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, 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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about youth, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life and gang 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.
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dull life, friends, escape from reality, drugs/alcohol, friendship, life is a bitch, unemployment, coming of age, buddies, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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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
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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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, juvenile delinquency, social worker, prison, teenager, urban ghetto life, teenage life, crimes, city life, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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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: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, going straight, gang, haunted by the past, youth, starting over, misfit, vengeance, daydreamer, down on your luck, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london
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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, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, street kid, orphan, alcohol abuse, society, urban, injustice, lifestyle, addiction, on the run, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
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67%
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, nightlife, estrangement, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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66%
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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, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, city life, prank, youth, urban, society, juvenile delinquency, social decay, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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64%
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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, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, confinement indoors, downfall, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, unsupportive parent, society, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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64%
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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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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, society, siblings relations, teenage life, crimes, family relations, coming of age, disorder, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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60%
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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, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, crimes, prison life, youth, crime, going straight, redemption, deadly, petty criminal, hopes, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
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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: bleak, rough, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, teenage life, realism, family problems, gang, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth, drugs/alcohol, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
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The Beat (1987)
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, fighting the system, idealism, youth, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, youth, misfit, society, family relations, picked on, kids in trouble, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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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: realistic, tense, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: realism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, coming of age, teen angst, teenage rebellion, teenager, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
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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: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, youth, danger, gang, orphan, juvenile delinquency, dishonesty, rich and poor, young heroes, coming of age, society, negligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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The Bling Ring (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the center of one of Hollywood's most notorious burglary rings in 2009 was a group of average, middle-class teens from a quiet suburb. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Nick, a shy, awkward boy, lured by the promise of popularity ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, youth, hollywood, mob of reporters, facebook, protective male, champagne ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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54%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: prostitute, teenage prostitution, lifestyle, downfall, destructive relationship, teenage life, woman in danger, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
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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: gloomy, sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: urban, punk, drug abuse, youth, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, drugs/alcohol, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, prostitute, strong sexual content, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: high school, crimes, leadership, friendship, rivalry, school, gang, student life, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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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: tense, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, vigilantism, moral dilemma, society, criminal heroes, violence spree, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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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: captivating, touching, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: homeless, aids, juvenile delinquency, civil war, gypsy, youth, danger, social decay, society, neo realism, life is a bitch, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, sao paulo brazil
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52%
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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: touching, serious, bleak, sincere, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, social decay, innocence lost, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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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, thought provoking, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: manipulations, dogma, teenage life, down on your luck, realism, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto life, city life, coming of age, terrorism, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: captivating, serious, rough, touching, realistic
Plot: redemption, coming of age, urban ghetto, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency, ambition, hip hop, youth, follow your dream, hopes, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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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, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, horse, theft, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, youth, uncontrollable, society, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, disturbing
Plot: street kid, innocence lost, on the road, virgin, defloration, first sexual experience, loss of virginity, inhaler, virginity, first sex, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain, berlin germany, france, portugal
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49%
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: high school life, social relations, kids in trouble, high school, gang, crimes, unfulfillment, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, downfall, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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: erotic, sexual, disturbing, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, crimes, violence spree, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, lovers on the run, gangsters, teenage life, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ 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: realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, family relations, youth, innocence lost, family life, family problems, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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47%
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