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The Magnet (2000)
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The Magnet (2000)
Original name: Comme Un Aimant
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends, all around 30, who live in the Le Panier district of Marseille, France. It's not a bad life, made up of slightly shady dealings, nights out, sun and just hanging out. But the neighborhood is an inescapable presence. Over a period of a few summer days, their carefree lives will plunge into a predictable tragedy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, friends, society, musician's life, working class, buddies, americana, racism, music, hip hop, performer's life, crime, artists and showbiz, immigrants, prank, twentysomething life, childhood friend, childhood friends, gangster
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, society, criminal heroes, gangster and friends mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Magnet: Loyalty & Respect (2006), Federal Hill (1994), Between the Canals (2011), Borsalino (1970), Belly (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Cashville, two friend friends are torn apart buy fast money and launch an all out street war where no one can be trusted. Loyalty and Respect is lost over Cash in the city of Cashville.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: hip hop, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, gang, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, society, buddies, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, tennessee
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 6.3
 425
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, society, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, best friends, gang, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
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91%
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
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ex convict, buddies, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, crime, crimes, heist, friends, life is a bitch, going straight, drug dealing, lifestyle, rise and fall, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
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66%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, life is a bitch, youth, deadly, criminal heroes, society, small town, homecoming, murder, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, gang, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, going straight, rivalry, hopes, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 3K
Sisters (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: ambush, gangsters, crimes, sister, love, problem child, father, collaboration, protector, danger, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder, stripper, henchman, deception, crime, corvette, sex, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, crimes, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, love and romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, buddies, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, rise and fall, society, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, thief, group of criminals, ambition, gang, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 266
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, family in crisis, society, down on your luck, unemployment, parents and children, plan, danger, bankruptcy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 568
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, injustice, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, musician's life, redemption, prison life, crime, youth, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: female protagonist, gangsters, rape, rich and poor, crime, political unrest, vengeance, crimes, family relations, criminal heroes, prostitute, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, crimes, crime, leadership, law enforcement, partners, rivalry, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
48%
King of Paper Chasin' (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream. But history ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, crimes, drug dealing, urban ghetto, ambition, betrayal, starting over, musician's life, artists and showbiz, african american, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, gangsters, godparent, deadly, crime, society, gang, restaurant, psychopath, store, heist, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The State-Mafia Pact (2014)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story about how the pact beetween Italian State and Mafia was inked with innocence blood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mafia, crimes, society, gangsters, corruption, controversy, reenactment, crime, female director, political satire, satire
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 547
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, chase, crime, gang, heist, police investigation, siege ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 84
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, drug addict, teenager, religion, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gravity (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives an ordinary life. When a bank customer, whom Frederik has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: heist, crimes, buddies, unlikely criminals, life turned upside down, disorder, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, suicide by gunshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
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Gangsterboys (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Mahmut, the son of a poor Turkish greengrocer in the Netherlands, dreams of escaping his retail fate by becoming a rapper. But things change radically when he and his best friend Apo find out that a dangerous Turkish gang is extorting money from ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: undercover, gangsters, immigrants, crimes, gang, working undercover, fighting crime, buddies, hip hop, society, musician's life, rapper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, racism, homecoming, starting over, fall in love, society, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, deadly, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Black & White (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, talky, controversial ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, interracial relations, high school, athlete's life, crimes, crime, culture clash, racism, social differences, city life, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, gangsters, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, buddies, performer's life, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%