Neo realism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant neo realism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out neorealism, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere and disturbing films and TV shows about / with family relations, society, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, poverty and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
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neo realism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as neo realism: Wolfy (2009), All the Invisible Children (2005), La Ciénaga (2001), The Scrounger (1961), Karma Cartel (2014), The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011), Seduced and Abandoned (1964), The Stolen Children (1992), Kandahar (2001), The Mirror (1997).

List of neo realism movies

Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, neorealism ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family problems, alcohol abuse, parents and children, little girl, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, negligence, loneliness, family relations, werewolf, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: touching, neorealism, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, homeless, juvenile delinquency, child abandonment, aids, young heroes, life is a bitch, social decay, survival, society, youth, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, serbia, sao paulo brazil, napoli italy
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La Ciénaga (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from ...
Style: neorealism, captivating, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: children, racism, family problems, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, summer, husband wife relationship, alcoholic mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
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The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, prostitution, prostitute, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, post world war two, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, tokyo, japan, europe
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Karma Cartel (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an urban Indian city, A struggling actor battles for his career, but his friend who loses money in a scam deal commits an action that puts both of their lives in danger. The three last days before the incident follows the struggling actor, an ...
Style: experimental, neorealism, avant garde
Plot: avant-garde, social realism, malayalam
Place: india
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The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mila, a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile.
Style: humorous, surreal, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, society, daydreamer, arrogance, actress, caucasian, actress playing herself, laptop, dreaming, elevator, facebook ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and ...
Style: cynical, suspense, neorealism, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: feminism, time travel, seduction, satire, pregnancy, abandonment, disorder, manners, family feud, family relations, family problems, hypocrisy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy, southern italy
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The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, coming of age, social differences, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, on the road, self discovery, family problems, gain trust, society, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: surreal, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: islam, politics, desert, survival, refugee, culture clash, brutality, suicide, women, on the road, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iran, canada, california ...
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The Mirror (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: inspirational, neorealism, experimental, serious
Plot: youth, children, child, childhood, filmmaking, society, artists and showbiz, social misfits, getting home, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: erotic, neorealism, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: oral sex, sexual content, society, prostitute, girl, making love, sex scene, sex crime, mental disorder, sexual abuse, murder, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, tel aviv israel, israel, california ...
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
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Il Posto (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to ...
Style: neorealism, sad, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: exam, coming of age, boy, corporation, architecture, time travel, teenager, architect, minimal dialogue, office, family relations, college graduate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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A Long Journey (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A child from the slums of Santiago tours the city.
Style: neorealism
Plot: journey, innocence, social differences, violence, drunk, newborn, river, poverty, prostitution, big city, death of child, waking up ...
Place: chile, santiago chile
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Delusion (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the death of Frank's wife a mysterious woman appears. As their attraction grows Frank struggles with reality and his loss. He tries to start over not knowing his choices could lead him to his own downfall.
Style: spiritual, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, neorealism ...
Plot: mysterious woman, death, starting over, downfall, tragedy, attraction, supernatural, murder, supernatural power, delusion, psychic, husband wife relationship ...
Place: mexico
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Remittance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Singapore, USA, Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is ...
Style: neorealism
Plot: migrant worker, domestic servant, migrant, immigrants, filipino
Place: singapore, the philippines
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