Movies like The Alley Cat

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The Alley Cat (2014)
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The Alley Cat (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A road movie on a bicycle. Jasper leaves an alley cat race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey on her bike, through Chicago's nighttime streets, to a destination that holds an emotional secret.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: buddies, friends, contests and competitions, introspection, strong female presence, cause and meaning, bicycle, drugs/alcohol, urban, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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Most similar movies to The Alley Cat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about introspection, family problems, family relations, hopes, friends, ambition and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like The Alley Cat: Fall to Rise (2014), Counterpunch (2019), All Things Fall Apart (2011), From Mexico with Love (2009), X/Y (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, contemplative
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, hopes, dancer's life, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 4.8
 766
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: ambition, rivalry, one more chance, athlete's life, starting over, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, american football, human spirit, athlete's life, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sexual content, profanity, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, contests and competitions, rivalry, family problems, ambition, immigrants, boxer, father son relationship, racism, athlete and trainer, sport, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.1
 662
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 994
Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, military, unfulfillment, family problems, small town, child custody, strong female presence, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 14
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A finely tuned, emotionally raw portrait of a woman’s conflicted entry into adulthood, Once Upon a Time Veronica is a thoroughly modern anti–fairy tale. Director Marcelo Gomes shows a rare ability to get under the skin — and cut close to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: unfulfillment, introspection, graphic violence, world, cause and meaning, dull life, emotionless, strong female presence, male full rear nudity, female psychiatrist, female nudity, orgy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, funeral, stand up comedian, rape, depressed woman, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, family problems, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 357
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, family relations, interracial sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, betrayal, best friends, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 440
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 375
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: native american, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family problems, family relations, couples, introspection, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, pregnancy, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, power relations, uncover truth, contests and competitions, rivalry, graphic violence, boxing, sport, car chase, champion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, introspection, last wish, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 3K
Cafe (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When tragedy strikes the community surrounding a cafe in West Philadelphia, the cafe's regulars come to realize how intertwined their lives truly are.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: love and romance, best friends, direction and purpose, friends, city life, friendship, workplace situations, strong female presence, pregnant woman, pregnancy, virtual world, free will ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, sport, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 528
The Lost Coast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: forest, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle, friends, lgbt, hopes, gay best friend, wilderness, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight, prisoner, manslaughter, prison, murder, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, single parent, elderly, hustler, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 3K
Home Run (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: baseball, addiction, rehabilitation, homecoming, support group, sport team, athlete's life, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.9
 490
Bare Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female boxer, martial arts, single parent, contests and competitions, family relations, ambition, boxing, love, single mother, brutality, mother daughter relationship, trophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 477
Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, business ethics, role playing, bakery, ethics, retiring, legal, breaking the fourth wall, prime minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
 7K
Pithamagan (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Pithamagan whirls around four characters. Chithan (Vikram) who is orphaned at a young age, devoid of all human contacts lives on his animal instincts and ekes out a living as a graveyard caretaker.He seems to exhibit behaviour consistent with autism ...
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: friendship, prison, crimes, buddies, misfit, social misfits, vengeance, love, savage, friends, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, introspection, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, global warming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, contests and competitions, family problems, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%