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Nowhereland (2016)
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Nowhereland (2016)
Original name: Girl Lost
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, compassionate
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, sex trafficking, underage, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, violent man, drug use, abusive boyfriend, life is a bitch, human trafficking, teenage life, youth, poverty, sex with a minor, forced prostitution, innocence lost, social decay, poker, surfing, female nudity, beach, brothel, sexy woman, street life ...
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about youth, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, prostitution, teenager and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nowhereland: The Chosen Ones (2015), Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020), Eden (2012), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Poker House (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chosen Ones (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, teenage girl, following someone, emotional blackmail, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, teenager, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tijuana mexico
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Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Interweaving stories of four different women involved in the sex industry offers a glimpse into the dark underbelly of Los Angeles and the taboo lifestyle of a sex worker. A teen runaway, single mother and two career escorts interconnect through ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitution, stripper, runaway, single mother, teenager, friendship, life is a bitch, hollywood, society, danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, teenage life, captivity, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
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100%
 7.8
 44K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, prostitution, teenage prostitution, downfall, rape, russian, forced prostitution, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, prostitute, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, small town, down on your luck, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
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31%
 7.3
 4K
Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: street kid, orphan, working class, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life, brother sister relationship, teenage prostitution, streetwise, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, danger, prostitute, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 1K
Jet Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave Schultz' feature debut Jet Boy is a drama about a boy attempting to figure out his future. Nathan (Branden Nadon) goes on a search to find his father after his mother dies of a drug overdose. Nathan has been prostituting himself in order ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: man boy relationship, kids in trouble, orphan, teenage prostitution, child neglect, prostitute, lifestyle, young heroes, life is a bitch, youth, danger, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, society, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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28%
 6.1
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Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, rescue, life is a bitch, estrangement, life turned upside down, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, on the run, crime, crimes, parents and children, teenage life, crime gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sexual, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, explicit sex, strong sexual content, teenage life, teenage sex, youth, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, party, partying, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
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27%
The Beginning at Fifteen (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story of the sexual adventures of three fifteen year old girls: Elisa, Marian and Susi.
Plot: teenage prostitution, teenage girl, teenage prostitute, prostitution, girl in bra and panties, cheating wife, adult actress playing teenage girl, sex scene, small breasts, female full frontal nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
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Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1917
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 7.1
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
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Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, strong sexual content, puberty, virginity, innocence lost, first sex, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, nihilism, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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26%
 6.7
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Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, drug use, manslaughter, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, bong ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, teenage prostitute, female nudity, call girl, drug use, phone sex, sexual relations, innocence lost, human nature, youth, adult actress playing teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.9
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Behind Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The twenty-something Betty comes to a remote small town and strikes a friendship with the fourteen-year old local girl Lea, who is fascinated by her new friend's tales of partying and living in the fast lane in the big city. Betty has ulterior ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: destructive relationship, teenage life, friendship, social misfits, youth, drug abuse, small town, betrayal, false friend, female friendship, underage smoking, escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Lolita's Club (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The plot follows the story of twin brothers, one is a coldhearted violent police officer, the other is a helpless romantic with a mental disability. The two brothers are tragically involved with a prostitute who works in the bordello that gives the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, twins, sexual relations, sex trafficking, police corruption, murder, brothel, teenage prostitute, on the run, crimes, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, reflective ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marfa Girl (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disaffected Texas teen spends his 16th birthday getting high, hanging out and having casual sex.
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Plot: teenage sexuality, teenage life, social decay, human nature, sexual relations, interracial relations, couples, life is a bitch, society, youth, small town, drugs/alcohol ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, youth, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, teenage life, nightlife, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, runaway, mother daughter relationship, rape, heroin, drug addiction, lsd, marijuana, cocaine, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 70s
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