In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
|Characters||Teens, Difficult teens, Poor|
|Style||Soulful, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing|
Wael, a former street child, makes a living from small scams with his adoptive mother and partner-in-crime Monique. When this unconventional duo swindles the wrong guy, Victor, an old acquaintance of Monique now in charge of a support organization for troubled teens, they have no choice but to become his interim secretary and educator in order to redeem themselves.
|Plot||Friendship, Death, Weapon, Political, Justice|
|Place||School, Ghetto, Party|
|Style||Psychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think|
Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.
Isi and Ossi couldn't be any more different: She's a billionaire's daughter from Heidelberg, he's a struggling boxer from the nearby town of Mannheim. But when Isi meets Ossi, the two quickly realize that they can take advantage of one another: She dates the broke boxer to provoke her parents and get them to fund a long-desired chef training in New York. He tries to rip off the rich daughter to finance his first professional boxing match. Their plans soon develop into emotional chaos that challenges everything the two believe to know about money, career and love.
|Characters||Dogs, Teachers, Students, Poor|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Fate, Hunger, Radio|
|Place||School, Africa, Small cities|
|Style||To cry, Heavy, Depressive|
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
|Characters||Horses, Samurai, Snake|
|Plot||Life, Snow, Family life|
|Place||Village, Mountains, Japan, Asia|
|Style||Gloomy, Depressive, Serious|
In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.
|Country||Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Childrens, Judge, Street children, Large families, Poor|
|Plot||Survival, Slavery, Hunger|
|Style||To cry, Heavy|
Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
|Genre||fantastic, action, melodrama|
|Characters||Thieves, Immortals, Poor|
|Plot||Love, Survival, Robbery, Money, Revolution|
|Style||Twisted plot, Philosophical, Tense, Cyberpunk, Serious|
In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.
|Characters||Teens, Thieves, Family, Fathers, Poor|
|Plot||Robbery, Relationship, Money, Debts|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Action, Heavy, Gloomy, Serious|
A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother.
|Characters||Street children, Orphans, Poor, Guardian, Defenders|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Action, Fascinating, Tense|
In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Birthday, Candies|
|Style||Interesting, For children, Exciting, By books, Fancy|
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, crime|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA, India|
|Characters||Teens, Police, Friends, Street children, Orphans|
|Plot||Love, Travel, Relationship, Money, True love|
|Style||Exciting, Inspirational, Oscars, Touching, Serious|
Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
|Country||United Kingdom, West Germany, USA|
|Characters||Teens, Soldier, Poor|
|Style||Action, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious|
A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
|Characters||Businessmen, Parents, Poor|
|Plot||On real events, Money, Success|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||To cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious|
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, drama, detective|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Rich guys and poor girls, Orphans|
|Plot||Love, True love, Investigation, Obsession, Love at first sight|
|Style||Psychological problems, By books, Tense, Disturbing|
After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.
|Plot||Soccer, Life, Family life|
Everyone in the village of Bouzolles knows the Tuche family, who live by the philosophy "Man is not made to work." Despite their lack of money, they strive to be happy... that is, until their hand-to-mouth existence is turned on its head. After winning the lottery, the Tuches get rich beyond their wildest dreams and move to Monaco. And while attempting to fit in in their swanky new homeland, they struggle to stay true to the same principles by which they've always lived.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Disabled people, Nurses|
|Plot||Love, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression|
|Place||Sea, Small cities|
|Style||Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful|
A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.
|Genre||thriller, comedy, drama|
|Characters||Family, Scammers, Rich, Businessmen, Maids|
|Style||Exciting, Oscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense|
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
|Characters||Thieves, Family, Criminals, Orphans, Poor|
|Plot||Love, Robbery, Passion, Money, Loneliness|
|Place||Prison, Trains, Ocean, Japan, Kitchen|
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, western, military|
|Country||Australia, United Kingdom, USA|
|Plot||War, Adventure, Travel, Inheritance|
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
|Genre||documentary, biography, news|
|Characters||Teachers, Photographers, Poor|
|Style||Soulful, Makes me think, Touching, Serious|
The academy award winning documentary depicting the lives of child prostitutes in the red light district of Songachi, Calcutta. Director Zana Briski went to photograph the prostitutes when she met and became friends with their children. Briski began giving photography lessons to the children and became aware that their photography might be a way for them to lead better lives.
|Genre||drama, adventure, western|
|Place||Wild West, Deserts, Canada|
|Style||Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing|
Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, flamboyant businessman Wilhelm Laser, they are hoping to find their fortune in the recently discovered goldfields of Dawson, but they have no idea of the stresses and dangers which lie ahead on their 2,500 kilometre journey. Before long uncertainty, cold weather and exhaustion begin to take their toll and conflicts escalate. The journey leads these men and women deeper and deeper into a menacing wilderness. (Berlinale.de)
|Genre||melodrama, drama, musical|
|Plot||Love, Dancing, Money, Dreams, Success|
The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
|Genre||drama, family, sport|
|Characters||Teens, Skaters, Poor|
|Style||Womens in main roles|
Prerna, a teenager growing up in rural India, comes of age when she’s introduced to the sport of skateboarding. As a result, she has to fight the odds to follow her dreams and compete in the national championship.
|Characters||Lesbians, Cooks, Rich guys and poor girls, Rich, Twins|
|Plot||Dancing, Wedding, Money|
|Style||Light, Soulful, Fascinating|
An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
|Country||Brazil, United Kingdom|
|Style||Makes me think, Intellectual, Serious|
An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, crime|
|Characters||Lawyers, Friends, Businessmen|
|Plot||Money, Friendship, Success|
|Place||Wall Street, New York|
|Style||Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart|
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
|Country||Australia, United Kingdom, USA, India|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Loneliness|
|Place||Trains, India, Australia|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching|
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.