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

Most similar movies to The Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, society, family problems, family relations and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kid: Ellen Foster (1997), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), A Brother's Kiss (1997), The Unloved (2009), Death of a Superhero (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, bleak, uplifting, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, hopes, unfulfillment, death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, self fulfillment, against the odds, leaving home, society, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, family problems, coping, human spirit, hopes, against the odds, self discovery, friendship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, rehabilitation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
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88%
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, society, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, crimes, addiction, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, harlem, new york
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84%
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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, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: social worker, child abuse, isolation, life is a bitch, hopes, child care, indifference, abandonment, drug use, human spirit, faith, orphanage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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75%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, human spirit, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, hopes, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, human spirit, rise to the top, family problems, teenage life, immigrants, parents and children, single parent, youth, family life, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
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73%
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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: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: corporal punishment, juvenile delinquency, orphan, kids in trouble, boarding school life, friendship, human spirit, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe
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72%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, family problems, crimes, teenage life, youth, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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67%
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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, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, family relations, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, strong female presence, terminal illness, media, optimism, human spirit, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: uplifting, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, rescue, human spirit, politics, against humanity, disobey, hopes, danger, tragic hero, life is a bitch, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, france, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, strong female presence, introspection, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, captivity, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, hopes, human spirit, dealing with death, 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 ⇓
58%
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, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, crime, unfulfillment, crime and punishment, crimes, murder, small town, society, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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57%
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, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: society, self discovery, guru, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, human spirit, down on your luck, religions or cults, redemption, death, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, emotional, rough, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family problems, family relations, addiction, human nature, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, hopes, dedicated educator, dysfunctional family, family problems, social misfits, misfit, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, disturbing, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, introspection, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, intensive care ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, changing lives, against the odds, society, ambition, americana, door to door salesman, underdog, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: food, political unrest, human spirit, farm, starting over, friendship, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, redemption, society, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5K
Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, society, hopes, clergy, sport team, friendship, mascot, clown, death of mother, mother son relationship, doctor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, hardcase students, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, teachers and students, ambition, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, human spirit, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, wartime life, survival, human spirit, starting over, moral dilemma, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, single parent, youth, disorder, family problems, alcohol abuse, family relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, bleak, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, crimes, teenage life, going straight, social misfits, youth, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, starting over, down on your luck, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, unemployment, society, lifestyle, americana, dealing with death, family in crisis, down on your luck, city life, urban ghetto life, family problems ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%