, suburbs, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, teenage life, suburban life, friends, juvenile delinquency, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ 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: psychological, serious, rough, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: abusive father, illiteracy, shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, sheep, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, youth, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: semi serious, touching, offbeat, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, soccer, world cup, solace, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, family life, disorder, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%