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 neo realism, family relations, society, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, poverty, youth, dysfunctional family and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as neo realism: Wolfy (2009), All the Invisible Children (2005), La Ciénaga (2001), The Scrounger (1961), The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011), Seduced and Abandoned (1964), The Stolen Children (1992), Kandahar (2001), The Mirror (1997), Fiona (1998).

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, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional character, family relations, little girl, neo realism, negligence, mother daughter relationship, loneliness ...
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, atmospheric, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kids in trouble, homeless, juvenile delinquency, aids, social decay, life is a bitch, young heroes, child abandonment, society, danger, youth, neo realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, napoli italy, sao paulo brazil
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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: touching, neorealism, captivating, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: children, racism, family problems, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, neo realism, incest, siblings relations, alcoholic mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, los angeles, usa
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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, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall, neo realism, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
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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, entertaining, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, artists and showbiz, society, daydreamer, actress, film set, arrogance, neo realism, noodles, laptop, superstar ...
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: neorealism, clever, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, seduction, family tradition, family problems, neo realism, family feud, family relations, hypocrisy, dishonesty, unwanted pregnancy, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, 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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: orphanage, social differences, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, gain trust, society, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
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: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: islam, desert, survival, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, taliban, journalism, race against time, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, 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: neorealism, serious, experimental
Plot: filmmaking, chaos and mayhem, new wave, human nature, parents and children, city life, urban, family relations, neo realism, disorder, youth, society ...
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, family relations, law enforcer killer, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol, neo realism, social misfits, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, tel aviv israel, israel ...
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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: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, 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: bleak, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: office, family relations, coming of age, corporation, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, boss and employee, self discovery, unfulfilled love, workplace romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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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: neorealism, social realism, avant garde
Plot: neo realism, avant-garde, malayalam
Place: india
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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, death of child, drunk, poverty, newborn, boy, prostitution, river, big city, social differences, waking up, criminal ...
Place: chile, santiago de 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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: mysterious woman, death, starting over, downfall, tragedy, attraction, supernatural, supernatural power, denial, murder, 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: neo realism, domestic servant, migrant, filipino, migrant worker, immigrants
Place: the philippines, singapore
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