Movies like Neds

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Neds (2010)
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, altar boy to glue sniffer. When he attempts to change back again, his new reality and recent past make conformity near impossible and violent self determination near inevitable.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, working class, bridge, abusive father, kissing, crimes, youth, street kid, punishment, coming of age, breaking point, teenage life, domestic violence, life is a bitch, rebellion, social problems, realism, popularity, vandalism, society, gang war, rage, shyness, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about youth, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life and coming of age mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Neds: Awaydays (2009), Made in Britain (1982), Small Faces (1996), Stella Does Tricks (1996), The Rose Seller (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, destructive relationship, crimes, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, friendship, youth, troublemaker, working class, juvenile delinquency, rock, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, liverpool
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100%
Made in Britain (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, social worker, teenager, prison, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, city life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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100%
 7.1
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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 ⇓
80%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, crimes, hopes, destructive relationship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, haunted by the past, gang, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, orphan, on the run, survival, lifestyle, society, urban, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: social misfits, city life, teenage life, social decay, gory, prank, youth, gangsters, crimes, kids in trouble, society, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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 ⇓
61%
 6.8
 48
Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: gloomy, touching, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, crimes, siblings relations, teenage life, disorder, political unrest, society, family relations, juvenile delinquency, prodigy
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rebelliousness, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, dysfunctional family, gang, crimes, youth, realism, teenage life, family problems, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: social decay, realism, crimes, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, youth, teen angst, teenage rebellion, debut, troubled youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, realism, youth, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious
Plot: high school, teenage life, leadership, society, high school life, friends, gang, youth, rivalry, school, juvenile delinquency, hanging ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 80
Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, family relations, urban ghetto, youth, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, violence spree, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 480
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: society, innocence lost, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, social decay, coming of age, drug dealing, youth, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: redemption, coming of age, gang, mental illness, hopes, suburban life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, family relations, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: street kid, dishonesty, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, orphan, gang, life is a bitch, cons and scams, crimes, society, negligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 10K
Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, reformatory, redemption, gang war, prison life, deadly, going straight, realism, petty criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, touching, captivating ...
Plot: aids, homeless, juvenile delinquency, civil war, gypsy, youth, danger, kids in trouble, social decay, neo realism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, africa, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aimless adolescent (Ellen Page) joins several itinerant misfits who live on the fringe of society and welcome at-risk youths into their fold.
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: street kid, on the road, social misfits, life is a bitch, rebellion, coming of age, prostitute, drug abuse, youth, hitchhiker, on the run, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, portugal, france, berlin germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: touching, rough, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: musician's life, society, redemption, coming of age, religions or cults, urban ghetto, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, ambition, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak
Plot: high school, gang, juvenile delinquency, high school life, social relations, kids in trouble, youth, downfall, teenage life, crimes, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
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Johnny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: dogma, downfall, megalomaniac, best friends, danger, leadership, teenage life, realism, coming of age, terrorism, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.
Style: sexual, erotic, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, mentally unstable, violence spree, crimes, youth, strong sexual content, couples, love affair, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 4K
Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: tense, talky, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, misfit, captivity, skating, innocence lost, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, vandalism, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, bleak, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, down on your luck, working class, americana, juvenile delinquency, family relations, coming of age, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
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 ⇓
47%
 7.0
 67K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, drugs/alcohol, virginity, social decay, urban ghetto life, first sex, teenage life, innocence lost, puberty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: rough, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, street gang, high school, cheerleader, gang war, pregnancy, gang, gangsters, culture clash, youth, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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