Movies like Fifty-Fifty

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Fifty-Fifty (2004)
 7.0
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Fifty-Fifty (2004)
Original name: Shiza
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teen involved in the world of underground boxing vows to take care of a dead fighter's family.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, rough, serious, bleak, emotional, realistic
Plot: gambling, teenage life, tragic love, redemption, kids in trouble, survival, youth, love and romance, unfulfilled love, underdog, fight, older woman younger man relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illegal fistfight, accidental death, beating, prize money, kickboxing, mental illness, coming of age, female director, sex, dog, prison, dancing ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, turkey, kazakhstan

Most similar movies to Fifty-Fifty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and bleak films with plots about youth, fight, friendship, cigarette smoking, underwear, blood and kiss mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Fifty-Fifty: Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998), Disco Pigs (2001), Somersault (2004), Kidulthood (2006), Criminal Lovers (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, heist, pregnancy, survival, down on your luck, teenage life, city life, going straight, crime, juvenile delinquency, betrayal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, couples, obsession, teenage life, couple relations, love, teenager, male female relationship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 18K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, tense, rough, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, bullying, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Criminal Lovers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, couples, youth, confined, hostages, mind game, hostage, psychopath, teenage life, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, obsession, lgbt, unfulfilled love, gender, gays and lesbians, coming of age, love and romance, youth, prostitute, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, frankfurt germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, slang, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, scam, teenage life, crimes, self discovery, high school life, gang, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, cons and scams, male prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 207
Speed of Life (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drew (Scott Caan) must care for his father, a former professor who can now barely communicate due to Alzheimer. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to become a pusher. He gets further drawn in by a new and ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, parents and children, downfall, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, destructive relationship, parent child relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 555
Ethan Mao (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, thanksgiving, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, drug dealing, youth, rehabilitation, family problems, survival, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, rain, drink, radio, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 928
Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, youth, eviction, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 1K
The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, crime, good versus evil, drug dealing, police investigation, undercover, working undercover, police corruption, uninhibited rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 798
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, family problems, teenage life, vengeance, redemption, transsexual, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, billiards, hustler, ambition, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, orphan, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, infidelity, dentist, forbidden love, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, drug dealing, prison life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, spain, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 536
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, working class, debt, abusive father, theft, money, teenage life, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 259
The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, society, youth, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, parents and children, americana, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, prison life, prison, confined, teenage life, survival, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, juvenile detention, exploitation, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 3K
Eastern Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: gay, sexual relations, strong sexual content, prostitute, life is a bitch, disorder, hustler, immigrants, middle aged man, illegal immigrant, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Little Polish (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls in love with a 16 year old prostitute, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, train, orphan, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, love affair, love and romance, society, romance, crimes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, theft, smuggling, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Air I Breathe (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: gangsters, gambling, horse race, destiny, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, crimes, dishonesty, supernatural ability, singer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, young lovers, romance, parents and children, compassion, depression, desperation, jail, self discovery, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, culture clash, suburbs, kids in trouble, friends, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, gays and lesbians, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, russia, europe, chernobyl, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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