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The Law of the Weakest (2006)
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The Law of the Weakest (2006)
Original name: La raison du plus faible
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet desperation. All unemployed, either because they can't find work like Patrick or because they have been made redundant like Robert and Jean-Pierre, they try to forget their lot in the warm atmosphere of the place. One day, Marc, a newcomer, joins them. It soon appears that the man has just been released from prison and even if he is determined to go straight his presence suddenly inspires Robert : why not try criminality ?
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, friendship, couple relations, life is a bitch, factory, down on your luck, working class, ex convict, hostage, poverty, desperation, murder, plan, crime, globalization, human nature, criminal heroes, hostage situation, secret, conspiracy, graffiti, beer, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s

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Most similar movies to The Law of the Weakest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films with plots about crimes, crime, danger, murder, heist, dishonesty and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Law of the Weakest: 13 m? (2007), Now or Never (2014), One (2002), Have Mercy on Us All (2007), People Mountain People Sea (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, disorder, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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95%
 5.7
 266
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, on the run, police investigation, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, crime boss, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, danger, crimes, chase, law enforcement, deadly, warning, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, hopes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
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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: drug dealing, police corruption, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, downfall, crimes, deadly, fugitives, on the run, life is a bitch, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, life is a bitch, police detective, unemployment, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
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Viva Riva! (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: The Democratic Republic Of Congo, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, danger, treasure hunt, tough heroes, gangsters, life is a bitch, ambition, murder, fuel, money, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Eat Your Bones (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, on the road, coming of age, youth, profanity, crimes, running from police, on the run, thief, rivalry, danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, fall in love, crimes, thief, hidden identity, criminal heroes, betrayal, corruption, diamond, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, going straight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, england, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 2K
Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: going straight, heist, haunted by the past, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, criminal heroes, society, criminal's revenge, crimes, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Insadong Scandal (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fabled painting from royal palace was discovered after 400 years. Once properly restored, it could fetch at least $40 million in the international auction market. Bae is the owner of the gallery which possesses the painting. She scouts top-tier ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, forger, forgery, art, recovery, gallery, auction, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 1K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, crimes, promotion, moral dilemma, dishonesty, life turned upside down, under the surface, breaking point, nudity (full frontal - brief), suffering, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, ransom, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, crime gone awry, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, hotel, profanity, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, danger, couples, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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39%
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Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, media satire, tv show, power of media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.4
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 512
Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, family relations, drug dealing, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Go for Sisters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: strong female presence, friendship, family problems, friends, addiction, missing child, crimes, missing person, murder, missing boy, search, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, gangsters, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, danger, mob boss, escapades, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, frame up, cons and scams, one more chance, renewed love, friends, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, dealer, filmmaking, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, stoners, down on your luck, crime, danger, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, infidelity, heist, crime, downfall, haunted by the past, crimes, family problems, buddies, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, petty criminal, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 2K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%