Movies and TV shows like The Runaway 2010

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The Runaway (2010)
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The Runaway (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when Cathy is forced to protect Madge from a violent attack by a punter it changes her life forever. Cathy is taken into care but she suffers institutional abuse which leaves her with no choice but to run away. She ends up destitute, on the streets of Soho. Desrae, a transvestite, unexpectedly comes to her rescue.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating, rough, gloomy, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, gangsters, on the run, murder, life is a bitch, gender, life turned upside down, betrayal, danger, society, teenage life, boxing, teenage love, youth, transsexual, childhood sweetheart, street kid, graphic violence, juvenile delinquency, urban, the underworld, rage, suffering, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, law enforcement, haunted by the past and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Runaway: The Fear (2012), Spotless (2015), Awaydays (2009), The Body Farm (2011), The Mind of a Murderer (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonor among criminals, gang war, gang, elderly, life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, mental illness, family relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family problems, haunted by the past, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: forensics, crimes, murder investigation, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, right hand man, crime, police investigation, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Mind of a Murderer (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offer insight into what drives people to kill. From her early doctorate research on psychopathy, to her ongoing study of criminal behavior, she possesses a unique ability to push ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: uncover truth, murder, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, prison, crime, interview
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Survivor (2008)
Genre: Crime
Country: Romania
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After WWII Comisarul Moldovan spent years as a political prisoner of the communist regime. The favorite entertainment of the Russian Colonel in charge of the prison was to have the inmates play Russian Roulette. Only his unbelievable luck and ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: survival, danger, social decay, haunted by the past, vengeance, gambling, contests and competitions, intrigue, crimes, society, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, romania
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Fallen Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor, Fallen Angel tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be a psychopathic killer. It has an unusual narrative that moves backwards in time as it uncovers the ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, weakness, mystery, life is a bitch, betrayal, murder, flashback, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, friendship, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
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64%
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Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, partners, assassination plot, danger, crime, strong female presence, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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62%
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Lucan (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, stylized
Plot: murder, estate, crimes, crumbling marriage, custody, dysfunctional family, family relations, custody battle, aristocrat, abusive husband, accusation, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: england, london, english channel
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61%
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, murder suspect, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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61%
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The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, betrayal, crimes, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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61%
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Jack Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, danger, assassination attempt, rivalry, neo noir, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police corruption, crime boss, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, mob boss, crimes, determination, cruelty, mafia, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, chase, wanted, protagonist as suspect, disorder, crimes, race against time, life turned upside down, investigation, uncover truth, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester england, manchester
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The Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Taxi driver, Vince McKee, finds his life taking an unexpected turn after he accepts an offer to drive for a criminal gang.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gang, crimes, heist, organized crime, life turned upside down, family relations, driver, chase, graphic violence, urban, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, secret, intrigue, charles dickens, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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51%
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, life turned upside down, murder mystery, missing person, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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49%
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Forgotten (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Ben Turner is living an idyllic life in the sleepy English countryside. Happily married and father to a six-year-old daughter, things couldn't be better until a dark reminder from his past turns up in the morning mail.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, starting over, small town life, small town, haunted by the past, countryside, hotel, couple relations, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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49%
The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: murder, drug dealing, gangsters, gang, crimes, rise and fall, police investigation, fighting crime, who done it, law enforcement, police, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: england, amsterdam, netherlands
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Mocro Maffia (2018)
Genre: Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Romano, Potlood and De Paus rise in the rank of the criminal world. Before they know it, they run Amsterdam's entire coke market. Because of jealousy, their relation becomes complicated and ends up hostile.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, suspense
Plot: friendship, organized crime, gang war, character study, gangsters, danger, society, dishonesty, criminal, social decay, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
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I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, trapped, danger, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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47%
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
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47%
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, coming of age, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
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47%
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The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
TV show
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, deadly, race against time, therapy, police investigation, chases and races, crime, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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46%
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, murder, courtroom, legal, police brutality, vicious, law enforcement, haunted by the past, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, life is a bitch, confined, legal investigation, accused of murder, crime, crimes, legal, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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43%