Movies like Babai

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Babai (2015)
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Babai (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Kosovo, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 10-year-old Nori is obliged to grow up at a very young age after the early death of his mother and then being abandoned by his father Gezim in the Kosovo of the 1990s.After a dangerous and eventful journey, Nori finally arrives in Germany and is reunited with his father, but he cannot understand how Gezim could just have left him. And chances of them being able to stay in Germany look bleak when Gezim’s application for asylum is rejected.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: boy, theft, marriage, father son relationship, punishment, escape, abuse, corporal punishment, party, money, gun, male nudity, boat, bully, bus, cigarette, nightmare, ritual, cigarette smoking, beating, head wound, hiding place
Place: germany, kosovo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and psychological films with plots about father son relationship, society, family relations, boy, teenager, male nudity and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Babai: Somewhere in Tonga (2017), The Childhood of a Leader (2015), Bodybuilder (2014), Toro (2015), We the Animals (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Somewhere in Tonga (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first candidate is Marcel, 16, and no stranger to drugs, violence and ...
Style: psychological, sincere, unusual plot structure, contemplative, light ...
Plot: father figure, court, teenager, bully, vandalism, chores, trial, boy, punishment, youth, juvenile delinquent, friends ...
Time: 21st century
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The Childhood of a Leader (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK, France, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The chilling story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mold his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: boy, fascism, leader, father son relationship, childhood, tantrum, evil child, mother son relationship, brutality, government agency, little boy, prayer ...
Time: year 1919, 1910s
Place: france
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Bodybuilder (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, father son relationship, sport competition, training, theft, hiding place, weightlifting, estranged father, stealing money, rivalry, bodybuilder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, lyon
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Toro (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friends Toro and Victor struggle with drug addiction and male prostitution in a hostile environment. When they lose all their money, their longstanding friendship is put to the test.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, drug abuse, debt, sex worker, drug addict, prostitute, addiction, male nudity, escort, friendship, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: lgbt child, family relations, father son relationship, theft, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, child protagonist, boy, marriage, fired from the job, birthday ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, philadelphia, spain, new york state
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The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, violence, convict, tsunami, escaped prisoner, freedom, devastation, brutality, free will, prison escape, tiger ...
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Place: chile
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: 19 year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, ...
Style: tense, suspense, rough, suspenseful
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Summer of '44 - The Lost Generation (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Contrary to the war propaganda and the decreed heroism, the 16-year-old boys dream of Swing music, sex and freedom - and of Lore, the air force helper from the air base, who attracts all eyes in her red swimsuit. At ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, touching ...
Plot: nazi germany, friendship, teenager, father son relationship, boy, public humiliation, coming of age, german soldier, danger, fall in love, love and romance, friends ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
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Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, injustice, true crime, trial, husband wife relationship, justice, court, death of child, police, murder, police station, child murder ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
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Icebox (2018)
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: Forced to flee his home in Honduras, Óscar seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the immigration system.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, rough, suspenseful, touching
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teenager Ruslan is a half-orphan who lives by the dried Aral Sea. When he learns that due to serious illness he has no more than 3 months to live, Ruslan decides to punish those responsible for the death of his beloved mother.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
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Call Me Helen (2015)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: tragicomedy, psychological, tense, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: transsexual, coming out, father son relationship, seductive woman, awkward situation, bullying, coming of age, teenager, lgbt, female objectification, male objectification, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
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Country: India
Story: Shreedhar works as a clerk, lives a happy, content life with his family in a beautiful Konkan village. His troubles begin when he takes his wife, son and daughter with him on an official tour to Mumbai. Dazzled by the sights, Omkar, Sreedhar’s son ...
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Place: mumbai india
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Genre: Drama
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Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough
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Style: disturbing, touching, suspenseful, suspense
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Black and Blue (1999)
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Duration: 87 min.
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