Movies like Shoplifters

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Shoplifters (2018)
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Shoplifters (2018)
Original name: 万引き家族
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…
Style: sexual, social realism, rough, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing, compassionate, sexy
Plot: poor family, poverty, shoplifting, child abduction, family drama, secret, orphan, money, chase, father daughter relationship, criminal, theft, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, grocery store, family relations, shoplifter, little girl, mini skirt, construction worker, japanese girl, love, sexuality, prison, thief ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan

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Most similar movies to Shoplifters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about family relations, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, death, mother son relationship, photograph and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shoplifters: Nobody Knows (2004), The Wings of the Kirin (2011), Sweet Bean (2015), Pixote (1981), The Ravine of Goodbye (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, heartbreaking, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, childhood, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, survival, young kid, financial problem, journey, responsibility, greed, tragedy, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, california
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The Wings of the Kirin (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A man's body is found under the statue of a winged kirin in the Nihombashi area of Tokyo. A suspect named Yashima has a car accident and falls unconscious while he is attempting to run away. Yashima's lover Kaori comes from Fukushima and ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense, visually appealing
Plot: japanese teenager, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, japanese girl, sibling relationship, family problems, foreigner in japan, teenage murderer, eating, cafe ...
Place: tokyo
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Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching
Plot: meaning of life, food, restaurant, chef, cooking, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, tradition, old woman, disability, existentialism, sanitarium ...
Place: japan
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 8.0
 7K
Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, social misfits, life is a bitch, youth, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby's mother Satomi is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Ozaki. The information ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: reporter, secret, husband wife relationship, police, journalist, suspect, witness, nurse, television, child murder, uncover truth, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Best-selling novelist Kosaku Igami has made a career out of using his family as fodder for his novels, much to their dismay. When his mother, the spirited family matriarch, is diagnosed with dementia, Igami must come to terms with the toll his own ...
Plot: tennis, guardian, straw hat, japanese teenager, cigarette, flower, golf, research, torch, husband and wife, porter, shame ...
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, architect, introspection, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, identity crisis, parents and children, family life, social differences, family reunited, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, smuggling, native american reservation, native americans, working class, survival, life is a bitch, snow, winter, teenage boy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
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Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, theft, debt, abusive father, money, corporal punishment, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
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The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, prison, judge, justice, witness, police ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, social problems, rebellion, society, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, korea, hamburg germany ...
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38%
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: social realism, suspense, tense, psychological, dark humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, drug use, secret life, social problem, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, friendship between men, introspection, psychiatrist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, midwest, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
After the Storm (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ryota is an unpopular writer although he won a literary award 15 years ago. Now, Ryota works as a private detective. He is divorced from his ex-wife Kyoko and he has an 11-year-old son Shingo. His mother Yoshiko lives alone at her apartment. One ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: divorce, private detective, lottery ticket, storm, gambling, slice of life, father son relationship, lie, divorced father, divorced parents, trust, bet ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
 8.6
 702K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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38%
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family reunited, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reunion, parents and children, dealing with death, reconciliation, bereavement, generation ...
Time: contemporary
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Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
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37%
 6.5
 30K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1985, year 1986, year 1984 ...
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37%
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The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, post world war two, betrayal, crimes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.0
 16K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 122
Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Plot: bullying, grief, prayer, teenage boy, cliff, playground, mini skirt, document, flashback, beach, calendar, schoolgirl uniform ...
Place: japan, east asia, tokyo
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37%
 7.2
 28K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, loss of son, tragic event, human nature, down on your luck, tragedy, compassion, desperation, american dream ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 9K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sex comedy ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, film within a film, missing person, neo noir, perversion, bondage, peep show, missing child, porn industry, striptease, daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.4
 6K
I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, desire, parents and children, youth, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'm Your Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Style: twists and turns, tricky, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, blood, car accident, hiding place, crying baby, on the run, disco, murder, danger, manipulation, organized crime, wanted ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 55K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, drug dealer, interrogation, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 138K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, bleak, art house, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, society, small town life, haunted by the past, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 13K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Violence at Noon (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, investigation, master and servant, danger, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, society, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
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36%
 7.2
 2K
100 Yen Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Slacker Ichiko gets into a fight with her younger sister and begins to live on her own, working the late shift at a 100 yen shop. On her way home, she passes a gym and meets middle-aged boxer Kano who trains there in silence...
Plot: fired from the job, boxing, slacker, loser, dating, motivation, poverty, sparring, father daughter relationship, rape, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%