Movies like Children of Sarajevo

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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Original name: Djeca
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 siblings struggling in a transitional society where only the fittest survive.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, friendship, friends and siblings relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Children of Sarajevo: The Wild Dogs (2002), I Am from Titov Veles (2007), Tales (2014), Lilet Never Happened (2012), Abel's Field (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, family relations, denial, life is a bitch, society, human nature, redemption, friendship, city life, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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95%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, society, family problems, daydreamer, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 ⇓
83%
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 648
Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: orphan, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, school, absent father, fight, belief in god, responsibility, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 271
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, homeless, street life, orphan, survival, life is a bitch, beach, 20 year old, hollywood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, texas, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 66
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, society, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, tense ...
Plot: social decay, juvenile delinquency, teenage rebellion, realism, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 287
Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: racism, politics, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, orphan, friendship, social decay, society, injustice, vengeance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, animal life, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, society, youth, friends, family relations, pets, child smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual harassment, social decay, rich and poor, woman in danger, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, gender, youth, city life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
55%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: gypsy, family in danger, racism, social decay, society, realism, danger, social misfits, murder, life is a bitch, family life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, society, life is a bitch, youth, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 693
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 608
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, misfit, unlikely partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: orphan, street kid, working class, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life, brother sister relationship, teenage prostitution, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
 37
Nagima (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ugly, illiterate and an uncommunicative “graduate” of the city orphanage, Nagima is a young woman whose life offers little potential for success or even happiness. Nagima rents a tiny room on the outskirts of the city of Almaty with her fellow ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, looking for love, society, love and romance, best friends, social misfits, physical appearance, orphan, friendship, death in childbirth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, rivalry, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, friendship, society, life is a bitch, high school life, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 93
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 624
Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, strong female presence, leaving home, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, discrimination, gays and lesbians, gender, society, social misfits, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 1K
Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, friends, urban ghetto life, friendship, society, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%