Movies and TV shows like Lights Out 2011

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Lights Out (2011)
 8.0
 3K
Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, life is a bitch, athlete's life, aging, parents and children, midlife crisis, family life, ambition, crimes, family relations, collector, ex athlete, retiring, opponent, comeback, torment, debt, agent, retired, dignity, fist fighting, machismo, coach, irish, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Lights Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about ambition, family relations, crimes, rivalry, athlete's life, crime and sport mostly in Drama, Crime and Sport genres. Some movies like Lights Out: Warrior (2011), Blue Bloods (2010), Kingdom (2014), Playmakers (2003), Ray Donovan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 400K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: 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: emotional, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
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100%
 7.6
 28K
Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police chief, law enforcement, family life, crimes, family relations, police brutality, police detective, price of justice, family tradition, district attorney, police protagonist, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, gym, competition, sibling relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, drug abuse, training, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, ego clash, tough heroes, against the odds, rivalry, power relations, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, power relations, blackmail, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, businessman, millionaire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 9.2
 246K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Against the Wall (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: policewoman, siblings relations, law enforcement, family relations, parents and children, singleness, relationship vs career, family life, ambition, crimes, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crime, criminal heroes, siblings relations, sibling relationship, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, family relations, buddies, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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: talky, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, dementia, ambition, boss, journalist, corruption, blind ambition, marriage, career, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 7K
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, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, boxer, friendship, boxing match, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, underdog, transporter, neo-noir, ambition, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, american football, athlete and trainer, small town, sport team, mother daughter relationship, friendship, coach, football, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 2K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, daughter, grandson, mafia, organized crime, honeymoon, crime, criminal heroes, urban, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, crimes, family relations, society, parents and children, murder, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 276K
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, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, aging, fame, sport, ambition, wrestler, heart attack, athlete's life, father daughter relationship, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 811
Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, police, latex gloves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: 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, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, fight, boxer, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, family drama, mexican american, boxing, sport, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 708
Karen Sisco (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a U.S. Deputy Marshal, based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, Karen must deal with the underbelly of South Beach nightlife and Palm Beach high life while tracking down fugitives. She also struggles to win the respect of her fellow officers. ...
Style: humorous, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, chases and races, crimes, u.s. marshal, law enforcement, family relations, fugitives, track down, boss and employee, parents and children, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, athlete's life, teenage life, youth, follow your dream, rivalry, friends, hopes, social relations, ambition, gymnastics, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 750
Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, manhunt, on the run, violence spree, redemption, sexual abuse, prison life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 9.5
 1.2M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: tense, psychological, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, drugs/alcohol, double life, crimes, partners, peril, master criminal, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, crime, crimes, police officer, urban, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, honest law enforcer, ex athlete, supportive coworker, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 4K
Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Plot: police detective, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, ambition, homicide detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, talented, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, competition, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police detective, crime, vengeance, murder, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, corrupt law enforcer, perfect crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, training, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 521
Red Rock (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 22 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, crimes, police, feud, rivalry, crime, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, law enforcement
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, boxing, rise and fall, tragedy, father daughter relationship, death, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 30K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightlife, ambition, nightclub owner, business venture, money laundering, party, drug dealing, going straight, organized crime, crimes, nightclub, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%