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The Man of the Year (2003)
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The Man of the Year (2003)
Original name: O Homem do Ano
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jobless and insecure to the point where he can't even face himself in the mirror, a terrified Máiquel enters a salon to have his hair died platinum blond after losing a soccer bet to a friend. His new look supplying an unexpected jolt of confidence, Máiquel asks Cledir, the salon employee who died his hair, to join him at the bar in celebration. Taunted by local bully Suel upon arrival at the bar, Máiquel decides to settle the matter by purchasing a rifle and shooting down the loudmouthed Suel in the presence of Suel's young girlfriend. Unexpectedly hailed as a hero by his neighbors and the police, Suel's girlfriend subsequently approaches Máiquel and claims that since he killed Suel, it is now Máiquel's responsibility to care for her. Simultaneously learning that Cledir is pregnant and anticipating a marriage proposal, Máiquel's newfound reputation soon catches up to him as the dubious requests of influential locals begin to take their toll on him.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: murder, pregnancy, bet, vigilantism, life turned upside down, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, vigilante, heroes, love triangle, crime, anti hero, makeover, anti heroes, soccer, wedding, blonde, mercenary, gun, corrupt cop, bartender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, couples, love and romance, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Man of the Year: The Shame (2001), Fatal Honeymoon (2012), Naomi (2010), The Major (2013), A Dirty Carnival (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
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The Shame (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 202 min.
Story: Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant and he wants to take the child away from her. In her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Dirty Carnival (2006)
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
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Mystery (2012)
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Baseline (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rain (2001)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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 388
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
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Plot: love triangle, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, fish out of water, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, hitman, love and romance, bollywood, fall in love, criminal heroes, romance, deadly, unfulfillment, crimes, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, family relations, couples, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 946
Sway (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A murder investigation reveals a deep-rooted sibling rivalry in director Miwa Nishikawa's brooding family drama. On the one-year anniversary of his mother's death, Tokyo art and fashion photographer Takeru (Joe Odagiri) returns to his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 1K
Villain (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Shimizu Yuichi (Tsumabuki Satoshi) is a shy and lonely day laborer looking for love. He aimlessly spends time corresponding with girls via telephone dating services and going on random encounters with girls looking for spending cash. His world is ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, murder, couples, crimes, social misfits, romancing a suspect, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%