Movies and TV shows like Lights Out 2011

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 8.0
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Lights Out
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, ex athlete, collector, retiring, opponent, comeback, torment, debt, agent, retired, dignity, machismo, fist fighting, coach, irish, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 9.5
The Sopranos
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55 min.
 9.2
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Most similar movies to Lights Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, violence, sport, boxing and brutality mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like Lights Out: Warrior (2011), The Wrestler (2008), The Sopranos (1999), Breaking Bad (2008), Friday Night Lights (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
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Warrior
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: tense, exciting, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, family drama, sport, fight scenes, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher, happy ending, courage, training, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 272K
The Wrestler
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, realistic, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: aging, redemption, loneliness, depression, father daughter relationship, tragedy, violence, sport, wrestling, hospital, stripper, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   91%
    User:   75%
 
 9.2
 234K
The Sopranos
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: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   76%
 
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Breaking Bad
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: cancer, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, crime, high school teacher, suburbs, life turned upside down, meth lab, drug lord, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
Friday Night Lights
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
 7.4
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Fat City
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, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, boxing, sport, loneliness, athlete's life, working class, character study, relationships, dialogue, underdog, greed, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
The Black Donnellys
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, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, siblings relations, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, family relations, buddies, gang, gangsters, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
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Boss
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, mayor, blind ambition, political corruption, urban, ambition, political intrigue, dementia, boss and employee, mental illness, boss, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
 7.8
 307K
The Fighter
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: realistic, serious, rough, dramatic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, dysfunctional family, boxing, addiction, drug abuse, working class, irish, drug addiction, sport, redemption, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
 8.3
 62K
Ray Donovan
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: captivating, tense, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, family secret, millionaire, teamwork, dysfunctional family, family problems, intrigue, parents and children, identity crisis, cover up, drugs/alcohol, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 5.8
 706
Penitentiary
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, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, manhunt, on the run, boxing, false accusation, violence spree, redemption, sexual abuse, prison life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 6.4
 52K
Grudge Match
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: aging, boxing, sport, rivalry, elderly, contests and competitions, video game, football, redemption, athlete's life, brutality, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang
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, exciting, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: life philosophy, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, american football, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, violence, stereotypes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 190K
Southpaw
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: realistic, touching, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, boxing, death, tragedy, sport, violence, athlete's life, redemption, mentor, blood, fight scenes, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers
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: serious, captivating, 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 ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, poverty, depression, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, comeback, training, supportive spouse, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
Sins of the Father
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, interracial relations, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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Home of the Giants
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, athlete's life, buddies, sport, crime, coming of age, friendship, crime gone awry, youth, teenager, basketball, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 7.2
 2K
The Last Don
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: rivalry, crime, gangsters, urban, criminal heroes, family life, crimes, family relations, blind ambition, daughter, grandson, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
 26K
Undisputed
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, hip hop, sport, gangsters, boxing, contests and competitions, fight scenes, prison life, mafia, violence, confined, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: aging, boxing, down on your luck, mentor, corruption, childhood, life is a bitch, character study, crime gone awry, depression, drinking, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
Undisputed 3: Redemption
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, prison life, ambition, fight, prison fight, tournament, confined, rivalry, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
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: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
Eastbound & Down
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: desire for fame, drugs/alcohol, baseball, comeback, obsession, small town, homecoming, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, boxing, russian, brutality, contests and competitions, sport, fight scenes, mentor, prison life, chase, finnish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, usa, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 5.6
 191
Southside
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, talky
Plot: athlete's life, best friends, buddies, gays and lesbians, urban, contests and competitions, friendship, feminism, gay, hypocrisy, boss and employee, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 

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Girlfight
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
Crossing the Line
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, strong sexual content, down on your luck, ambition, rivalry, life is a bitch, athlete's life, gangsters, unemployment, working class, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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