Movies like City of Men 2007

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City of Men (2007)
 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Original name: Cidade dos Homens
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, rough, serious, captivating, harsh, suspense, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: street gang, gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, social problems, society, gang war, youth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, ex convict, drug lord, relationships, storytelling, brutality, character study, adaptation, crime, coming of age, friends, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about gang, crimes, life is a bitch, friendship, society, violence and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like City of Men: Gangs of New York (2002), Elite Squad (2007), Gomorrah (2008), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Thug (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 678K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 3K
City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: kids in trouble, friendship, street gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, crime, young heroes, urban ghetto life, social problems, street kid, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: stylized, tense, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 96K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police brutality, police corruption, law enforcement, squad, drug traffic, poverty, crime, crimes, fighting crime, slum, social decay ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 45K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, new york, naples italy, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crimes, crime, gang war, life is a bitch, violence spree, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ecuador, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: poverty, gang, redemption, bully, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 119K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, street gang, tragic event, football ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.2
 463
Stolen Dreams (2009)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, friends, society, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, dysfunctional family, family problems, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 113K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, social problems, crimes, childhood, youth, vandalism, xenophobia, juvenile delinquency, adolescence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 6K
Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, child rape, juvenile delinquency, youth, street kid, down on your luck, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 4K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, prison, violence, murder, muslim, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 479
Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: gang, friendship, biker, juvenile delinquency, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, society, vengeance, motorcycle gang, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, crime, hip hop, coming of age, police brutality, social decay, graduation, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, coming of age, urban ghetto, parents and children, crimes, urban ghetto life, friendship, life is a bitch, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, sex with a stranger, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 141K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, police brutality, poverty, youth, skinhead, protest, friendship, urban ghetto life, rebellion, racism, suburbs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.4
 13K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, drug dealer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, survival, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, homeless, gang, vengeance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 477
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, violence, danger, injustice, police corruption, brutality, russian, friendship, life philosophy, dishonesty, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 169
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 12K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
 53K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: violence, crime, crimes, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, crimes, friendship, murder, infidelity, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, lethal injection, deadly, crimes, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, friendship, friends, urban ghetto life, crimes, society, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 44K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, ex convict, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, society, friends, danger, life is a bitch, social decay, social worker, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, reformatory, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, penitentiary, criminal, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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