Movies like Stolen Dreams 2009

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Stolen Dreams (2009)
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Original name: Sonhos Roubados
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 consumer desires. However, even faced with the trials of absolute uncertainty and lack of hope, Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane insist on loving, having fun and planning their future.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, rough, bleak, disturbing, student film
Plot: coming of age, friends, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, prostitute, youth, best friends, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, strong female presence, urban ghetto, sex, teenager, dancing, birthday, african american, favela, nudity (full frontal - brief), latin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to Stolen Dreams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about youth, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, teenage life, friendship and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Musical genres. Some movies like Stolen Dreams: 1 Out of 7 (2011), Artificial Paradises (2012), Forbidden to Forbid (2006), City of Men (2007), Life Hits (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, homeless, family problems, society, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, love, urban ghetto life, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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Artificial Paradises (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Artificial Paradises tells the story of Nando and Erika, two young people in their twenties who meet several times without noticing. It tells the story of the subculture of electronic music and rave parties and drugs like MDMA.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: fall in love, best friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, haunted by the past, youth, music festival, radio dj, innocence lost, alcohol abuse, menage a trois, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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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, bleak ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, rivalry, love, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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72%
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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 ...
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
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, friendship, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, drug abuse, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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51%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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49%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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43%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, social decay, family problems, gang, society, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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43%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, dysfunctional family, teenage life, society, gain trust, family problems, bittersweet, life is a bitch, youth, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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, adolescence, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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38%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, youth, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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37%
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Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: downfall, mental institution, confinement indoors, teenage life, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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37%
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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36%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, strong female presence, life is a bitch, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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36%
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Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: music band, hip hop, friendship, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, society, racism, showbiz, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, stylized, bleak, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family problems, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, protecting from truth, urban ghetto, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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32%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, estrangement, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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31%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
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29%
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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
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29%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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29%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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29%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, sincere, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, social decay, drug abuse, injustice, drug dealing, society, prostitute, unemployment, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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28%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual harassment, family relations, woman in danger, rich and poor, social decay, life is a bitch, family problems, urban ghetto life, city life, gender, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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28%
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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27%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, woman in danger, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
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26%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, society, lifestyle, youth, high school life, innocence lost, coming of age, teenager, drugs, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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