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Rivals (2008)
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Rivals (2008)
Original name: Les Liens du Sang
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favourite.
Style: serious, tense, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, starting over, graphic violence, crimes, hopes, family problems, haunted by the past, law enforcement, siblings relations, family in crisis, prison, neo noir, criminal heroes, going straight, crime, favoritism among siblings, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, police, death, female nudity, sex scene, gun, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, graphic violence, hopes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Rivals: Interrogation (2020), For the Love of Money (2012), Blood Ties (2013), Broken Horses (2015), In the Name of My Daughter (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Interrogation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough, tense
Plot: family problems, prison, police interrogation, criminal heroes, police, family relations, law enforcement, death, crimes, family in crisis, haunted by the past, hopes ...
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95%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: starting over, ambition, going straight, crimes, lifestyle, hopes, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, police detective, honest law enforcer, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, going straight, deadly, gangsters, siblings relations, small town, graphic violence, profanity, family relations, hopes, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: casino, crimes, rivalry, intrigue, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, obsession, betrayal, family relations, murder suspect, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: france, french riviera, south of france, geneva switzerland, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
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G.B.H. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Damien, a London copper has a past he's trying to forget. Before joining the force he ran with a football firm, getting involved in tear-ups up and down the country. Now he's on the other side of the law and faces a tough decision, side ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fighting crime, haunted by the past, chaos, moral dilemma, political unrest, hopes, society, going straight, chaos and mayhem, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, family relations, working class, siblings relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, crimes, parents and children, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, release from prison, false accusation, father daughter relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, partners, leadership, law enforcement, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 2K
8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, going straight, starting over, haunted by the past, one more chance, family relations, single parent, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, past, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family problems, haunted by the past, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, riviera, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, car chase, loss of partner, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 582
Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, family relations, police detective, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, family life, family business, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 437
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, starting over, love affair, couples, woman in danger, hopes, crimes, love and romance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, family relations, family in crisis, disorder, family problems, single parent, down on your luck, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, montreal, ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 421
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, estrangement, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, fighting crime, master criminal, bank robbery, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, folk hero, criminal's revenge, manhunt, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gas station, parole officer, warden, gangsters, chases and races, hopes, on the run, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, store ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Breathless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Sang-hoon is a lowlife gangster, a debt collector exercising thuggish ways to collect his money. The recipient of nothing but anger since his childhood, he expresses himself through violence. When he finally encounters someone who can stand up to ...
Style: rough, emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, going straight, friendship, self discovery, redemption, hitman, danger, crimes, hopes, starting over, loan shark, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, hitman, faked death, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: cynical, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, graphic violence, violence spree, neo noir, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, touching
Plot: prison, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, adoption, criminal heroes, hopes, murder, crimes, drug dealing, strong female character, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 736
Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police investigation, femme fatale, rescue, police detective, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, redemption, danger, crimes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 1K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police chase, police officer killed, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%