Movies like Midnight Dancers

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Midnight Dancers (1994)
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Midnight Dancers (1994)
Original name: Sibak
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brothers Joel (Alex Del Rosario), Dennis (Grandong Cervantes) and Sonny (Lawrence David) work together as dancers at a low-rent gay bar in downtown Manila, in the Philippines. Despite his mother's pleas, Sonny decides to quit college to work full-time at the bar, while Dennis has moved beyond dancing into prostitution at the urging of the manipulative club manager. Joel, the eldest, tries to balance his secret gay life with his socially respectable role as a husband and father.
Style: sexy, sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, neorealism, splatter, visually appealing, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, university, family relations, nightclub, disco, transsexual, redemption, survival, island, college, crimes, sexual abuse, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender bending, couples, gays and lesbians, love affair, society, social misfits, on the run, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, japan, tokyo, israel, texas, hawaii ...

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Most similar movies to Midnight Dancers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, murder, society, death, violence and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Midnight Dancers: Macho Dancer (1988), Our Lady of the Assassins (2000), From the Edge of the City (1998), Tsotsi (2005), L.I.E. (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, police corruption, couples, society, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, drug dealing, gender, gays and lesbians, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, drug dealing, vengeance, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, prostitute, suburbs, culture clash, ocean, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gang, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, greece, europe, chernobyl, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.2
 28K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.1
 10K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, pedophile, sexual abuse, gay, coming of age, older man younger man relationship, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, youth, suburbs, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 322
Amsterdam (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A rich American couple, a family of Dutch criminals, a French gay couple, a working class family from Germany and an illegal Moroccan youth and his kid brother, are all in Amsterdam, each with their own story. Different reasons make their paths ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: police, adultery, money, car accident, family life, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, couple relations, crimes, immigrants, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 8K
Pixote (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.6
 740K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, gang war, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, street gang, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 5K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: poverty, gangsters, gang, coming of age, pimp, poet, taxi driver, water gun, slaughterhouse, bicycle, ak 47, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: heist, gang, pregnancy, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, betrayal, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 20K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, social relations, crimes, unemployment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, south dakota, usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, opposites attract, buddies, social misfits, society, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 16K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: street gang, gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, social problems, gang war, society, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 466
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, urban ghetto, friends, kids in trouble, fall in love, working class, social decay, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, working class, abusive father, debt, theft, money, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 2K
The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, family relations, prison sex, dysfunctional family, redemption, crimes, family life, siblings relations, sexual abuse, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, grudge, heroin, friendship, police shootout, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, neo noir, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, love triangle, romance, investigation, gays and lesbians, love and romance, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: lyon, alps, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, gangsters, family relations, infidelity, russian mafia, immigrants, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, coming of age, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 10K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rock star, gangsters, on the run, lifestyle, crimes, artists and showbiz, rock, criminal heroes, music, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.6
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In the Flesh (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, male prostitute, closeted homosexual, hustler, working undercover, introspection, college, uncover truth, fall in love, moral dilemma, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, unemployment, family relations, gay, youth, missing child, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, kids in trouble, religions or cults, crimes, transsexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, milan italy, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, investigation, youth, teenage life, society, sexual predator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1976, year 1962
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, urban ghetto, low lives, family relations, legal, hopes, crimes, youth, legal action, social misfits, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexy, realistic, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, obsession, lgbt, graphic violence, teenage life, unfulfilled love, dangerous attraction, self discovery, gender, prostitute, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, africa, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 15K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%