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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 5 Years have passed and Jake has turned his back on his family. He's still up to his usual tricks in McClutchy's Bar, unaware, as he downs his latest opponent, that his eldest son, Nig, Has died in a gang fight. The uncomfortable family reunion at Nig's funeral sparks a confrontations with second son Sonny, and sets Jake and Sonny on a downward spiral.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: gang, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, bar, redemption, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, kids in trouble, opponent, lifestyle, gang violence, fight, ghetto, hunting, violence, betrayal, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, gang, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, family relations and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?: Once Were Warriors (1994), Sket (2011), 3:15 (1986), Blood Brothers (1993), Adulthood (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, funeral, domestic violence, suicide, rape, unemployment, dysfunctional family, family relations, indigenous, alcohol, ghetto, tattoo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
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Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, criminal heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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3:15 (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Violent crime is routine. Organized drug trade runs rampant in the face of powerless authority. And a vicious street gang holds dominion with a savage reign of terror. Welcome to Lincoln High! Here the cobras rule the school and everyone in it. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, high school, gangsters, gory, criminal's revenge, youth, crimes, crime, drug dealing, college life, college, redemption ...
Time: 80s
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, hopes, urban ghetto, low lives, family relations, urban ghetto life, introspection, family life, heist, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, crimes, youth, starting over, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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In Bar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare to head home they find themselves held captive at ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, captivity, vigilantism, injustice, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, confined, sexual abuse, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, deadly, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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28%
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The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, athlete and trainer, gangsters, danger, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crimes, parents and children, family relations, danger, mafia, murder, lawyer, father son relationship, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
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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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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26%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, urban ghetto life, city life, society, social misfits, drug dealing, crimes, youth, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, juvenile delinquency, racism, crimes, police investigation, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, starting over, death in the family, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family in crisis, addiction, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: rough, bleak, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: family relations, gang, latin, employer employee relationship, mexican american, gang member, gang war, machismo, gangsters, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 70s
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24%
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, leadership, society, crimes, life is a bitch, school, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family problems, youth, family relations, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Take (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, psychological
Plot: child in peril, death row, crimes, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, child abduction, family problems, addiction, hopes, haunted by the past, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The New Girlfriend (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A romantic story of young love is not what it seems. Rachel meets Matt on his way home from school. Matt falls for her, but Rachel has other ideas. Rachel and her boyfriend Nick use Matt to exact a revenge on his parents. What follows is an ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: suburbs, obsession, vengeance, revenge, drowning, theft, sexual relations, murder, dysfunctional family, teenage life, death in the family, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Scalene (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration.
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, realistic, non-linear
Plot: mentally challenged, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, disability, misfit, life is a bitch, strong female presence, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: bar fight, strip club, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, human nature, prison life, friendship, family life, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 503
Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, society, rivalry, motorcycle gang, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, criminal heroes, frame up, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, aging, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, ambition, gang, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loan ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Pieta (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, uncover truth, mother son reunion, family reunited, family relations, redemption, mysterious character, vengeance, merciless, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%