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Gangsterland (2010)
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Gangsterland (2010)
Original name: Sortie 67
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of crime and violence. As he waits for his father to be released to avenge his mother, he realizes that he doesn't have to follow his father's footsteps or the path chosen for him. Against all odds, he takes control of his own destiny. His awakening to new humane values enables him to change change course despite the obvious risk of losing the only family he has ever known.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, gang, going straight, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, held captive, rape, prostitute, female nudity, stripper, cocaine, gang rape, father son relationship, drug dealing, social worker, mixed race child, strip club, loss of mother, murder of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, gang, life is a bitch, gangsters, family relations, rivalry and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Gangsterland: Outlaw Country (2012), El padrino (2004), Everyday Black Man (2010), Sarkar Raj (2008), Five Thirteen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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95%
 4.7
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El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Everyday Black Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood store, and watching over his daughter who doesn't know he exists. When a young man, Malik, comes in claiming to be a ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, going straight, drug dealing, forced into action, society, store, small town, parents and children, family relations, social relations, muslim, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 8K
Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, hitman, conspiracy, crimes, cons and scams, gangsters, politics, dishonesty, gang, proposal, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, going straight, family relations, society, murder, revenge, smuggling, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, down on your luck, society, family in crisis, parents and children, unemployment, plan, bankruptcy, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 636
Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, crimes, gangsters, breakup, rivalry, moral dilemma, love and romance, murder, hitman, master criminal, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime gone awry, society, drug dealing, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, life is a bitch, downfall, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 22K
Pusher II (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, drug dealing, going straight, gang, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, friends, parents and children, partners, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
All in the Game (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When East Baltimore drug King Pin, Ontario Banks (Nelson Irizarry) decides he wants total control of the entire city-wide drug trade, he enlists the help of his closest friends, Lucky (Micaiah Jones), Vince (Chris Clanton) and Littles (Kelvin Page), ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitution, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, mafia, murder, urban setting, war, heroin, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, society, friends, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, partners, terminal illness, crimes, save the day, track down, murder, life is a bitch, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 44
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
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Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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52%
 5.1
 203
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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, gang, hopes, starting over, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, going straight, hitman, graphic violence, small town, gangsters, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, profanity, deadly
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Vedam (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: crime gone awry, going straight, crimes, testimony, changing lives, dishonesty, prostitute, pregnancy, change of heart, gang, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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45%
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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
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44%
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, murder, ambition, debt, gang war, director, rivalry, criminal heroes, rise and fall, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 726
Night Zoo (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama. Raped in prison, Marcel encounters a homosexual cop involved with drug smuggling who presses him for ...
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42%
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Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 79 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic
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Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, friendship, life is a bitch, family problems, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war ...
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Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, murder, mafia, father son relationship, lawyer, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, gang, rivalry, betrayal, cons and scams, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 417
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 221
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: estate, jail, crimes, going straight, gang, gangsters, clergy, drug abuse, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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