Movies like The Boys of St. Vincent

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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, sexy, rough, thought provoking, bleak, tense, light, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, child abuse, man boy relationship, homosexual rape, catholic priest, orphanage, underage sex, child molester, pedophile priest, sexual abuse, rape of a minor, pedophile, catholicism, coming of age, life is a bitch, childhood, orphan, religion, sexual humiliation, catholic orphanage, hidden truth, sexual predator, clergy, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland

Most similar movies to The Boys of St. Vincent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about child abuse, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, society, youth, children and pedophilia mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Boys of St. Vincent: Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), Sleepers (1996), For My Brother (2014), Mysterious Skin (2004), Silenced (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, gay rape, reformatory, child rape, boarding school life, orphan, corporal punishment, discipline, reform school, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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100%
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Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, vengeance, rape, pedophilia, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison rape, pedophile, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 651
For My Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers' ...
Style: disturbing, rough, touching, suspense
Plot: brother brother relationship, child prostitution, child abuse, incest, sexual perversion, pedophilia, homosexual rape, mistreatment, father son relationship, male masturbation, lgbt, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Silenced (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, sex crime, mute or deaf, rape, disability, deaf mute, teacher student sex, sign language, punishment, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Style: suspense, disturbing
Plot: pedophile priest, pedophile, child abuse, teenager, corporal punishment, catholic church, punishment, obedience, bullying, confession, seminary, gay ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, clergy, courtroom drama, social decay, sexual harassment, legal, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 5K
Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: pedophilia, pedophile, child rape, child abuse, child molestation, life is a bitch, boy, kidnapping, isolation, basement, sexual abuse, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Judgment (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.
Plot: altar boy, child molester, pedophile priest, catholic church, youth, lawsuit, childhood sexual abuse, father son relationship, little girl, doctor, doll, holy communion ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jet Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave Schultz' feature debut Jet Boy is a drama about a boy attempting to figure out his future. Nathan (Branden Nadon) goes on a search to find his father after his mother dies of a drug overdose. Nathan has been prostituting himself in order ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: man boy relationship, kids in trouble, orphan, gay, teenage prostitution, child neglect, youth, prostitute, teenage boy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: kids in trouble, boy, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, social worker, life is a bitch, isolation, youth, police, violence, hopes, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, disturbing, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, violence against women, human spirit, sin, punishment, evil nun, sexual abuse, mistreatment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, latin america, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: courtroom drama, false accusation, lawyer, pedophilia, wrongful arrest, justice, social worker, true crime, gender, legal, school, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, prostitution, social worker, police, child prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, sexual abuse, introspection, parents and children, moral dilemma, kids in trouble, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, society, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Name of the Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The new movie of Vincent Lannoo.
Style: suspense, cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: pedophile priest, sexual abuse, vengeance, unlikely criminals, losing-it hero, rivalry, crimes, society, life is a bitch, double life, racism, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Night Too Young (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia
Duration: 65 min.
Story: On New Year's Day, two preteen boys wind up in the apartment of Katerina, a teacher from their school, along with her friends, Stepan and David. As the older trio bickers, drinks and flirts, the boys gain eye-opening insight into the adult ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: underage drinking, child molestation, teenage boy, friendship, sexual awakening, friendship between boys, underage sex, teenager, sex, sexualized violence, children, pedophilia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, queer cinema ...
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, religion, priest, church, journalist, lawyer, pedophile priest, cardinal the priest, children, husband wife relationship, gay ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, queer cinema
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, lgbt, gay bashing, gay, hate crime, gays and lesbians, murder, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Aclà's Decent Into Floristella (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Sicily in the 1930's, Aurelio Grimaldi's feature debut chronicles the harsh story of twelve-year-old boy, Aclà, sold into slavery by his destitute parents to work in the underground Floristella sulfur mines. Overworked and ...
Style: political
Plot: pedophilia, boy, coming of age, gay, male nudity, male objectification, social injustice, traumatic childhood, little boy, youth, sex crime, childhood ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child prostitution, kidnapping, child abduction, pedophile, sexual abuse, rape, child molestation, pedophilia, confined, haunted by the past, child abuse, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, child abuse, courtroom, coming of age, false accusation, sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption, teenage life, custody, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: disturbing, melancholic, compassionate, enigmatic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pedophilia, sex with a minor, coming of age, child abuse, older man younger woman relationship, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, neighbor, adolescence, small town ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, obsession, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, emotional, sad ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, family problems, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, erotic, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, rape, virgin, virginity, innocence lost, sexual abuse, rape victim, sex, first time, manipulation, fat girl, rapist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south of france, paris france, rome italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: touching, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: orphan, child abuse, rescue, family relations, selflessness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, abuse, children, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Born Innocent (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: prison rape, prison, women in prison, female psychopath, reform school, teenage runaway, child rape, brutality, children, hell, rape, runaway ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: compassionate, thought provoking, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: isolation, father daughter relationship, confined, family relations, religions or cults, human nature, society, life is a bitch, blindness, childhood, social worker, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, tokyo, middle east, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%