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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, unlikely criminals, going straight, down on your luck, survival, betrayal, child abuse, abusive parent, abused child, abusive father, abuse, 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, society, family relations, down on your luck and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kid: Stella Does Tricks (1996), A Brother's Kiss (1997), Ellen Foster (1997), Shirley Adams (2009), My Name Is Bill W. (1989). 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: 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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95%
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: emotional, touching, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, going straight, family problems, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, bleak, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: innocence lost, dysfunctional family, hopes, death in the family, young heroes, youth, society, leaving home, against the odds, family problems, self fulfillment, life is a bitch ...
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: gloomy, touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, human spirit, misfit, society, introspection, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, hopes, human spirit, coping, friendship, self discovery, alcohol abuse, family problems, against the odds, drug abuse, rehabilitation, family in crisis ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
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81%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family relations, starting over, human nature, society, family problems, job seeking, unemployment, redemption, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, hopes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, guru, redemption, religions or cults, society, self discovery, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family relations, sexual abuse, incest rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, disobey, danger, rescue, politics, tragic hero, heroes, human spirit, passport ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 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, touching, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, society, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, couples, family feud, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, ambition, family problems, follow your dream, down on your luck, factory worker, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: isolation, social worker, child abuse, drug use, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, shoplifting, child care, indifference, abandonment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, small town, politics, human spirit, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, fall in love, down on your luck, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pure (2002)
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.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, human nature, parents and children, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, bleak, rough, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, youth, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, moral dilemma, society, family relations, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 684
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: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, university, college, family relations, dealing with death, family gatherings, golden years, betrayal, human nature, introspection, starting over, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: society, custody, family relations, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, going straight, hopes, prison, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human spirit, disorder, starting over, life turned upside down, crying woman, car won't start, ex husband ex wife relationship, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: bleak, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, society, custody, family problems, political unrest, innocence lost, sexual abuse, friends, kids in trouble, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, changing lives, against the odds, society, ambition, americana, door to door salesman, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: twentysomething life, parents and children, single parent, friends, family relations, lifestyle, society, working class, dealing with death, death in the family, redemption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, psychological
Plot: small town, betrayal, vengeance, social differences, society, dysfunctional family, village, social relations, family relations, downfall, family problems, prison life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, tense, sincere ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, dull life, social differences, society, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 472
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, couple relations, life is a bitch, media, journalism, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, gloomy, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, crime, crime and punishment, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, human spirit, hopes, odd couple, misfit, urban, partners, friends, midlife crisis, self discovery, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%