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Would Be Kings (2008)
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Would Be Kings (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Best friends Patrick (Currie Graham) and Jamie (Ben Bass) are also cousins and cops determined to keep the streets safe and provide for their families. Their relationship suffers when they become entangled in a dangerous mix of mobsters, corruption, drugs and murder. As Jamie's boss, Patrick often has to cover for him, but their roles are reversed when Patrick falls in with the wrong people. Natasha Henstridge co-stars as Patrick's wife.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: police corruption, crimes, drug abuse, best friends, gang, drug dealing, betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, dirty cop, drug bust, cheating wife, crime, graphic violence, addiction, sexual content, profanity, police, sex, drug, sex scene, drugs, infidelity, drug trade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, life is a bitch and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Would Be Kings: Cymbeline (2014), Clutch (2011), Mafiosa (2006), Cool Money (2005), Blue Hill Avenue (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, master criminal, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, crime, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Clutch (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Tough, street smart, and resourceful pickpocket Kylie is forced to take care of herself after her boyfriend Matt finds himself in deep trouble with a gang of vicious mobsters he owes a huge sum of money to.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: on the run, life turned upside down, woman in danger, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, pickpocket, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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89%
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Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mafia, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, betrayal, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, family problems, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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80%
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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: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, city life, working undercover, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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62%
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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61%
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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59%
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The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, partners, workplace, fighting crime, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, chief of police, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 1K
Street Days (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: addiction, moral dilemma, betrayal, friendship, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, drug abuse, realism, drugs, street life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, love affair, extramarital affair, photographer, betrayal, murder, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Banshee: Origins (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Banshee: Origins is a series of webisodes based on the American drama television series produced by Cinemax called Banshee. The series offers flashbacks in-between the time where Lucas Hood was arrested and when Sheriff Lucas Hood first arrived in ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, heroes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, small town, sheriff, vigilante, strong violent content, crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, family relations, who to trust, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, lifestyle, crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, life is a bitch, small town, drug smuggling, athlete's life, neo noir, couples, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, destiny, gangsters, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, teenage love, social relations, dishonesty, teenage life, coming of age, urban, friends, profanity, sexual content, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge, buddies, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, survival, confined, criminal psychologist, dishonesty, warden, crimes, deadly, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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44%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
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43%
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Hiding (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
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Story: In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hidden identity, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down, family in danger, witness protection, parents and children, family relations, crimes, master criminal, dishonesty, hopes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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40%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, vengeance, perfect crime, rivalry, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, right and wrong, dishonesty, graphic violence, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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40%
 6.2
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, crimes, drug dealing, immigrants, cons and scams, friends, dishonesty, partners, misfit, society, fighting the system, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
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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, gang, gangsters, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, graphic violence, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Romanzo Criminale (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, violence, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%