Movies like The Kid 2010

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The Kid (2010)
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The Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: touching, uplifting, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, ambition, human spirit, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, rise to the top, going straight, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, survival, betrayal, child abuse, abused child, abusive father, abuse, abusive parent, abusive mother
Place: london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, family relations, society, down on your luck and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kid: Stella Does Tricks (1996), Ellen Foster (1997), Shirley Adams (2009), Bullet Boy (2004), Believe (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, daydreamer, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, vengeance, going straight, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, scotland, england, europe
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95%
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Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young heroes, youth, society, against the odds, leaving home, human spirit, self fulfillment, death in the family, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, down on your luck, misfit, society, introspection, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, family relations, friends, parents and children, siblings relations, city life, hopes, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, hopes, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, family, sport team, power relations, ambition, human spirit, rivalry, orphan, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 709
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, down on your luck, family problems, job seeking, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, unemployment, redemption, hopes, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: support group, redemption, family problems, coping, wall street, human spirit, family in crisis, ambition, self discovery, drug abuse, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, down on your luck, addiction, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, downfall, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: family problems, human spirit, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, guru, redemption, society, self discovery, religions or cults, death, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: malaria, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, terminal illness, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, sexual abuse, small breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: against humanity, hopes, human spirit, heroes, disobey, politics, tragic hero, rescue, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, society, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Raven's End (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the middle of this film, about the working class in pre-world war II Sweden, is Anders who wishes to become an author. His father who is a notorious dreamer and liar, and his mother, who struggles to keep their family alive.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, life is a bitch, couple relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life, family relations, down on your luck, follow your dream, couples, ambition, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 956
The Unloved (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Unloved is film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: isolation, social worker, child abuse, drug use, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, drug abuse, child care, abandonment, indifference, shoplifting
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 615
The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a ...
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: society, rivalry, family relations, social relations, down on your luck, hopes, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, clergy, small town ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, society, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, family problems
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 679
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, family problems, life is a bitch, golden years, dealing with death, family in crisis, siblings relations, family life, homecoming, family relations, college, university ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 218
Getting Out (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Breaking out of prison with a child in her womb and a dream of a normal existence, Arlene Holsclaw (Rebecca De Mornay) resolves to get a job and lead a good, Christian life. But the ghosts from her past -- including an ex-boyfriend (Rob Knepper) who ...
Style: gloomy, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, society, custody, crime, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, prison, family relations, family life, family problems, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 360
Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, disorder, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, starting over, male female friendship, car radio, female in shower, hunger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 496
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: realistic, emotional, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, friendship, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, youth, breakup, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, twentysomething life, missing person, couples, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, redemption, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 618
Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: village, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, village life, confined, crimes, hopes, downfall, small town life, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, dull life, family relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 470
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: witty, emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, journalism, media, terminal illness, hopes, couples, human spirit, disorder, optimism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, looking for love, couples, family problems, life sentence, crime and punishment, small town, murder, family relations, injustice, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 585
Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, partners, friends, optimism, odd couple, urban, misfit, midlife crisis, self discovery, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 43
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, going straight, urban ghetto, hopes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, starting over, father son relationship, gangster, ghetto
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teaching, school, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, dedicated educator, social misfits, boss and employee, mental institution, dysfunctional family, misfit, mentally challenged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, rough, realistic
Plot: single parent, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, society, street kid, going straight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%