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Traffic Signal (2007)
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Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ethnic clothes on the sidewalk, and there's Dominic - a drug addict and the prostitute who feels for him...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, politics, disability, misfit, society, social misfits, gangsters, bollywood, addiction, street kid, street child, gays and lesbians, pedophile, homosexual, drug addict, satire, beggar, murder, traffic, eunuch, folk dance, traffic light
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, misfit, prostitute and addiction mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Traffic Signal: Dealer (2004), Corporate (2006), Love in the Time of Civil War (2014), Stories of Our Lives (2014), Zooey (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, misfit, estrangement, crimes, drug dealing, social misfits, society, overdose, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
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95%
 6.5
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Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, ambition, society, politics, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, misfit, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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89%
Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: bleak, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, gay, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, addiction, youth, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, society, discrimination, social misfits, lgbt, misfit, gays and lesbians, gender, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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61%
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 60
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi documentary, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, social misfits, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, heroin addict, city life, urban ghetto life, poverty, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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56%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
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52%
 6.4
 169
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, immigrants, crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, life is a bitch, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, sexual content, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 399
Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: sexual content, embezzlement, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, misfit, couple relations, stock broker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, social misfits, dull life, misfit, society, strong sexual content, urban, religions or cults, unfulfillment, taxi
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, tense, rough, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, criminal heroes, society, crimes, gangsters, immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, crime, countryside, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 410
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, love affair, society, crimes, life is a bitch, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, gays and lesbians, male nudity, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 65
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, misfit, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.3
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Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, sexual relations, gory, couples, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
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Page 3 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 'Page 3' takes a behind-the-scenes look at the lifestyles of the A-list celebrities in metro cities. It explores the networking and the power play between the air-kissing
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, journalism, love and romance, life is a bitch, social differences, bollywood, pregnancy, friendship between women, female friendship, betrayal, extramarital affair, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: female protagonist, gangsters, rape, rich and poor, crime, political unrest, vengeance, crimes, family relations, criminal heroes, prostitute, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 462
Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, disability, family relations, haunted by the past, society, unlikely criminals, paralysis, dancer, job seeking, death threat, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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40%
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, family relations, drug abuse, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: performer's life, social misfits, transvestism, family relations, society, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, misfit, gender, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.8
 211
Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, crimes, going straight, gangsters, gang, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 461
AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: state affairs, dishonesty, politics, assassination, crimes, society, campaign, satire, deadly, artists and showbiz, media, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 182
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, society, introspection, drugs, drug use, drug overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 2K
Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, political
Plot: apartheid, politics, courtroom drama, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, haunted by the past, missing person, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 1K
Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, hopes, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, infected, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 294
Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drug use, addiction, life is a bitch, downfall, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: racism, family in danger, social decay, realism, danger, life is a bitch, family life, social misfits, murder, society, village, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%