Movies like The Good Boy

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The Good Boy (2005)
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The Good Boy (2005)
Original name: Segundo Asalto
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story follows Angel (González), twenty years old and barely employed, a man of few friends and a not too promising boxing career. Angel and his mother scrape out a living in Madrid. Enter Vidal, a professional bank robber and a real charmer, just back from Argentina. A former boxer with past ties to Angel's mother and his deceased father, he offers Angel a way out of his dead-end life. Along the way, Angel will have to decide who he truly wants to be and, more importantly, what he's willing to give up.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, moral dilemma, crimes, sport, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, unemployment, boxer, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, poor, murder, youth, criminal heroes, coming of age, sexual content, power relations, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, sex, bank robbery, thief, male female relationship, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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Most similar movies to The Good Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and rough films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, society, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Good Boy: Scorpion in Love (2013), Elephant Heart (2002), Today and Tomorrow (2013), Clandestine (2007), Stockholm (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scorpion in Love (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julian (Álex González) and his friend Luis (Miguel Angel Silvestre) are two neighborhood boys who are part of a gang of violent neo-Nazis, led by Solis (Javier Bardem). After start training in a gym, Julian is transformed gradually thanks to the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, athlete and trainer, gang, crimes, starting over, racism, redemption, society, neo nazi, boxing, sport, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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95%
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Elephant Heart (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as a window cleaner. His father, an alcoholic, tyrannizes the whole family, so Marko's only joy in life is boxing. As he is the most promising talent in his club, Gerd ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, gloomy
Plot: against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, youth, life is a bitch, boxing, teenage boy, sport, power relations, clothed male naked male, boxer, tank top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, friends, cause and meaning, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, gender, friend, chinese ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 541
Clandestine (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three boys escape from a youth prison in Spain, and head for the city of Madrid. Xabi and Joel, both Spanish, and an Arabic boy named Driss, quickly meet up with some eccentric people on the road. Joel, and the very cute and lovable Driss have no ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, crimes, love affair, confined, life is a bitch, betrayal, police, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4K
Stockholm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the encounter between a boy and a girl. He confesses that he fell in love with her at first sight, but she does not believe him. However, as they walk through the night in Madrid, they share their desires, secrets, and maybe a few ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: wooing, battle of the sexes, mind game, gain trust, stalking, youth, discussion, night, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, mirror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, friends, love and romance, gender, friendship, society, college life, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 528
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, manhood, drug dealing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 1K
Dusk (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify - out of all ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friendship, best friends, teenage life, couples, crimes, youth, hate, romance, uncover truth, gay, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
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Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: friendship, heroin addiction, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), overdose, youth, juvenile delinquency, graphic violence, buddies, crimes, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, society, teenage life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 1K
Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, buddies, friends, urban, family drama, adolescence, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 503
Lasting (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lasting is an emotional love story about Michał and Karina, a pair of Polish students who meet and fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare brutally breaks into their carefree time in the heavenly ...
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, life turned upside down, small breasts, male nudity, pubic hair, masturbation, diving, male orgasm, handjob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Heart of a Lion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, fascism, fall in love, graphic violence, family relations, single parent, gang, love and romance, crimes, psychopath, job interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 575
Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, realism, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Private Lessons (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: tennis, first sexual experience, athlete's life, friendship, prodigy, coming of age, sexual relations, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, boy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 387
Nirvana (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, rough, touching, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, love triangle, friendship, life is a bitch, escapades, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse, redemption, addiction, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, friendship, love triangle, addiction, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, nightlife, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The World Belongs to Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a bridge, one night, a stabbing. There is Pouga. And there is Julien. The film shows the parallel destiny of these two young men who look alike without knowing each other.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, destiny, human nature, athlete and trainer, criminal heroes, athlete's life, crimes, firefighter, coach, father son relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Widow on the Hill (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sexy young hospice nurse, is hired by a wealthy man to care for his sick wife who eventually dies. When the nurse becomes the widower's new bride and then he dies suspiciously leaving his vast fortune to the new Mrs., his daughter becomes ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: terminal illness, manipulation, investigation, manipulations, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, cons and scams, murder, parents and children, power relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 439
Eat Your Bones (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, on the road, youth, coming of age, profanity, crimes, running from police, on the run, thief, rivalry, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 402
Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, embezzlement, stock broker, couple relations, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 1K
Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, drug abuse, society, misfit, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Rosario Tijeras (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rosario Tijeras has been abused by men all her life, initially by her stepfather. Years later, she works as a paid assassin, seducing men and killing them when they least expect it. She meets Emilio, a wealthy womanizer, and his best friend, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hitman, love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, crime, friendship, social decay, vigilantism, vengeance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beautiful Youth (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Natalia and Carlos, both aged 20, are in love and struggling to survive in today’s Spain. Their limited resources prevent them from getting ahead as they’d like to. They have no great ambitions because they have no great hopes. To earn some ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: unemployment, filmmaking, couple relations, working class, down on your luck, unfulfillment, couples, young lovers, sexual content, sexual relations, undressing, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Madame Brouette (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Canada, Senegal, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's only when the Tajaboom festival (at which women and men ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: police corruption, pregnancy, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, romance, society, womanizer, life is a bitch, human nature, murder, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 19
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 41
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, coming of age, masturbation, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, friends, haunted by the past, stranger, teenage girl, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%