Movies like I Was Here

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I Was Here (2008)
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I Was Here (2008)
Original name: Mina olin siin
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland, Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of a book by Sass Henno, I Was Here. First Arrest (Mina olin siin. 1. esimene arrest, 2005), one of the most important Estonian works of literature of recent years. Seventeen-year-old Rass is growing up in an Estonian suburb. In the absence of a solid home life his family becomes a group of youngsters who are verging on being thieves. Drugs are an inseparable part of their lives, and when Rass agrees to distribute them, he gets tangled up in the narcotics trade. Small amounts suddenly become two-kilo packages that the mafia, to the misfortune of all involved, has not been paid for, and is ready to collect on by force… This story of one boy’s adolescence unwinds retrospectively over a sheet of paper on which Rass records his memories while in prison. The camera intermediates these recollections in a nervous journalistic stylisation, often even duplicating the images, which increases the pace of the story, a true-to-life basis for which can be easily imagined.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: drug use, crimes, bandit, gang, criminal, drugs, drug dealing, life is a bitch, drug dealer, social problems, smuggling, criminal gang, outlaw gang, white trash, male rape
Place: estonia

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Most similar movies to I Was Here

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, realistic and serious films with plots about crimes, criminal, gang, drug dealer, drug dealing, drugs and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like I Was Here: Chouf (2016), Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016), 4 Blocks (2017), Chiko (2008), Light Sleeper (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chouf (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: drug trade, drug traffic, drug dealer, teenage gang, gang violence, revenge killing, ghetto, death of brother, revenge, street gang, urban ghetto life, drugs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: marseille
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Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story takes place in the 1960’s on the impoverished Cape Flats in South Africa. Four boys form a teenage gang to protect themselves from bullying and rape and almost as soon as their childhood pact is declared do they begin the downward spiral ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: jail, criminal, criminal gang, gang member, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, tragic love, outlaw gang, bandit, romancing a criminal, gang, crime boss ...
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4 Blocks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based in Neukölln, Berlin Toni manages the daily business of dealing with the Arabic gangs and ends up wanting to leave his old life behind for his family, but as expected, its never that simple.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric
Plot: clan, drugs, brothers, dishonesty, betrayal, family relations, crime boss, drug lord, bandit, drug dealing, drug smuggling, criminal ...
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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
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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, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Speed Kills (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire Ben Aronoff leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords.
Style: captivating, based on true events, tense, suspense, cynical
Plot: drug smuggling, drugs, lovers, criminal gang, mafia, showdown, danger, crime, crimes, bandit, criminal, race against time ...
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Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
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
Place: new york
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Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with ...
Style: factual, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug smuggling, hidden money, parent child relationship, mother, drugs, cocaine, smuggler, woman, arrest, murder, security, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colombia
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48%
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Night in Paradise (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: An assassin named Tae-goo is offered a chance to switch sides with his rival Bukseong gang, headed by Chairman Doh. Tae-goo rejects the offer that results in the murder of his sister and niece. In revenge, Tae-goo brutally kills Chairman Doh and his ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, noir, brutal
Plot: revenge, extreme violence, massacre, gang war, crimes, crime family, criminal gang, criminal's revenge, bandit, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gang ...
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45%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, drug dealing, murder, prison, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, society, crime, life is a bitch, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, stoners, down on your luck, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, criminal heroes, youth, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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42%
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Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating
Plot: murder, innocence, imprisonment, teenager, social injustice, fighting the system, social issues, fight for justice, criminal, life is a bitch, society, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Victoria Gotti: My Father's Daughter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A revealing look at the life of Victoria Gotti, the daughter of notorious mob boss John Gotti
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: mob boss, criminal, father daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, criminal gang, outlaw gang, gang member, gang leader, family relations, street gang, bandit ...
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Drifters (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Minna, a drug addict who makes a living dealing drugs, can't pay rent and after cheating some delinquents she runs with the money. She meets Katja and they move together to an illegal residence outside the city, where a group of people have ...
Style: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, unusual plot structure
Plot: homeless woman, drug addiction, prostitution, friendship, drug addict, arrested, jail, homeless shelter, drug use, drug dealing, prison, drug dealer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Stoker (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: criminal, social problems, social relations, crimes, writers, writer's life, society, crime boss, coitus, female nudity, snow, bare breasts ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: st. petersburg russia
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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
Place: california, usa
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37%
The Preppie Connection (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: student, prison, jealousy, drug dealing, cocaine, drug dealer, teenager, high school, marijuana, love, murder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, usa
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36%
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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, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, working class, moral dilemma, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, downfall, life is a bitch, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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35%
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, crimes, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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35%
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Rhino (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An NFL veteran who's become a college-town drug kingpin takes in a protégé, but eventually the relationship turns volatile and deadly.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: violence, crime boss, meth lab, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug dealer, crimes, vengeance, illegal drugs, society, death, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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34%
 6.2
 2K
Mama Weed (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic police translator, specialized in phone tappings for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the commander is charming... One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police dog, drugs, police, street gang, lifestyle, marijuana, crimes, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, dark humor ...
Place: paris france
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34%
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Boys Cry (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: mafia, criminal, hitman, gang member, criminal gang, gang leader, working class, crimes, murder, best friends, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Blue Story (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, heartbreaking, tense, dark ...
Plot: ghetto, gangsters, youth, gang, gunfight, crime, friendship, rivalry, friends, danger, gang war, criminal gang ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 185
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, family problems, society, gang, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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33%
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, street gang, society, gang war, crimes, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
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Kick (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Kalyan (Ravi Teja) is a kind of guy who prefers a life full of thrills than leading a regular life style. He seeks kick in whatever he does. He finds liking in Naina (Ileana). They separate due to differences. Krishna (Shyam) is a young cop who is ...
Style: humorous, captivating
Plot: daredevil, secret identity, police, criminal gang, bandit, criminal, crimes, gang, social problems, vigilante, slacker, thief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 57
To Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Soviet youngster Alexey communicates with a fellow radiofan from France and makes big plans for his future. His hardworking blue-collar father Ivan is getting ready to join The Communist Party. Everything changes when Ivan's girlfriend is ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: robbery, love, criminal, accusation, crimes, relationships, falsely accused, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money problems, financial problem, social problems, male female relationship ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on real events, the fictional story of Mexican drug lord El Chato's number one hitman, El Cholo.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: murderer, killer, criminal, bandit, gang, organized crime, crimes, drug cartel, criminal gang, hitman, life is a bitch, cartel ...
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32%
 4.6
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Tango One (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three officers are assigned to go undercover and join a mission to capture Den Donovan.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: drug dealer, corruption, recruit, undercover, undercover agent, mob boss, secret mission, crimes, organized crime, danger, daughter, godfather ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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32%