Movies like The Intruder 2017

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The Intruder (2017)
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The Intruder (2017)
Original name: L'intrusa
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naples. Present day. Giovanna, a combative 60-year-old social worker on the frontline of the daily war against pervasive criminality, is confronted, like a modern Antigone, with a moral dilemma that threatens to destroy her work and her life. Giovanna runs an after-school centre that takes care of underprivileged children; a grassroots alternative to the mafia dominance of the city. But one day, young Maria, wife of a ruthless Camorra criminal on the run, and her two children take refuge at the centre, and ask Giovanna for protection.
Plot: neighborhood, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, mafia, children, police, helicopter, baby, little girl, conflict, painting, camorra, female protagonist, social worker, arrest, soccer, police arrest, violence, youth, crimes, non professional cast, urban, caterpillar, spit, crime
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about coming of age, youth, mother daughter relationship, police, children, family relations and teenager mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Intruder: Lea (2015), The World of Ludovic (1993), Lilet Never Happened (2012), Misunderstood (2014), Ultras (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lea (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lea grew up in a crime family in Calabria. The father of her daughter Denise is also a member of the Mafia. Lea, however, wants a different life for her daughter, free of violence, fear and falsehood. She decides to cooperate with justice, to ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: court, husband wife relationship, police, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, mafia, murder, courtroom, arrest, train station, police arrest, prison ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: italy, milan italy
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The World of Ludovic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ludovic, a young boy neglected by his artsy parents, falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of a piano teacher. They meet in secret places in the city. Not long after Sophie's father finds them naked together in her room, Ludovic is sent away ...
Plot: children, coming of age, youth, child, first love, piano teacher, beach, photographer, police, boy girl relationship, swimming pool, erotic photography
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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, prostitution, police, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: separated parents, family relations, female protagonist, half sister half sister relationship, school, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, parents and children, youth, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
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Ultras (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aging soccer fanatic faces down the reality of his past while struggling to give himself and a young follower very different futures.
Plot: soccer, motorcycle, tattooed man, smoking, cell phone, coming of age, police, wedding dress, female nudity, bully, tattoo, helicopter ...
Place: naples italy, napoli italy
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The Dazzled (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Camille, is the eldest of a large family. One day, her parents enter a religious community which gradually, regimentation becomes sectarian and Camille will have to fight to assert her freedom and save her brothers and sisters.
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: locked in, pedophilia, family relations, stealing money, sect, skipping school, community, theft, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arrest, police arrest ...
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Gang War in Naples (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".
Plot: mafia, bandit, smuggling, gambling, bribery, gang, camorra, extortion, drugs, crimes
Place: napoli italy, naples italy, italy
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Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female friendship, youth, teenager, teenage protagonist, sexuality, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, terminal illness, female protagonist, teenage girl, irresponsible, female director
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: children, mother daughter relationship, friendship, poverty, eviction, motel, social services, little girl, summer, female friendship, childhood, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a paedophile approaches her daughter in an on-line chat room, a homemaker (Annie Potts) poses as a lonely teenager to help expose sexual predators.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: undercover, working undercover, pedophile, society, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, computers and web, police detective, mother daughter relationship, housewife, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: years of lead, police, friendship, terrorism, jail, prison, mafia, prison riot, violence, organized crime, working class, communist
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, introspection, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, lyon, france
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44%
A Child's Cry for Help (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Vito and the Others (1991)
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Corpo celeste (2011)
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Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
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Duration: 98 min.
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Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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The Genesis Children (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Plot: coming of age, youth, boy, nudism, beach, camping, skinny dipping, surrealism, teenage boy, male nudity, art, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: italy
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10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
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Crows (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 66 min.
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: political
Plot: police, murder, killer, politics, crimes
Place: portugal, italy
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34%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: anthology, cinema verite
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Time: 60s
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