Movies like The Kid 2010

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The Kid
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, abusive parent, abuse, survival, abusive mother, abusive father, abused child, child abuse, betrayal
Place: europe, london
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, down on your luck and parents and children mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Kid: Pure (2002), Bullet Boy (2004), Stella Does Tricks (1996), Abandoned (2001), My Name Is Bill W. (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pure
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
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Time: contemporary
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Bullet Boy
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Stella Does Tricks
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, down on your luck, haunted by the past, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, gang, social misfits, heroin addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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Abandoned
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, 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
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System:   62%
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My Name Is Bill W.
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 ...
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Time: 30s
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A Brother's Kiss
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, addiction, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
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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, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Treacle Jr.
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, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, unfulfillment, urban, friends, odd couple, social misfits, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, optimism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
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    User:   56%
 
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Our Life
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, 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
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
I Only Want You to Love Me
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, gloomy, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, looking for love, down on your luck, crime, small town, murder, estrangement, crimes, dysfunctional family, family problems, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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Inch'Allah Sunday
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, self discovery, culture clash, dysfunctional family, estrangement, hopes, feminism, family problems, gender, life is a bitch, immigration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, algeria
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
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Yesterday
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: serious, gloomy, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dealing with death, aids, village, human spirit, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, terminal illness, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, mine, south africa
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
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Raven's End
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: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, 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
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System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Family Life
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, going straight, human nature, doctors and patients, dysfunctional family, parents and children, schizophrenia, siblings relations, pregnancy, family in crisis, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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Eastern Plays
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, introspection, redemption, forbidden love, addiction, siblings relations, racism, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, gang, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bulgaria, istanbul turkey
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
The Consul of Bordeaux
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, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: tragic hero, rescue, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, danger, heroes, politics, hopes, life is a bitch, disobey, refugee ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, portugal
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
States of Grace
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, human spirit, church, athlete and trainer, hospital, mormon, parents and children, urban ghetto, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, europe, usa, utah, venice ...
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    User:   46%
 
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Emile
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, university, redemption, college, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Lamb
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teachers and students, adoption, alcohol abuse, school, working class, kids in trouble, religions or cults, hopes, society, on the run, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, liverpool
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
To Serve Them All My Days
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, rise to the top, boarding school, war, human spirit, school, idealism, rich and poor, college, social differences, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
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Louise Wimmer
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, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, optimism, disorder, divorced woman, buffet, lack of money, cleaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, rape, slavery, prejudice, friendship, incest, letter, underdog, race issues, crumbling marriage, segregation, feminism ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 1910s ...
Place: africa, usa, southern usa, tennessee, georgia
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System:   39%
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Oranges and Sunshine
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: uncover truth, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, dishonesty, hopes, society, deportation, family problems, life is a bitch, price of justice, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, australia
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System:   38%
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Mamma Roma
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, prostitution, hospital, pimp, going straight, loneliness, childhood, starting over, runaway, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo, mexico, rome italy
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
Goodnight, Mister Tom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, war, human spirit, village, adoption, haunted by the past, kids in trouble, family relations, life is a bitch, orphan, human nature ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Mary and Martha
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, dealing with death, malaria, redemption, death in the family, terminal illness, campaign, fighting the system, ambition, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
Look Back in Anger
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: emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: social misfits, couple relations, working class, 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
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
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Black
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dedicated educator, teacher, mute or deaf, human spirit, teachers and students, disability, child illness, mute, deaf, hopes, misfit, youth ...
Place: india
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System:   34%
    User:   28%
 

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Ellen Foster
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, uplifting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: young heroes, dysfunctional family, against the odds, youth, family problems, innocence lost, life is a bitch, human spirit, death in the family, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
David Copperfield
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, rich and poor, boarding school life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, power relations, young heroes, alcohol abuse, destiny, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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