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The Fool (2014)
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The Fool (2014)
Original name: Дурак
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: suspense, bleak, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, dark, biting, political, gloomy ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, moral dilemma, violence, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, evacuation, lone hero, courage, apartment building, tragedy, dishonesty, social decay, catastrophe, alcoholic, drinking alcohol, drinking, greed, neighbor neighbor relationship, justice, vengeance, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspense films with plots about crimes, society, justice, corruption, betrayal, life is a bitch and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fool: Leviathan (2014), The Major (2013), Live! (2010), The Watchman (2019), A Long and Happy Life (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, russian, life is a bitch, legal action, social relations, political corruption, coastal town, friends, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 7.3
 4K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, police station, police corruption, law enforcement, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.1
 2K
Live! (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hunter, moral dilemma, crimes, rescue, criminal heroes, danger, on the run, odd couple, pursuit, graphic violence, in the woods, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 1K
The Watchman (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The protagonist Vlad is a man of about forty; he lives and works as watchman in an old sanatorium that is due to be demolished. He obviously needs this work to live the life of a hermit. One night a married couple appears at the sanatorium: Vera and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, talky, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: solitude, domestic violence, frustration, loneliness, depression, survival, family problems, moral dilemma, violence, justice, revenge, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, sad ...
Plot: village, farm, society, rebelliousness, social relations, injustice, rebellion, hopes, depression, justice, alcohol, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 2K
Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, media satire, tv show, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, politics, political corruption, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, penitentiary, criminal, crime, crimes, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 91K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, ohio, indiana, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.4
 592
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, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, violence, injustice, danger, police corruption, crime, corruption, criminal heroes, russian, society, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, society, crimes, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 132K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, talky, bleak ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 123K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, emotional, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, hospital, injustice, financial problem, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, crimes, crime, doctors and patients, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 681
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, social decay, human spirit, prison life, hopes, juvenile delinquency, racism, sexual abuse, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 19K
Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: hostage, media, politics, journalism, investigation, society, crimes, journalist, workplace intrigue, fighting the system, injustice, museum ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 388K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, neo noir, african american, police brutality, gunfight, mentor, profanity, gang, gangs, one day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, dog, small town, juvenile delinquency, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, united states, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, theft, maid, blackmail, black market, muslim, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
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Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, homeless, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 2K
The Factory (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, France, Armenia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a factory is bound to close, a group of workers decides to take action against the owner.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: problem solving, hostage, social problem, class conflict, uncover truth, truth, injustice, conflict, eccentricity, capitalism, acquittal, wrath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, babies and infants, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, law enforcement, society, injustice, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 48K
The East (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: environmentalism, fighting the system, terrorism, ecological disaster, radical, undercover, environmental issues, poisoning, social activist, powerful corporation, danger, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tennis, espionage, betrayal, couple relations, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, family in danger, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, saving a life, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, morocco, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 20K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, crimes, moral dilemma, injustice, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Dangerous Ground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen couldn't be contacted. Vusi goes to Johannesburg to find him, but at ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, police corruption, prostitute, drug dealing, culture clash, drug abuse, urban ghetto, fighting the system, crimes, juvenile delinquency, political corruption, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, justice, state affairs, dishonesty, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%