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The Children of USSR (2007)
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The Children of USSR (2007)
Original name: Yeldey CCCP
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of young immigrants from Soviet Union live in a provincial Israeli town. In their new homeland the only person who follows them closely is the local policeman, family ties are wearing out day by day, and they do everything to mess their lives up, transforming their anxiety to get a new social standing in violence and robbery. Will they be able to build a soccer team and win the local championship? Will sport help them to recover self-esteem and prove to everyone that they are not doomed to live as criminals?
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crimes, youth, contests and competitions, society, sport team, buddies, immigrants, kids in trouble, sport, family crisis, football, friends, crime, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, soccer, drugs, friendship between men, parenthood, emigration, integration, male friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, ussr, russia, ukraine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about teenage life, youth, society, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rivalry and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Sport genres. Some movies like The Children of USSR: As Night Comes (2014), Monga (2010), Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009), Sket (2011), Home of the Giants (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, gang, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, chaos and mayhem, crime, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, youth, power relations, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lifestyle, sport, gang, uninhibited rivalry, buddies, confined, rivalry, society, mob violence, woman in danger, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, basketball, teenager, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, sport team, fall in love, social relations, gain trust, village, ambition, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, teenage life, human nature, social misfits, society, crime and punishment, crimes, social relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, society, rivalry, youth, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, chases and races, athlete and trainer, rivalry, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, power relations, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, religions or cults, immigrants, society, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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56%
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, crimes, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, ambition, follow your dream, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, society, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
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Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, teenage life, human spirit, football, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, new jersey
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53%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, car theft, drugged food, ice cream truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, social worker, street life ...
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
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Goal! III : Taking On The World (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
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Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, rivalry, love and romance, youth, contests and competitions, fall in love, sport, village, snowboard, contest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Generation Now (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%