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, 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, family relations, society, 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), Bullet Boy (2004). 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, misfit, starting over, daydreamer, teenage life, going straight, vengeance, gang, haunted by the past, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, family problems, going straight, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young heroes, hopes, leaving home, society, human spirit, family problems, death in the family, self fulfillment, against the odds, 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, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, misfit, introspection, society, family relations, 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, rough, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth, vengeance, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, city life, siblings relations, criminal heroes, social misfits, hopes, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, redemption, unemployment, estrangement, haunted by the past, society, family relations, job seeking ...
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, serious, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: support group, family in crisis, down on your luck, coping, ambition, redemption, wall street, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, uplifting, emotional, serious
Plot: down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, family problems, guru, society, redemption, religions or cults, self discovery, father son relationship, friendship ...
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, family problems, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, sexual abuse, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, heroes, against humanity, human spirit, disobey, rescue, danger, politics, tragic hero, hopes, life is a bitch, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: portugal, europe, france
⇓ 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: bleak, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, society, human nature, addiction, dysfunctional family, introspection, lesbian kiss ...
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, family feud, unwanted pregnancy, society, factory worker, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: drug use, child abuse, social worker, isolation, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, child care, abandonment, indifference, shoplifting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, romance, contests and competitions, fall in love, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, single parent, rivalry, society, ambition, politics ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: disturbing, bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, youth, family relations, family problems, moral dilemma, society, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, countryside, homecoming, family life, family problems, betrayal, introspection, human nature, starting over, university, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, canada, europe, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 228
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, crime, family relations, going straight, family life, family problems, prison, society, custody ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 363
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, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, disorder, life turned upside down, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, male female friendship, hunger, female in shower, part time job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 509
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: uplifting, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, down on your luck, society, custody, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, breakup, single parent, youth, boarding school life, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, missing person, family problems, couples, death in the family, friendship, single parent, hopes, parents and children, redemption, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 662
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: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, psychological
Plot: village, dysfunctional family, prison, small town, betrayal, social relations, family relations, vengeance, dishonesty, family problems, downfall, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, tense, sincere ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, witty, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, disorder, couples, human spirit, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, bleak, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crimes, estrangement, injustice, mentally unstable, society, human nature, family relations, small town, murder, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 586
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: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, optimism, self discovery, midlife crisis, friends, odd couple, urban, misfit, partners, human spirit, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, going straight, urban ghetto, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over, ghetto, father son relationship, gangster
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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: rough, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, urban ghetto life, going straight, street kid, urban ghetto, family relations, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 606
Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, injustice, friends, family relations, feminism, gender, haunted by the past, friendship, military, soldier, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, mentally challenged, human spirit, misfit, power relations, family relations, thanksgiving, youth, mental institution, family problems, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%