Movies like Lights in the Dusk

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Lights in the Dusk (2006)
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Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Original name: Laitakaupungin valot
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near his work. Out of the blue, a young sophisticated blonde woman attaches herself to Koistenin. He thinks of her as his girlfriend, he takes her on her rounds.
Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, night watchman, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, loneliness, misfit, down on your luck, gem, regret, existentialism, prison, destiny, love and romance, society, dishonesty, social misfits, hapless, power relations, teacher, friendship, loser, love of one's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland, argentina, scotland

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Most similar movies to Lights in the Dusk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and thought provoking films with plots about crimes, crime, loneliness, runaway, dialogue, life philosophy and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lights in the Dusk: 3-Iron (2004), Satan (2007), The Thief (1997), Croupier (1998), Crime and Punishment (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3-Iron (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: enigmatic, contemplative, melancholic, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: golf, destiny, homeless, romance, domestic violence, jealousy, love triangle, escape, drifter, invasion, husband wife relationship, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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 7.2
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Satan (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: clergy, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, femme fatale, weakness, deadly, looking for love, love and romance, teachers and students, figment, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia
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100%
 7.7
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The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, crimes, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
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62%
 7.1
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Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, neo noir, cons and scams, crimes, crime, neo-noir, love and romance, dishonesty, femme fatale, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, guilt, morality, friend, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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59%
Man on the Train (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man, Milan (played by Johnny Hallyday) steps off a train, into a small French village. As he waits for the day when he will rob the town bank, he runs into an old retired poetry teacher named M. Manesquier (Jean Rochefort). The two men strike up a ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, buddies, mysterious character, criminal heroes, human nature, heist, crimes, golden years, small town, male friendship, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bad Luck Love (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A shocking crime forces a man to re-evaluate his life, only to find that going straight is more complicated than he imagined in this acclaimed drama from Finland. Ali (Jorma Tommila) is a low-level criminal who spends much of his spare time working ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family problems, haunted by the past, down on your luck, starting over, crime, society, going straight, crimes, ex convict, male female relationship, violence, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
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57%
 7.6
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, touching, sincere, psychological, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, human nature, down on your luck, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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56%
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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53%
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, working class, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, factory, young woman, mother daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
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Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, pimp, escape, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, prison life, on the road, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: immigrants, society, junkie, attempted murder, life is a bitch, danger, moral dilemma, human nature, drug abuse, woman in danger, pregnancy, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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51%
 7.4
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, social misfits, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, isolation, destiny, riding a bicycle, cycling, murderous pair, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, denmark, finland
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 7.2
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Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, gloomy, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, neo noir, ransom, prostitute, crimes, crime, christmas, betrayal, missing person, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
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50%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, bank, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
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The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, neo noir, sniper, escape, prison, police, thief, pimp, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
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48%
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, partners, crime, friends, baseball bat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Hellsinki (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, criminal, crimes, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, heist, going straight, drugs, gang of thieves, friendship, criminal gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fox and His Friends (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, promiscuity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, gay, working class, rise to the top, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, lovers on the run, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, social problems, gang war, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cons and scams, heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, family problems, couples, power relations, master and servant, crumbling marriage, mute or deaf, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 20K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, society, bohemian life, misfit, goodhearted, social misfits, on the run, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 137K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, society, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 352
Police Beat (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Z (Pape Sidy Niang), a Seattle bicycle cop, tries to make sense of the world while patrolling the city streets but can't focus on his job because he's so preoccupied with suspicions that his girlfriend is cheating on him. Director Robinson ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: opposites attract, social differences, infidelity, couples, society, romance, immigrants, law enforcement, city life, urban, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vengeance, frame up, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, going straight, crimes, brutality, false accusation, life is a bitch, goofy hero, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%