Movies like Neds

If you like "Neds" you are looking for atmospheric, gloomy and biting movies about / with juvenile delinquency, gang, street kid, working class, bridge, abusive father and kissing themes of Drama genre shot in UK or France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Neds (2010)
 7.0
 8K
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, street kid, working class, bridge, abusive father, kissing, crimes, youth, 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

Most similar movies to Neds

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), Small Faces (1996), Made in Britain (1982), Stella Does Tricks (1996), The Rose Seller (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 3K
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, rough, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, destructive relationship, crimes, twentysomething life, violence spree, down on your luck, dull life, friends, escape from reality, drugs/alcohol, youth, gang ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 1K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, captivating, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, juvenile delinquency, social worker, prison, teenager, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, city life, crimes, crime, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, misfit, starting over, daydreamer, teenage life, going straight, vengeance, gang, haunted by the past, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
crimes movies
11846
youth movies
7822
gloomy movies
3150
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, on the run, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, coming of age, urban ghetto life, city life, survival, alcohol abuse, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 820
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mentally unstable, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 228
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, bleak, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gory, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, prank, youth, social misfits, crimes, city life, juvenile delinquency, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 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, 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 ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, prodigy, family relations, siblings relations, crimes, coming of age, society, disorder, teenage life, political unrest
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 210
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: sincere, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rebelliousness, teenage life, family problems, realism, dysfunctional family, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth, drugs/alcohol, gang, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 8K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, realism, family problems, misfit, society, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, picked on ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 555
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: rough, bleak, sincere, serious, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, juvenile delinquency, society, realism, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage rebellion, teen angst, debut, troubled youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: street kid, danger, coming of age, negligence, society, juvenile delinquency, dishonesty, youth, orphan, boarding school life, life is a bitch, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: street kid, on the road, teenage life, innocence lost, nosy, gang, drug abuse, youth, hitchhiker, prostitute, on the run, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, portugal, spain, berlin germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: teenage life, strong sexual content, society, punk, urban, prostitute, sexual abuse, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, youth, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 3K
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: high school, youth, society, high school life, leadership, teenage life, gang, juvenile delinquency, school, friendship, hanging, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 83
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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, dishonesty, social decay, teenage life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, violence spree, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, reformatory, hopes, crime, isolation, deadly, realism, going straight, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
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: homeless, aids, juvenile delinquency, civil war, gypsy, social decay, young heroes, life is a bitch, neo realism, society, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 484
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: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, youth, social decay, innocence lost, police corruption, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang war, social decay, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 113
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, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: gang, addiction, filmmaking, best friends, youth, obsession, society, rebelliousness, urban, human nature, downfall, leadership ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, realistic, captivating, serious, rough
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, religions or cults, society, ambition, hip hop, redemption, youth, crimes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: erotic, sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crimes, violence spree, vengeance, society, lovers on the run, sexual relations, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ 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, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: youth, social relations, kids in trouble, high school, gang, unfulfillment, crimes, juvenile delinquency, downfall, teenage life, high school life, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ 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: disturbing, psychological, talky, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, coming of age, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, youth, dysfunctional family, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, hopes, working class, juvenile delinquency, youth, family relations, coming of age, crime, down on your luck, siblings relations, family in crisis, city life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 69K
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: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, urban ghetto life, puberty, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, social decay, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 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: 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 ⇓
46%
 8.1
 3K
The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, juvenile delinquency, prison life, prison, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, revolution, youth, rebellion, injustice, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, turkey, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Related movie lists