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Short Sharp Shock (1998)
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Short Sharp Shock (1998)
Original name: Kurz und schmerzlos
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: friendship, gangsters, wedding, immigration, the underworld, crimes, best friends, gang, friends, contests and competitions, crime, greek, society, ethnic, buddies, immigrants, bully, ex boyfriend, foreigner, ex girlfriend, arms deal, hoodlum, violence, drugs, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hamburg germany, germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, friendship, violence and friends mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Short Sharp Shock: A Gang Story (2011), Maqbool (2003), One Eyed King (2001), Chiko (2008), Turn of Faith (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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Maqbool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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79%
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, smuggling, murder, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, crimes, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, partners, crime, baseball bat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Bonded by Blood 2 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the shadow of the Range Rover murders, drugs, violence and revenge continue to reign in a criminal underworld even darker and deadlier than before as a new generation of Essex Boys begin to carve their bloody mark.
Style: tense, exciting, disturbing, suspense
Plot: gangsters, gang, death, society, vengeance, revenge, battles, criminal's revenge, betrayal, violence, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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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, juvenile delinquency, society, best friends, gang, gays and lesbians, crimes, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
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64%
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, mafia, redemption, racial slur, crime, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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64%
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Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, society, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, motorcycle gang, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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62%
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hitman, wedding, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, crimes, assassination, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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The Magnet (2000)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, friends, americana, working class, musician's life, society, crimes, buddies, racism, performer's life, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france
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59%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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58%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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In the Fade (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Katja's life collapses after a senseless act impacts her life. After a time of mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: suspect, revenge, racism, terrorist bombing, marijuana, investigation, father in law daughter in law relationship, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, prison, lawyer, bomb ...
Time: year 2016, year 2013
Place: germany, greece, turkey, hamburg germany
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Godforsaken! (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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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: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
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50%
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Pigs (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
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49%
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In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, siblings relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
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49%
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Flick (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, gang, law enforcement, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
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46%
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Unter Nachbarn (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Good Neighbour is a 2011 German film directed by Stephan Rick. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival and was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the Hof International Film Festival.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, journalism, neighbor, manslaughter, power relations, buried truth, hidden truth, danger, deadly, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
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46%
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Ley Lines (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, friendship, gangsters, gang, drug dealer, juvenile delinquency, intrigue, life is a bitch, society, heist, suburbs, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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Total western (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a drug deal gone wrong, Bédé goes into hiding in the countryside at a reformative school for criminal youth. His location is found out, and he and the pupils have to protect themselves with whatever means they have.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, isolation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, violence, danger, countryside, farm, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bad Turn Worse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, small town, juvenile delinquency, danger, gangsters, friendship, love and romance, love triangle, betrayal, farm, rivalry, jealousy ...
Place: texas, usa
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45%
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7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family life, homecoming, society, buddies, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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