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Poor Boy's Game (2007)
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Poor Boy's Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created him. At the other end of town, the black community still wants revenge. The instrument of justice will be Ossie Paris, a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match; a match Donnie's family and peers won't let him refuse. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. When finally they meet face to face, however, both realize they share a similar desire to overcome the past.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: redemption, racism, interracial relations, vengeance, strong sexual content, starting over, grudge, foe turned friend, athlete's life, hopes, society, rivalry, social relations, prison, violence, racial slur, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, revenge, hate, death of brother, guilt, brother brother relationship, cell mate, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about hopes, society, family relations, father son relationship, redemption, life is a bitch and murder mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like Poor Boy's Game: Love Come Down (2000), Punch (2002), The Negro (2002), America Brown (2004), Steel Toes (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, romance, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, rehabilitation, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly ...
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female boxer, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, family relations, redemption, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, murder, vandalism, violence, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, society, on the run, ambition, fall in love, redemption, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
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Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, confined, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, introspection, prison, misfit, crimes, legal, husband wife relationship, liberal, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, quebec
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85%
 7.3
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, modern day adaptation, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, downfall, vengeance, tragic love, life is a bitch, betrayal, couple relations, murder, infidelity, racism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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83%
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 31K
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, drunkenness, redemption, abuse, frustration, society, violence, character study, prison visit, beating, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
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Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, veteran, gunfight, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, rape, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, ex soldier, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
 495
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, human spirit, society, hopes, self discovery, love, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, americana, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, society, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.5
 938
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, who done it, haunted by the past, golf, uncover truth, crimes, injustice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
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77%
Relative Stranger (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, rivalry, death in the family, redemption, sport team, athlete's life, father son relationship, last will and testament, estrangement, getting home, reunion, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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77%
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Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: electric chair, interracial relations, racism, white male black female relationship, eviction, anger, waitress, redemption, hopes, blacks and whites, love and romance, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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76%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, release from prison, father daughter relationship, false accusation, brother brother relationship, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
 7.2
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Wild Bill (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, touching, serious ...
Plot: gang, working class, drug dealer, parole, starting over, kids in trouble, adulthood, redemption, ex convict, youth, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, loss of son, family relations, family reunited, loss of child, estrangement, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
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Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, society, small town, social relations, injustice, perjury, prison, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, youth, media circus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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75%
The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, undercover, hopes, crimes, family relations, human nature, society, terminal illness, law enforcement, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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75%
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, husband wife relationship, terminal illness, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
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74%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, partners against crime, clergy, society, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
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74%
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He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, sport, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, dysfunctional family, prodigy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, culture clash, starting over, society, social relations, family in crisis, hopes, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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72%
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: neo nazi, racism, hate, ideology, refugee, gang, friendship, counterculture, crimes, youth, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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72%
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Legendary (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, family relations, teenage life, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, social relations, estranged mother, fight, coming of age, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: family problems, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, desire for fame, prodigy, athlete's life, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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71%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, gang, redemption, law enforcement, crimes, society, youth, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
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Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, redemption, social differences, estrangement, society, gender, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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70%