Movies like Sin Nombre

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Sin Nombre (2009)
 7.5
 33K
Sin Nombre (2009)
Original name: Sin nombre
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom the Mara Salvatrucha is near their entire universe, become interlaced on the train to the border, a journey that will determine the future of their lives
Style: disturbing, road movie, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, brutal, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, u.s. mexico border, gang member, social problems, hopes, family reunited, street gang, rape, train, gangsters, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigrant, corpse, tragic love, travel, tragedy, culture clash, illegal immigration, teenager, justice, robbery, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, california, new jersey, guatemala, central america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, murder, brutality, storytelling, society and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sin Nombre: City of Men (2007), Trash (2014), Trade (2007), Menace II Society (1993), Boyz n the Hood (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, street gang, slum, friendship, crimes, betrayal, coming of age, gangsters, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 7.1
 22K
Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: emotional, captivating, intense, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, slum, adventure, children, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, coming of age, corruption, garbage, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sex slavery, child molestation, child rape, forced prostitution, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, sexual assault ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, mexico city, texas, poland, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 140K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 747K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, coming of age, gang war, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, photographer, organized crime, street gang, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 238K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, depressing, tense, cerebral, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, machismo, siblings relations, dog fighting, hitman, betrayal, vengeance, redemption, marital problem, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 29K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, bully, slum, friendship, street life, urban ghetto life, murder, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 6K
7 Boxes (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Paraguay, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, crimes, gang, petty criminal, teenage life, youth, delivery, teenage boy, teenager, little boy, heist, social injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paraguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 5K
Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, drug dealing, gang, corrupt law enforcer, torture, society, small town, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, factory worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, friendship, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, illegal immigration, depression, character study, financial problem, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, latin america, new jersey, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 103K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, sex scene, friendship, gangsters, youth, society, drug dealer, crime gone awry, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 430K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, african american, lone hero, corrupt cop, gang member, gunfight, gang, drug dealer, rookie, mentor, police, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 386K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, gang, thief, crimes, gangsters, perfect crime, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, blackmail, hotel, working class, muslim, friendship, illegal immigration, maid, black market, theft, character study, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, nigeria, latin america, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 108K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, rape, adventure, canoe, hillbilly, friendship, revenge, rape and revenge, river, nature, redneck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, gang leader, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.5
 13K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: chess, african american, crimes, coming of age, drug dealing, drug lord, urban ghetto, revenge, drug addiction, father son relationship, adolescence, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 19K
Havoc (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, rough, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, sex with a stranger, gangsters, crimes, sex scene, gang, teenager, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 15K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, prison escape, gangsters, prison rape, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 246K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, latinos, police officer, gang member, police, gang war, gangsters, brutality, friendship, fighting crime, gunfight, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, crimes, vengeance, desert, murder, justice, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, california, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, runaway, survival, loneliness, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, immigration, travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, south africa, tokyo, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenager, unlikely friendships, poverty, urban ghetto, drug dealing, gang member, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.0
 199
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 435K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: racism, sexual harassment, police, redemption, prejudice, multiple storylines, racist, racial tension, social injustice, police corruption, interracial relations, class differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 66K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: tense, bleak, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, violence, drugs, addiction, gangsters, transformation, redemption, depression, culture clash, mental illness, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, new jersey, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 15K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, innocence lost, prison, drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, downfall, family relations, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%