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Where Eskimos Live (2002)
 6.8
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Where Eskimos Live (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Poland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sharkey, part of the sinister world of child trade, picks up Vlado, an orphan of war, dreaming of freedom and a better life. They embark upon a strange and enlightening journey through war torn Bosnia. As they struggle to get out of the country and fight to stay alive, they find a special love and compassion from which emerges their ultimate moral and spiritual redemption.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: orphan, survival, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, dishonesty, redemption, adoption, man boy relationship, gang, friends, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, down on your luck, boy, minefield, death of daughter
Time: 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, friendship, hopes, society, crime and rivalry mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Where Eskimos Live: Doing Hard Time (2004), The Alien Girl (2010), The Foster Boy (2011), Second Best (1994), The Wrath of Cain (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, confined, prison, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 839
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, brutality, violence, kidnapping, mafia, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, russia, ukraine, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Foster Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: orphan, child abuse, friendship, survival, adoption, farm, brother brother relationship, punishment, intergenerational friendship, dedicated educator, bully, butt naked ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 2K
Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social worker, adoption, single parent, village, orphan, man boy relationship, parents and children, hopes, family problems, family relations, orphanage, adopted son ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, prison, hopes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 450
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, family problems, hidden identity, undercover, life is a bitch, dishonesty, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, woman slaps man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.4
 5K
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, realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Plot: friendship, prison, crimes, vengeance, buddies, misfit, social misfits, love, savage, crime, drug dealing, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, adoption, on the road, reunion, introspection, redemption, hopes, petty criminal, road trip, foster home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 183
Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 327
The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, daring rescue, redemption, drug dealing, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, lone wolves, addiction, city life ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, lifestyle, homeless, friendship, urban ghetto life, youth, redemption, hopes, forceful separation, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gangnam Blues (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A "gangster noir" set in the 1970s, when Gangnam, Seoul goes under development. Political powers and darker organizations collide as they seek to grab control of the influential and exclusive area.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, buddies, friends, political corruption, dishonesty, graphic violence, danger, political unrest, society, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, police, revenge, death of family, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 136
Back to Even (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an expert counterfeiter finds himself in debt to a dangerous bookie and on the run from the mob, he races to clear his name and settle the score.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, chases and races, city life, urban, friendship, friends, bookies, forgery, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, cancer, ex convict, gang, starting over, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, going straight, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blood Brothers (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fung (Daniel Wu) and his best friends, brothers Kang (Liu Ye) and Hu (Tony Yang), leave the countryside together to make it big in Shanghai. Things aren't so easy in the city, however, and the brothers stumble and toil until opportunity brings ...
Style: stylized, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise and fall, village life, city life, innocence lost, starting over, best friends, lifestyle, crimes, nightclub, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 4K
Butterfly (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man in Delhi tries to break free from his controlling brothers.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: couples, couple relations, crimes, gang, hopes, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, infidelity, life is a bitch, crime, graphic violence, parking lot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, fish out of water, friendship, desire for fame, aspiring actor, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 246
Purgatory (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two Peace Corps volunteers in Africa are framed and put into an oppressive women's prison.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: frame up, women's prison, prison life, hopes, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, society, prostitute, legal, redemption, prison, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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