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The Combination (2009)
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The Combination (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the maligned western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John gets out of gaol to discover his younger brother Charlie is caught up with drugs, hookers and crime. Charlie oscillates between the streets and school. Daily clashes between Scott and Charlie's gang escalate. This feud spills into the streets in a territory and identity battle that turns bloody.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, racism, drug dealing, fall in love, starting over, society, deadly, homecoming, prison, school, gory, war on drugs, suburbs, race riot, battles, mute or deaf, urban ghetto life, political unrest, suburban life, siblings relations, americana, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, gangsters and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Combination: It’s Only Make Believe (2013), Lana's Rain (2002), Around the Block (2013), Sous X (2015), Five Star (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense
Plot: prison, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, drug dealing, crimes, adoption, criminal heroes, murder, strong female character, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, immigrants, crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, life is a bitch, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, sexual content, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.4
 41
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.4
 526
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, society, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, drug dealing, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 174
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, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, crimes, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 211
Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, crimes, going straight, gangsters, gang, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.1
 231
Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, haunted by the past, gangsters, gang, crimes, destiny, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, going straight, fighting the system, injustice, frame up, redemption, crimes, society, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 87
Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, politics, mayor, vigilantism, social decay, moral dilemma, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, teenage life, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gang, crimes, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, love, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 506
Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, immigrants, buddies, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, lebanese, drug dealing, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, tense, rough, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, criminal heroes, society, crimes, gangsters, immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, crime, countryside, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, gang, life is a bitch, going straight, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, criminal heroes, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, deadly, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 583
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, jail, hotel, prison, crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, racism, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 10K
Ill Manors (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, crimes, society, drug dealer, police raid, drug addict, rivalry, danger, hip hop, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, redemption, urban, city life, down on your luck, society, going straight, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family but ends up murdering them.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally unstable, family in danger, dysfunctional family, murder, crimes, family problems, deadly, homecoming, reunion, danger, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 315
Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: tense, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, drug abuse, gang, deadly, gangsters, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, violence spree, sexual content, crime, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 496
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, drug dealing, crime gone awry, unemployment, police detective, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, lovers on the run, fall in love, gangsters, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%