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Trash (2014)
 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, road movie, touching, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, adventure, slum, children, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, coming of age, young heroes, corruption, garbage, teenager, youth, child in peril, on the run, life turned upside down, bible, teenage boy, escapades, police, violence, chase, child, lawyer, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil

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Most similar movies to Trash

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, brutality, runaway, corruption, crimes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Trash: Sin Nombre (2009), Stand by Me (1986), 7 Boxes (2012), Secret in Their Eyes (2015), City of Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 33K
Sin Nombre (2009)
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 ...
Style: road movie, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, hopes, family reunited, street gang, immigrants, gang member, u.s. mexico border, social problems, rape, gangsters, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 404K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: chase, crimes, gang, petty criminal, teenage life, youth, twists and turns, teenage boy, teenager, social injustice, heist, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, suspense, bad ending ...
Plot: investigation, murder of daughter, vengeance, missing child, murder, twists and turns, kidnapping, mystery, crimes, obsession, justice, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: los angeles, argentina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 16K
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: slum, friendship, crimes, street gang, betrayal, gangsters, coming of age, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study, adaptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, motivational, realistic, uplifting, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: poverty, childhood, love, orphan, rags to riches, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, street life, cheating, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 15K
I'm Not Scared (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: childhood, kidnapping, boy, mystery, coming of age, crimes, rescue, friendship, father son relationship, uncover truth, children, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, 70s
Place: italy, southern italy, europe, brazil, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, slum, friendship, urban ghetto life, murder, street life, robbery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, political, realistic, unusual plot structure, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, political corruption, swat team, favela, politics, crimes, poverty, gunfight, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 53K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspense, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: train, travel, murder, drugs, snow, twists and turns, murder mystery, death, crimes, couples, winter, train travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, china, moscow russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 105K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, drug traffic, drug lord, favela, crimes, slum, law enforcement, torture, gangsters, poverty, police ...
Time: 70s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, berlin germany, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: suspense, emotional, talky, intense, serious ...
Plot: father son relationship, police investigation, murder, crimes, guilt, redemption, homicide detective, police corruption, justice, depression, family bonds, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 21K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, political, suspense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, police, political corruption, corruption, murder, mafia, mayor, society, uncover truth, lawyer, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, island, survival, bullying, coming of age, innocence lost, isolation, youth, human nature, stranded, desert island, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.6
 755K
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, society, crimes, coming of age, gang war, organized crime, journalism, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, police corruption, photographer, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 67K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, mafia, lawyers and clients, investigation, witnessing a crime, witness protection, boy, courtroom, legal, twists and turns, child in peril, court ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, tennessee, san francisco, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, coming of age, adventure, isolation, innocence lost, death, bullying, literature, brutality, stranded on an island, survival, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, vigilantism, hitman, secret society, crimes, murder, judge, political corruption, vengeance, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.9
 457K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 11K
Character (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, communism, poverty, dysfunctional family, love, hospital, mentor, father son relationship, corruption, childhood, workplace, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: poland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, sincere, suspense, touching, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, friendship, fugitives, prison escape, coming of age, life philosophy, father son relationship, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, runaway, survival, loneliness, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, immigration, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, south africa, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 250K
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, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang member, street gang, police, police officer, gang war, gangsters, friendship, brutality, urban ghetto, gang, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: suspense, sexy, tense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, twists and turns, conspiracy, journalism, secret service, dishonesty, crimes, lesbian, strong female lead, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 6K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, asthma, murder, runaway, justice, women, mafia, woman in danger, down on your luck, introspection, crimes, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, guilty pleasure, weekend, friendship, coming of age, justice, drugs, false accusation, injustice, escape attempt, adolescence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, london, the philippines, hawaii, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 36K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, crimes, death row, journalism, investigation, race against time, lawyer, false accusation, uncover truth, journal, death, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 33K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, poverty, child abuse, thief, corporal punishment, boy, orphanage, kidnapping, friendship, death sentence, lifestyle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, middle ages, 1930s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 17K
The Escapist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and ...
Style: tense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, escape, crimes, tragedy, brutality, survival, existentialism, loneliness, twists and turns, prison life, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, clever, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, missing person, murder, african american, racism, political corruption, mystery, jazz club, home invasion, private investigator, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: los angeles, texas, california, usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%