Movies and TV shows like Lights Out 2011

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Lights Out (2011)
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Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, life is a bitch, family life, debt, reluctant, crimes, athlete's life, struggle, family relations, coach, corruption, collector, machismo, ex athlete, financial problem, right and wrong, opponent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, boxing trainer, sport, agent, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about family relations, ambition, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, parents and children and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Sport genres. Some movies like Lights Out: Warrior (2011), Kingdom (2014), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Playmakers (2003), Ray Donovan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: serious, emotional, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, sport, boxing, teacher, training, fight scenes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia ...
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 8.5
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Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, competition, gym, sibling relationship, rivalry, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, ambition, contests and competitions, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
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100%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, athlete and trainer, female boxer, sport, determination, athlete's life, unlikely friendships, human spirit, mentor protege relationship, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
TV show
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: deal, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, sport, ego clash, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, slick, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 8.3
 77K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, vengeance, mafia, crimes, brother brother relationship, family business, blind ambition, young man, mob boss, suspicion, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 8K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 9.2
 303K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, family relations, crime, criminal heroes, killings, family life, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.6
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Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family tradition, family relations, police commissioner, chief of police, police chief, family life, law enforcement, police brutality, crimes, police detective, price of justice, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 664
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 17K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, coach, football, teenage life, human spirit, sport, lifestyle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 5K
Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: gambling, horse race, horse trainer, contests and competitions, bet, business venture, training, change of luck, corruption, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 3K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, family relations, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, organized crime, mafia, daughter, grandson, criminal heroes, aging, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, friends, rivalry, youth, female athlete, social relations, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 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 ⇓
31%
 7.9
 290K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, ambition, aging, stripper, athlete's life, introspection, heart attack, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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30%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, ex athlete, football, stadium, rivalry, star, expert, sport team, championship, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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30%
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Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: politician, organized crime, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, profanity, political corruption, ambition, family problems, crimes, criminal heroes, politics ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 205K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Against the Wall (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Against the Wall is an American police drama television series created by Annie Brunner. The series starred Rachael Carpani as Abby Kowalski, a police detective who recently joined the Internal Affairs division of the Chicago Police Department. The ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: policewoman, ambition, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, couples, relationship vs career, family relations, parents and children, new job, police, internal affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 696
Red Rock (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Starting on the day a long, dormant feud between two local families is brutally reignited, this continuing drama is based around a busy Dublin Garda station. On one side, the Hennessys, a local dynasty, whose name is above half the businesses in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, serious
Plot: crimes, police, rivalry, family relations, law enforcement, parents and children, feud, murder, danger, uninhibited rivalry, crime, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, houston texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, crimes, courtroom, society, murder, parents and children, interracial relations, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 2K
The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William BanksĀ strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, human nature, family life, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: TheĀ Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, family life, youth, athlete's life, society, family drama, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, coming out ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 342K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, basketball, teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%