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, serious, uplifting, realistic, gloomy
Plot: unlikely criminals, going straight, human spirit, down on your luck, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, rise to the top, dysfunctional family, ambition, family problems, survival, betrayal, child abuse, abusive father, abuse, abused child, abusive parent, abusive mother
Place: europe, london

Most similar movies to The Kid

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 relations, family problems, society, down on your luck and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kid: Stella Does Tricks (1996), Shirley Adams (2009), Ellen Foster (1997), Believe (2013), Raven's End (1963). 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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, heroin addict, going straight, starting over, down on your luck, haunted by the past, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, gang, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.1
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, young heroes, against the odds, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, human spirit, death in the family, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 660
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, follow your dream, sport, athlete and trainer, youth, family, power relations, orphan, contests and competitions, human spirit, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, ambition, society, family problems, writer's life, follow your dream, couple relations, down on your luck, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, gangsters, crime, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, rehabilitation, human nature, human spirit, introspection, redemption, self discovery, addiction, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: tragic hero, rescue, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, danger, heroes, politics, hopes, life is a bitch, disobey, passport ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: social worker, child abuse, drug use, isolation, hopes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, indifference, abandonment, child care, shoplifting
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, optimism, disorder, female full frontal nudity, sex, dog, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, redemption, self discovery, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family problems, guru, death, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 459
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: terminal illness, life turned upside down, hopes, unfulfillment, journalism, human spirit, couple relations, optimism, media, couples, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 579
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, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, urban, unfulfillment, friends, odd couple, social misfits, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, optimism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, fall in love, small town, rivalry, romance, social relations, clergy, single parent, human spirit, down on your luck, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, addiction, society, family relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 493
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, human spirit, innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, boarding school life, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 39
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crime, crimes, urban ghetto, hopes, gang, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 674
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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: social misfits, working class, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, unsupportive spouse, betrayal, crumbling marriage, social differences, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, rough, touching
Plot: going straight, parents and children, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, hopes, family relations, single parent, society, life is a bitch, street kid
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, looking for love, small town, down on your luck, crime, murder, estrangement, crimes, family problems, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 794
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, redemption, disability, hopes, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 1K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, addiction, crimes, society, youth, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: golden years, aging, introspection, estrangement, elderly, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 215
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, family life, family relations, crime, life is a bitch, going straight, parents and children, custody, crimes, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, dog, teenage boy, family relations, obnoxious boss, single parent, contests and competitions, boss and employee, friendship, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%