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Metastases (2009)
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Metastases (2009)
Original name: Metastaze
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that spreads with no cure in sight.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, cult film
Plot: crimes, drug abuse, friends, addiction, alcohol abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, troublemaker, bar, drug dealer, drug smuggling, hoodlum, village, crime, village life, society, immigrants, burglar, drug traffic, junkie, football, cat, police, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, addiction and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Metastases: Vegetarian Cannibal (2012), A Wonderful Night in Split (2004), Angels in Fast Motion (2005), Light Sleeper (1992), Snow on tha Bluff (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vegetarian Cannibal (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danko Babic is an ambitious and amoral gynaecologist at Croatia's leading fertility clinic. When his colleague Bantic is appointed as head of the clinic, Babic starts a secret war to overthrow his rival. Distracted by his ruthless campaign he ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: doctor, gynecologist, life is a bitch, workplace, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, uninhibited rivalry, clinic, workplace situations, abortion, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, croatia
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A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set over the course of a New Year's Eve night in the Croatian port city of Split, where it follows three parallel plots. The first plot line features a small-time drug dealer Nike (Marinko Prga) and a young widow Marija (Nives ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, murder, neo noir, crimes, juvenile delinquency, dealer, new year, drug dealing, small town, new year's eve, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Angels in Fast Motion (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival. Maria is a pusher frau, wandering restlessly among addicts, abusers and bikers in a relentless search for love. Allan has just returned from an ill-fated trip across ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: drug abuse, starting over, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, crimes, romance, organized crime, friendship, drug dealing, overdose, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, filmmaking, dealer, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crime, stoners, danger, rivalry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, rivalry, ambition, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, femme fatale, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, filmmaking, strip club, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saving God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father's old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and ...
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: church, religious conversion, parole, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, clergy, redemption, prison life, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug dealing, methamphetamine, small town, warden, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, lebanese, drug dealing, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 1K
Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, heroin addict, pimp, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 4K
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, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crime, crimes, underground, friendship, working class, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 850
Three (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, downfall, crimes, deadly, fugitives, on the run, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
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The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, danger, escapades, immigrants, refugee, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning, illegal immigration, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, kids in trouble, thirtysomething life, friends, stoners, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, urban, gang, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unemployment, life is a bitch, downfall, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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52%
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Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
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Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
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52%
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