Movies like Normal Life

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Normal Life (1996)
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Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and together they terrorize an unsuspecting suburban town.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, unusual plot structure, melancholic, harsh, enigmatic ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crimes, crime, heist, drug abuse, vengeance, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse, addiction, fall in love, police corruption, suburbs, society, couples, suburban life, idealism, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, robbery, murder, bank, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california

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Most similar movies to Normal Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, life is a bitch, murder, gangsters, crime gone awry and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Normal Life: New Jersey Drive (1995), Wisdom (1986), The Glass Shield (1994), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Light Sleeper (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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95%
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, police, gun, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff becomes famous through media-coverage, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: couples, romancing a criminal, heist, couple relations, partners, crimes, criminal heroes, on the run, crime, bank robbery, handcuffs, explosion ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dark humor, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, loss of friend, thief, couples, overdose, robbery, pharmacy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, society, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, misfit, deadly, cons and scams, police corruption, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police, police officer, fistfight, crime, crimes, singing, romance, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, clever, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, blue collar, robbery, union, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, crime, fighting the system, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, bangladesh, tijuana mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.6
 214
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, legal system, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, downfall, human nature, protecting from truth, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.2
 597
Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crime, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 128
Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, escape, prison, murder, lovers on the run, society, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, chases and races, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, partners, love and romance, wanted, couple relations, couples, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police detective, testimony, bribery, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: neo noir, contemplative, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, bookies, crimes, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 494
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
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Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, pimp, heroin addict, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 10K
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addict, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, family relations, insanity, great depression, strike, bedroom, corpse, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 910
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: tense, cynical, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, prostitute, gangsters, bank, kidnapping, suicide, bank robbery, sexual abuse, machine gun, rape, shooting ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 873
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: police corruption, drug dealing, downfall, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, crimes, vengeance, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%