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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, gloomy, biting, sad, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, bullying, gang war, youth, coming of age, teenage life, social decay, society, social problems, realism, rebellion, skinhead, abusive father, gangsters, punishment, breaking point, teenager, hunting, boy, street gang, empire, school bully ...
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, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age and gang mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Neds: Kids (1995), Made in Britain (1982), Awaydays (2009), Barbarians (2014), Bloody Kids (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, depressing, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, virginity, innocence lost, puberty, drugs, aids, sex, underage sex, youth, teenager, street kid, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, youth, punk, police, club, violent, street kid, gangsters, neo nazi ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, britain
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, destructive relationship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, unemployment, down on your luck, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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100%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, juvenile delinquency, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, realism, friendship between boys, troubled youth, coming of age, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
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60%
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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, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: boy, gangsters, kids in trouble, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crimes, city life, teenage life, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, manga
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, high school, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, family problems, realism, crimes, youth, gang, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
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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, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, family relations, prodigy, political unrest, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, brother brother relationship, brother, gang, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, social decay, friendship, gang, society, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, london, england, europe
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, social misfits, society, drug abuse, youth, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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48%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gang, high school life, crimes, downfall, youth, high school, kids in trouble, social relations, unfulfillment, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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48%
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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: serious, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, juvenile delinquency, social decay, vigilantism, moral dilemma, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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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, psychological, atmospheric, rough, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, drug abuse, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, gangsters, graphic violence, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, poverty, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, youth, coming of age, brutality, thief, realism, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, new jersey, yorkshire, poland, europe ...
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Wild Bill (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gang, youth, drug dealer, working class, parole, starting over, kids in trouble, adulthood, redemption, social worker, selflessness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, teenager, street kid, coming of age, latin, neighborhood, mafia, employer employee relationship, gang member, machismo, gang war ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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44%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 116 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: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, children, feminist, juvenile delinquent, street kid, poverty, injustice, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
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43%
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, art house ...
Plot: dehumanization, street kid, youth, parents and children, realism, life is a bitch, cruelty, poverty, power relations, family relations, master and servant, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iran, asia, middle east
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42%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, friends, life is a bitch, coming of age, social worker, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, social decay, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, sincere, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, childhood, boy, realism, youth, adoption, coming of age, orphan, life is a bitch, social problems, petty criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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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: captivating, inspirational, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, redemption, hip hop, crimes, follow your dream, juvenile delinquency, religions or cults, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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40%
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The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, stoners, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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40%
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After Lucia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, high school life, society, teenage life, estrangement, social decay, parents and children, family problems, social relations, high school, coming of age, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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40%
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: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: youth, street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, orphan, society, gang, cons and scams, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, gang, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, police corruption, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, society, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, nightlife, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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40%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: street gang, videotaping, manipulation, sexual abuse, obsession, human nature, teenage life, down on your luck, addiction, rebelliousness, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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40%
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, friendship, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, vengeance, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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