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A Children's Story (2004)
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A Children's Story (2004)
Original name: Certi bambini
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life, street life, gang, crimes, graphic violence, buddies, power relations, urban ghetto, murderer, children, murder, criminal, teenage girl, juvenile delinquent, slum, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy

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Most similar movies to A Children's Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang, youth and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like A Children's Story: Piranhas (2019), Monga (2010), Adulthood (2008), Sket (2011), Weapons (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Piranhas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, camorra, criminal, coming of age, gang, hooliganism, self discovery, rivalry, fistfight, society, social decay, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: naples italy
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, homeless, poverty, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, society, youth, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, society, friends, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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57%
 6.6
 13K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, starting over, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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55%
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 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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50%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, working class, criminal heroes, society, homecoming, small town, murder, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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47%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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47%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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45%
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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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42%
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, destructive relationship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, coming of age, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquent, drug dealer, runaway, child in peril, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay, teenage life, rich and poor, tough heroes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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41%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, underground, friendship, working class, rise and fall, society, illegal prostitution, escapades, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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41%
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, social decay, vigilantism, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, youth gang, gang, coming of age, crimes, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, parents and children, high school life, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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39%
 6.9
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, social problems, realism, rebellion, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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39%
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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, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, graphic violence, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set over the course of a New Year's Eve night in the Croatian port city of Split, where it follows three parallel plots. The first plot line features a small-time drug dealer Nike (Marinko Prga) and a young widow Marija (Nives ...
Style: serious, disturbing, neo noir, rough, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, murder, crimes, small town, dealer, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, new year, new year's eve, addiction, prostitute, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, police, child prostitution, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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38%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gas station, friendship, social decay, urban ghetto life, teenage life, against the odds, innocence lost, city life, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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38%
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Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, youth, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, reform, school, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, transvestism, teachers and students, prison life, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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38%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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38%
 5.9
 2K
LUV (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Over the course of one day, a shy 13-year-old forms a bond with his troubled uncle.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, rough
Plot: family relations, odd couple, dysfunctional family, friendship, life is a bitch, orphan, boy, manhood, society, youth, urban ghetto, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, gay african american, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined, gang, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
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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: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, realism, friendship between boys, troubled youth, teen angst, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, legal, hopes, crimes, youth, legal action, social misfits, witnessing a crime, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.6
 747K
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 ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, gang war, street gang, drug dealing, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
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City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: street gang, gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, social problems, gang war, society, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%