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Sin Nombre (2009)
 7.6
 32K
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, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, road movie, brutal, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, hopes, social problems, family reunited, illegal immigration, train, corpse, rape, youth, lifestyle change, robbery, chase, u.s. mexico border, crimes, love and romance, heaven and hell, tragic love, illegal immigrant, gang member, street gang, search, smuggling, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, new jersey, california, los angeles

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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, murder, violence, brutality, society, crime and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sin Nombre: Trash (2014), City of Men (2007), Trade (2007), Menace II Society (1993), Boyz n the Hood (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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: captivating, emotional, intense, road movie, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, poverty, slum, police corruption, friends, young heroes, life turned upside down, on the run, mischievous children, garbage, chases and races, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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 7.2
 15K
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: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ 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, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, child molestation, sex slavery, kidnapping, missing child, sex slave, slavery, sex with a minor, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, poland, mexico city, new york, usa ...
⇓ 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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, gunfight, crime, street gang, friendship, hip hop, police brutality, organized crime, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 130K
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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, gang, rapper, street gang, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 712K
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, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, street gang, gang war, crimes, society, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 228K
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, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 28K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 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: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: poverty, gang, bully, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 402K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, african american, mentor, rookie, police brutality, gunfight, war on drugs, gang member, russian mafia, latinos, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, gang, drug dealing, corrupt law enforcer, kids in trouble, factory worker, small town, urban ghetto life, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 100K
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, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005, year 1999
Place: california, usa, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ 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: rough, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, immigrants, life is a bitch, illegal immigration, friendship, smuggling, crime, financial problem, crimes, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 361K
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 12K
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: african american, chess, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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41%
 5.5
 18K
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, sex with a stranger, drug dealing, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 14K
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crime, crimes, gang war, confined, society, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 5K
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, delivery, danger, crimes, gang, chases and races, petty job, petty criminal, teenage life, youth, teenage boy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road, vengeance, crimes, reluctant partners, last wish, obsessive quest, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.0
 176
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 424K
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: touching, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, suffering, social differences, parents and children, police officer, hopes, pursuit, chase, vandalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 13K
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, siblings relations, society, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 64K
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: bleak, tense, serious, mad, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking alcohol, drinking, corruption, crime, crimes, friends, violence, drugs, friend, marijuana, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 23K
Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, bangladesh, tijuana mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, smuggling, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 117K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, vandalism, crimes, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, europe, britain, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 200K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, childhood, courtroom drama, prison rape, vengeance, pedophile, homosexual rape, haunted by the past, rape, crime, torture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%