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The System Within (2006)
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The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But his swift rise to the top did not take him high enough to protect him from the sudden fall he was about to experience. The corrupt corporate world, the government's support and participation in that corruption, and the jealousy and greed of people he knew best, all lead to a rapid downward spiral into a living hell.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, lifestyle, fashion model, husband wife relationship, crimes, fashion, contests and competitions, crime, urban, city life, nightmare comes true, drug lord, female nudity, male female relationship, fashion designer, male nudity, gunfight, funeral, brother brother relationship, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, crime, ambition, betrayal and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like The System Within: The Stick Up Kids (2008), Through the Valley (2008), The Wee Man (2013), Cymbeline (2014), Purpose (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, rivalry, dishonesty, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, cons and scams, gang, crimes, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, going straight, fighting the system, injustice, frame up, redemption, crimes, society, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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100%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
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43%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: master criminal, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, law enforcement, infidelity, gang, rivalry, crimes, crime, betrayal, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 892
Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, infidelity, materialism, lifestyle, ambition, business, company, financier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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35%
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Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, haunted by the past, gangsters, gang, crimes, destiny, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, society, dishonesty, intrigue, idealism, obsession, family relations, love, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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 155
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, rivalry, friendship, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, misfit, obsession, rise to the top, social misfits, athlete and trainer, teenage life, skateboard, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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30%
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Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, jail, hotel, prison, crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 413
Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, profanity, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: profanity, crimes, musician's life, rivalry, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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27%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, follow your dream, buddies, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, parents and children, once promising, hopes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, sport, family problems, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, immigrants, legal action, babies and infants, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: model, lifestyle, rise to the top, desire for fame, ambition, teenage life, intrigue, haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, youth, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 115
Clutch (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Tough, street smart, and resourceful pickpocket Kylie is forced to take care of herself after her boyfriend Matt finds himself in deep trouble with a gang of vicious mobsters he owes a huge sum of money to.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: on the run, life turned upside down, woman in danger, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, escapades, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, pickpocket, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 534
Trust Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mari is a talented but insecure chef who dreams of running her own restaurant. She goes through a challenging professional time, taking orders from an authoritarian boss who inhibits her talent. One day she meets Caio, a charming young man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, cons and scams, couples, restaurant, love, danger, cooking and food, brazilian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, crimes, fighting the system, society, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, buddies, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, uncover truth, heroes, vengeance, hitman, danger, crimes, vigilantism, betrayal, political corruption, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, small town, drug smuggling, small town life, couples, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 511
Money Kings (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, bar, gambling, crime, bookie, bet, loser, down on your luck, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 1K
The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: ambition, family business, legal, rise and fall, dishonesty, bribery, family relations, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, corporate crimes, stock broker, working the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 4K
Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, teachers and students, teenage life, society, dedicated educator, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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22%
Kings of South Beach (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This fact-based crime thriller details the downfall of Miami's hottest nightclub. Chris Troiano owns the trendiest nightclub in all of South Beach; a place where the line always winds down the block and only the most beautiful people make it ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, downfall, nightlife, nightclub, bankruptcy, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, false identity, drinking, addiction, abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 801
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, investigation, crimes, hopes, family relations, family problems, private vs public, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%