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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Gottfried John. The complete film is 15½ hours long.
Style: epic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, surreal
Plot: rape, prostitute, pimp, ex convict, german, betrayal, crimes, mistress, homosexual, accident, couples, social differences, society, rage, starting over, redemption, lifestyle, city life, political unrest, dishonesty, going straight, hopes, state affairs, criminal heroes, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to Berlin Alexanderplatz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, society, dishonesty, prostitute, betrayal and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Berlin Alexanderplatz: Mamma Roma (1962), In Face of the Crime (2010), Gods of the Plague (1970), Interrogation (2020), New York Undercover (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, family relations, human nature, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: An adaptation of Doblin's text to 2015 Berlin to tell the story of 30-year-old refugee Francis, the sole survivor of a boat which crossed the Mediterranean illegally. Without citizenship papers, Francis is drawn into the underbelly of the city.
Style: captivating, psychological, epic, surreal, modern day adaptation
Plot: sex party, mistress, crimes, family relations, starting over, society, redemption, lifestyle, city life, hopes, rage, interracial sex ...
Place: germany, central europe, berlin germany
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In Face of the Crime (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 479 min.
TV show
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police, society, law enforcement, prostitute, crimes, dishonesty, organized crime, money, prostitution, mafia, police investigation, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Gods of the Plague (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: betrayal, prostitute, released from prison, social misfits, crime gone awry, crimes, soldier, society, dishonesty, misfit, disorder, low lives ...
Time: 60s
Place: munich germany
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Interrogation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough, tense
Plot: family problems, prison, police interrogation, criminal heroes, family relations, law enforcement, police, hopes, family in crisis, crimes, death, haunted by the past ...
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New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, city life, criminal heroes, working undercover, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, drug abuse, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
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50%
Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, criminal heroes, obsession, betrayal, dishonesty, political corruption, embezzlement, materialism, jail, prostitute, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
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47%
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Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitute, human trafficking, sexual abuse, pimp, woman in danger, society, crimes, life is a bitch, stripper, whistleblower, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, england, europe, eastern europe
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Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: captivating, serious, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mafia, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, gang, betrayal, family problems, gangsters, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: warden, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, ex convict, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, mob boss, gangsters, criminal heroes, betrayal, mafia, respect, power struggle, ex convict, relatives, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, murder, parents and children, vengeance, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, prostitute, manipulation, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Dreileben (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood in which a prisoner who went to visit his dying mother at a hospital, escapes and must hide in the forest while a huge police man-hunt for ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, experimental, sincere
Plot: german, investigation, manhunt, unfulfilled love, couples, hunt down, track down, crimes, young lovers, hospital, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Without Breasts There Is No Paradise (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Sin Senos no hay Paraíso is a RTI Colombia–Telemundo remake and loose adaptation of the original Colombian series Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso. The series is based on investigative journalist Gustavo Bolivar's debut novel and features an ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, life is a bitch, love and romance, physical appearance, hopes, betrayal, drug dealing, romance, crimes, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
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Mystery (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car full of irresponsible youths hit a woman on a rainy freeway and think she is trying an insurance scam.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, double life, car accident, sex scene, mystery, uncover truth, murder, crimes, couples, strong female presence, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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The Client List (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of ...
Style: sexy, serious, touching, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, single mother, sexual relations, double life, massage parlor, single parent, lifestyle, workplace, society, family problems, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Bad Girls (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006 and starred Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Linda Henry, Jack Ellis and many more throughout the eight-year run. The series ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: women's prison, prison sex, lesbian, escape attempt, poisoning, domestic violence, exploitation, prison life, gay slur, prison, gays and lesbians, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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The Old Fox (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, murder investigation, medical examiner, commissioner, police inspector, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, post war, exploitation, destiny, violence, betrayal, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1940s
Place: estonia, europe, ussr
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Derrick (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, murder investigation, manners, superior officer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, crime investigation, sidekick ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: germany, munich germany, europe
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, family relations, who to trust, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
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Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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35%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: orphan, lawsuit, family relations, murder, charles dickens, legal action, rivalry, legal, journalism, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, london, england
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Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, wealth, murder, love triangle, friendship, frame up, betrayal, dishonesty, clubbing, investigation, adventure, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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35%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breakup, infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, family problems, couples, social differences, dysfunctional family, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's her business doing pleasure with you. A witty and provocative series based on the real-life adventures of a high-class escort. Juggling her own reality with her clients' fantasies can be difficult, but this savvy sweetheart knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, aristocracy, charles dickens, secret, intrigue, uncover truth, investigation, orphan, social differences, inheritance, injustice, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, starting over, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, hopes, down on your luck, redemption, small town, violence, criminal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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