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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. After exhausting all forms of appeal, Tookie was executed by lethal injection.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, sincere, touching, harsh, inspirational, stylized ...
Plot: death row, prison, gang, gangsters, redemption, human spirit, hopes, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, lethal injection, violence, prisoner, justice, adaptation, brutality, destiny, police investigation, leadership, society, confined, street gang, death, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, murder, redemption, life is a bitch, prison, society and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story: Too Young to Die? (1990), Dead Man Walking (1995), New Jersey Drive (1995), The Onion Field (1979), Three Walls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: death row, teenage prostitute, legal, courtroom, murder, death sentence, courtroom drama, manipulation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prostitute, crimes ...
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new jersey, usa, california
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The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
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Place: india
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julia, a 25 year-old university student, two weeks pregnant, with no criminal record, is sent to prison. Julia murdered the father of her child. This story addresses maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; but above all it ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, rough, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Duration: 113 min.
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Country: USA
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