Movies and TV shows that are like Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating, tense, clever, gloomy, psychological, stylized, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: crime, cancer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, unlikely partners, suburbs, high school teacher, life turned upside down, meth lab, criminal heroes, criminal, teacher, drug lord, crimes, dishonesty, partners, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, hidden identity, master criminal, drug dealer, outlaw, under the surface, blind ambition, dealing with death, manipulations, shooting, secret, marriage, death, couple relations, family in crisis, terminal illness, ambition, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, breaking point, slacker, middle aged, troubled, suffering, success, student, scheme, rivals, right and wrong, reluctant, relatives, peril, parenthood, overdose, loss of partner, lifestyle change, law enforcer, health situation, gunfight, financial problem, fighting illness, evidence, ethics, elimination, doubts and hesitations, desperation, deal, confrontation, character change, business venture, bad trip, the underworld, partners in crime, morality, millionaire, killings, double life, dishonor among criminals, family life, drug cartel, methamphetamine, chemistry, anti hero, drug, father figure, cerebral palsy, illegal drug, drug trade, science teacher, wrath, partnership, cancer patient, danger, risk, science, shot to death, drugs, drug use, friend
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Fargo
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
53 min.
 9.0
Dexter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
53 min.
 8.7
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Most similar movies to Breaking Bad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots including crimes, crime, murder, violence, death, shooting and corruption themes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Breaking Bad: Better Call Saul (2015), The Sopranos (1999), Fargo (2014), Dexter (2006), Ray Donovan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Better Call Saul
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, stylized, dark humor, witty, clever, humorous, tense, psychological
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family relations, hotshot lawyer, brother brother relationship, gangsters, ambition, moral dilemma, workplace situations, lawyer client relationship, private investigator, escapades, secrets, flashback, friendship, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, beautiful scenery, adventure, dialogue, society, desert, small town, innocence lost, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, courtroom drama, under the surface, crooked lawyer, workplace, high priced lawyer, working the system, male protagonist, attorney
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
 9.2
 231K
The Sopranos
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Style: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, cynical, psychological, clever, stylized, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes, dysfunctional family, ambition, unfulfillment, power relations, fbi, crimes, family life, rise to the top, couple relations, criminal organization, family, outlaw, dysfunctional marriage, doctors and patients, parents and children, couples, racial slur, family problems, family relations, therapy, middle aged, ethnic, therapist, business venture, overbearing parent, mistress, ex convict, suffering, depression, relatives, temperamental, snitch, arrest, health situation, power struggle, mob boss, marriage, dishonor among criminals
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   58%
 
Movie in collections
 9.0
 245K
Fargo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, based on true events, dark humor, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, talky, realistic, cynical, clever, offbeat, witty
Plot: small town, multiple storylines, police investigation, crime, crimes, sheriff, gory, female police officer, twists & turns, cons and scams, shooting, escapades, danger, law enforcement, disorder, killer, blackmail, victim, family relations, frame up, neo noir, psychopath, americana, anthology, deadly, dishonesty, violence, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, violence spree, small town life, murder investigation, deputy, society, social relations, snow, drifter, emotionless, policewoman, salesman, naivete, greed, coworker, suspicion, human relationship, characters in danger, scheme, killings, police officer, police protagonist
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   83%
 
 8.7
 571K
Dexter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Style: captivating, bloody, realistic, clever, dark humor, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, tense, disturbing, psychological, gloomy, macabre
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, crime, gory, crimes, double life, vigilante, blood, dark secret, secret life, crime investigation, serial murder, murder, right and wrong, loner, father son relationship, blood splatter, police station, law enforcement, deadly, misfit, vigilantism, killer, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, lone wolves, obsession, murder investigation, siblings relations, haunted by the past, workplace situations, policewoman, corpse, sadism, mentor, death, police investigation, dishonesty, heroes, family relations, workplace, ex spouse, coworker, bodies, mad, emotionless, code, forensics, victim, media coverage
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   58%
 
 8.3
 61K
Ray Donovan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, clever, gloomy, rough, stylized
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, crime, dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, crimes, family problems, family relations, intrigue, boxing, ex convict, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, estrangement, righting the wronged, outlaw, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, power relations, family feud, high society, social climbing, identity crisis, christianity, lesbian, family secret, priest, outside help, irish, blackmail, middle aged, deal, cover up, businessman, health situation, slick, jewish, millionaire, hotshot, fbi, reporter, parenthood, threat, expert, mentor, relatives
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 8.3
 627K
Scarface
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough, bloody, intense, captivating, brutal, interesting, dramatic, suspense, talky, atmospheric, harsh, tense, suspenseful, dark humor, psychological, exciting, cult movie cast
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, mafia, gory, drug abuse, gunfight, gangster, violence, drugs, brutality, vengeance, betrayal, drug addiction, blood, revenge, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, violent, mob, greed, rags to riches, stylish, mentor, blind ambition, visceral, cult, drug dealing, gratuitous violence, dialogue, guns, foul language, crime gone awry, rise and fall, storytelling, addiction, hitman, urban, gangs, dark hero, immigrants, anti-hero, hip hop, redemption, complex characters, splatter, rise to the top, drinking, honest
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, colombia, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   100%
 
 8.6
 217K
Sons of Anarchy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, dark humor, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, family relations, ira, motorcycle, power struggle, biker, prison, arms dealing, young man, crime, tattoo, small town, organized crime, police corruption, gang, crimes, rebellion, parents and children, rivalry, social relations, friends, outlaw, criminal, latinos, motorcycle chase, family secret, threat, porn, motorcycle race, step parent, anger, relatives, group of criminals, protector, parenthood, rape, struggle, law enforcer, explosion, conflict, loyalty, rivals, lifestyle, stepfather stepson relationship, street gang, biker gang, porn actress, gang leader, doctor, irish republican army
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   72%
 
Movie in collections
 9.0
 402K
True Detective
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy, captivating, tense, atmospheric, stylized, intellectual
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, murder, crimes, partners, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth, investigation, crime, haunted by the past, track down, serial killer, neo noir, anthology, deadly, misfit partners, chases and races, investigator, christianity, drinking problem, insomnia, testimony, bodies, victim, antisocial behavior, law enforcer, question, evidence, corpse, coworker, suspicion, interrogation, troubled, cruelty, shooting, infidelity, police corruption, violence, caucasian, deep south, swamp, nipples, breasts, corrupt cop, female nudity, husband wife relationship
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   71%
 
 8.7
 77K
Oz
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, captivating, talky, tense, disturbing, thought provoking, christian horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, crime, confined, crimes, danger, misfit, deadly, racism, gang, rivalry, disorder, life is a bitch, fish out of water, survival, violence spree, interracial relations, rapist, life sentence, electric chair, criminal heroes, solitary, death sentence, protest, suicide attempt, machismo, african american, rape, society, suicide, torture, death, prisoners exchange, christianity, muslim, who to trust, godparent, overdose, punishment, psychologist, latinos, government facility, warden, oldtimer, blacks and whites, vicious, convict
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   75%
 
 8.0
 94K
Weeds
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, cynical
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, single parent, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, crime, suburbs, single mother, family life, drug dealer, parents and children, family relations, friendship, stoners, eccentric family, suburban life, outlaw, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, family problems, social relations, housewife, disorder, friends, accountant, latinos, ordinary person, smuggling, drug lord, partners in crime, financial problem, grandparent and grandchild, the underworld, slacker, dishonor among criminals, middle aged, doubts and hesitations, reluctant, businessman, success, adolescence, widow widower, sexual activity, parenthood, relatives, hot and sexy, neighbor, struggle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   60%
 
 8.7
 63K
The Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, police corruption, against the rules, police station, fighting crime, urban ghetto, crimes, rebellion, police brutality, dishonesty, mayor, law enforcement, partners, rivalry, buddies, dirty cop, lapd, outlaw, society, corrupt law enforcer, autism, profiler, cover up, honest law enforcer, machismo, policewoman, heroin, the underworld, robbery, squad, police chief, sadism, investigator, officer, ethics, right and wrong, veteran, captain, evidence, troubled, coworker, arrest, cruelty, struggle, career, team
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
 9.3
 228K
The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Style: clever, serious, talky, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, sincere, bleak, witty, captivating, biting, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance, organized crime, corruption, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, gang, murder, working undercover, deadly, docks, newspaper reporter, drug dealer, partners, life is a bitch, workplace, wiretap, lesbian, african american, power of media, female partner, forensics, drug lord, policewoman, group of criminals, bring down, irish, gang war, homosexual, drinking problem, politician, judge, social problems, right and wrong, officer, police chief, sergeant, blackmail, boss
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 7.7
 206K
21 Grams
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, clever, psychological, serious, non-linear, dramatic, intense, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing, gloomy, cerebral, interesting, reflective, sad, enigmatic, captivating, dark, compassionate, tense, touching, harsh, artsy, intellectual, atmospheric, mind bending, stylized, sincere, suspense
Plot: redemption, guilt, death, vengeance, tragedy, loneliness, hospital, revenge, drug addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, drugs, going straight, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, storytelling, life & death, multiple storylines, desperation, strong sexual content, urban, depression, existentialism, death in the family, twists & turns, destiny, nudity (topless - notable), character study, visceral, sexualized violence, life, terminal illness, life philosophy, relationships, violent, dialogue, unfulfillment, philosophy, complex characters, mentor, plot twist, greed, family problems, corruption, secrets, addiction, hitman, life is a bitch, human nature, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 310K
The Town
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, intense, suspense, captivating, interesting, dramatic, rough, stylized, talky, clever, entertaining, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, fbi, robbery, hostage, violence, surveillance, revenge, murder, car chase, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, violent, corruption, small town, organized crime, police investigation, gangsters, gangster, police, mentor, moral ambiguity, chase, dialogue, redemption, betrayal, character study, crimes, vengeance, twists & turns, mob, relationships, brutality, justice, urban, romance, city life, gangs, anti-hero, storytelling, runaway, dark hero, drinking, police corruption, crime gone awry, gang, greed, guns
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 8.1
 143K
The Blacklist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, clever, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, crime, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement, terrorism, partners against crime, interrogation, intrigue, shooting, race against time, criminal heroes, crime lord, terrorist, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, cruelty, secret, wanted, foreknowledge, mastermind, ex law enforcer, outside help, unconventional method, bring down, notoriety, rookie, cat and mouse, female partner, surveillance, outsmarting, surprising revelation, threat, arrest, heroine, law enforcer, deception, victim, coworker, characters in danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.9
 179K
Carlito's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak, intense, interesting, gloomy, melancholic, suspense, dramatic, talky, tense, clever, suspenseful, atmospheric, harsh, bad ending, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal, drugs, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, mob, redemption, stylish, tragic hero, nightclub, violent, crime gone awry, corruption, mentor, dialogue, foul language, drug dealing, hitman, lawyer, greed, going straight, life & death, storytelling, casino, gangs, starting over, guns, anti-hero, dialogue driven, brutality, twists & turns, haunted by the past, runaway, character study, vengeance, unlikely friendships, criminal heroes, life philosophy, dark hero, heist
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 8.4
 23K
Southland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, rookie, policewoman, fighting crime, urban, crimes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, police protagonist, lapd, workplace situations, workplace, arrest, swat, police detective, fighting illness, therapist, female partner, sergeant, running, responsibility, health situation, ethics, thief, officer, ambitious, veteran, training, law enforcer, suspicion, troubled, evidence, struggle, coworker, victim, search, team, young man, morality, shooting, killings, peril, ensemble, police partner, police officer, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   100%
 
The Place Beyond the Pines
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, dramatic, intense, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, melancholic, psychological, talky, suspense, reflective, interesting, cerebral, enigmatic, bleak, stylized, dark, harsh, bad ending, epic
Plot: bank robbery, crime, corruption, motorcycle, destiny, haunted by the past, parenthood, police corruption, death, police, father son relationship, violence, revenge, chase, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, runaway, storytelling, guilt, police investigation, family drama, vengeance, moral ambiguity, character study, redemption, violent, crimes, tragedy, loneliness, justice, mentor, twists & turns, existentialism, heist, family relations, solitude, secrets, greed, father-son relationship, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, brutality, dialogue, visceral, gangster, crime gone awry, plot twist, stuntman, house party, legacy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
Movie in collections
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, intense, rough, suspenseful, interesting, brutal, dark, stylized, suspense, harsh, melancholic, bad ending, depressing, clever
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, deception, gangsters, kidnapping, working undercover, multiple storylines, urban, violent, moral ambiguity, gangster, drugs, justice, mentor, brutality, storytelling, prostitution, police investigation, crimes, organized crime, urban ghetto, police detective, vigilantism, hitman, law enforcement, greed, life philosophy, vengeance, family, gratuitous violence, twists & turns, dialogue, life is a bitch, vigilante, undercover, runaway, splatter, bag of money, revenge, destiny
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 7.7
 341K
Training Day
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, rough, intense, suspense, interesting, suspenseful, dramatic, brutal, bad ending, psychological, clever, harsh, twist ending, atmospheric, entertaining, cerebral, bleak, disturbing, cynical, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, mentor, mafia, police, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, storytelling, betrayal, chase, innocence lost, investigation, murder, police brutality, undercover cop, corruption, violent, moral dilemma, moral ambiguity, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, urban, foul language, twists & turns, greed, gangster, police investigation, plot twist, lone hero, urban ghetto, runaway, dialogue, gangs, organized crime, morality, revenge, psychology, crimes, redemption, drinking, manipulation, vengeance, stereotypes, honest, dishonesty, mob, visceral, catastrophe
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, sexy, harsh, melancholic, road movie, stylized, enigmatic, bad ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, russian, drugs, revenge, dysfunctional family, car chase, undercover cop, betrayal, parents and children, violence, brothers, chase, vengeance, murder, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, assassination, gangster, police corruption, crimes, mob, corruption, twists & turns, danger, police investigation, culture clash, dishonesty, runaway, family drama, family, mentor, criminal heroes, storytelling, dialogue, secrets, nightclub, law enforcement, catastrophe, immigrants, chases and races, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), family bonds, life philosophy, rivalry, parent child relationship
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
A History of Violence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, serious, intense, bloody, brutal, suspense, rough, psychological, interesting, dark, harsh, absurd, enigmatic, dark humor, captivating, sexual, sexy, bad ending, atmospheric, clever, post modern, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: small town, violence, crime, mafia, vigilantism, gangster, redemption, organized crime, revenge, robbery, storytelling, gore, murder, blood, criminal's revenge, gratuitous violence, violent, drugs/alcohol, brutality, visceral, sexualized violence, pornography, vengeance, strong sexual content, gangsters, mob, haunted by the past, twists & turns, vigilante, police investigation, stylish, gory, dialogue, splatter, sex, dark hero, complex characters, crimes, corruption, hitman, betrayal, family, secrets, psychology, attempted robbery, plot twist, weapons, relationships, dishonesty, dysfunctional family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 8.1
 16K
Boss
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Style: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic, cynical, clever, gloomy, stylized, captivating
Plot: politics, mayor, blind ambition, political corruption, urban, ambition, political intrigue, dementia, boss and employee, mental illness, boss, terminal illness, dishonesty, state affairs, family problems, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, journalist, corruption, senator, election, opponent, marital problem, staff, health situation, ethics, government official, power struggle, media coverage, reporter, politician, sexual activity, relatives, ambitious, hot and sexy, cruelty, assistant, marriage, coworker, career, leader, morality, secret, rivals, scheme, estranged daughter, power, woman with glasses, advisor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   67%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 169K
Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, rough, realistic, bleak, brutal, intense, harsh, suspenseful, emotional, interesting, suspense, bad ending, psychological, talky, sadistic, based on supposedly true story
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice, revenge, prison, courtroom, murder, corruption, storytelling, strong sexual content, violence, betrayal, innocence lost, buddies, book, mentor, vigilantism, unlikely friendships, brutality, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, vigilante, pornography, righting the wronged, adolescence, redemption, violent, runaway, adaptation, gangsters, crimes, greed, coming of age, police investigation, morality, dishonesty, sexualized violence, juvenile delinquent, coming-of-age, hopes, catastrophe
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
Pride and Glory
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, intense, gloomy, rough, harsh, suspense, dramatic, brutal, interesting, ironic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police, police investigation, murder, betrayal, corruption, justice, violence, investigation, cancer, uncover truth, drugs, torture, family drama, moral dilemma, death, hostage, twists & turns, violent, brutality, gangsters, revenge, family bonds, dysfunctional family, guilt, brothers, dialogue, family, moral ambiguity, storytelling, secrets, mob, dishonesty, gratuitous violence, multiple storylines, greed, crimes, chase, mentor, vengeance, catastrophe, undercover cop, law enforcement, family problems, redemption, life philosophy, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 6.0
 7K
Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, stylized, intense, suspense, reflective, harsh, melancholic, entertaining, bad ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangs, gangster, mafia, urban ghetto, drug dealing, gunfight, going straight, stereotypes, criminal heroes, mentor, chase, crimes, runaway, pregnancy, brutality, dishonesty, dialogue, pornography, catastrophe, violent, guns, cons and scams, cheating, weed, lone hero, nudity (topless - notable), redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime gone awry, rivalry, drug abuse, lawyer, organized crime, addiction, sexualized violence, mob, family, heroin, storytelling
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
L.A. Confidential
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Style: clever, talky, tense, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, interesting, dark, realistic, dramatic, intense, tricky, cerebral, rough, twist ending, stylized, captivating
Plot: crime, murder, corruption, police corruption, mystery, police investigation, organized crime, gunfight, fighting the system, police, violence, neo noir, manipulations, drugs/alcohol, district attorney, domestic violence, corpse, twists & turns, neo-noir, noir, investigation, stylish, plot twist, storytelling, dangerous attraction, conspiracy, murder mystery, greed, political corruption, violent, anti-hero, justice, dialogue, complex characters, hollywood, world politics, manipulation, runaway, call girl, mentor, adaptation, secrets, brutality, betrayal, period piece, switchblade, bandage, morgue, shotgun, ambition
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
 7.1
 110K
John Q
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, sincere, intense, dramatic, rough, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, suspense, ridiculous, inspirational, interesting, compassionate, surprise ending
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, fighting the system, hostage, hostages, politics, family in crisis, sacrifice, crime, doctors, greed, justice, catastrophe, family bonds, corruption, injustice, chases and races, cancer, mentor, manipulation, chase, happy ending, family drama, insurance, life is a bitch, lawyer, vigilante, stereotypes, homeless, survival, confined, family, natural disaster, life & death, vengeance, crimes, twists & turns, life philosophy, redemption, rebellion, capitalism, dialogue, society, culture clash, destiny, revenge, family relations, police investigation, power relations, single father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   28%
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Menace II Society
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, serious, rough, harsh, tense, brutal, melancholic, bloody, intense, interesting, emotional, suspenseful, road movie, disturbing, talky, reflective, tragic ending, surprise ending
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, beer, drugs/alcohol, violent, gangsters, murder, gangs, teenager, visceral, social decay, strong sexual content, drug addiction, mentor, brothers, drinking, foul language, urban ghetto, life, crime gone awry, teenage life, urban ghetto life, weed, life & death, stereotypes, redemption, guns, honest, gratuitous violence, life philosophy, dialogue, dark hero, poverty, hitman, addiction, anti-hero, crimes, depression, childhood
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.3
 133K
Mr. Brooks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious, rough, surprise ending, realistic, intense, interesting, clever, mind bending, dark, twist ending, disturbing, entertaining, bad ending, enigmatic, melancholic, dramatic, macabre, talky, cerebral, bloody
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, imaginary friend, investigation, addiction, divorce, violence, strong sexual content, split personality, kidnapping, twists & turns, plot twist, psychopath, secrets, murder mystery, psychology, vengeance, mentor, corruption, revenge, criminal heroes, brutality, greed, storytelling, justice, adultery, catastrophe, chase, obsession, crimes, dialogue, deadly, torture, happy ending, assassination, stylish, pornography, mystery, runaway, violent, conspiracy, secret, witnessing a crime, gunfight, identity, parents and children, sexualized violence, classic car
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
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