Movies like Tic Tac

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Tic Tac (1997)
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Tic Tac (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During one single day a number of life destinies cross one another. It becomes a night for the involved they will never forget, a night when the coincidences are going to change their lives forever.
Style: non-linear, offbeat, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: multiple storylines, crimes, youth, misfit, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, self discovery, moral dilemma, juvenile delinquency, arson, society, human nature, couples, social misfits, social decay, skinhead, teenager, police, robbery, immigration
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden

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Most similar movies to Tic Tac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, family relations and social decay mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Tic Tac: The Invader (2011), The Dinner (2013), Bypass (2014), Speak Up! It's So Dark... (1993), The Ape (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, society, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, simulated sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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95%
 6.0
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The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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67%
 5.9
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Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Speak Up! It's So Dark... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Psychological drama about the meeting between a neo-nazi and a Jewish doctor.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, anti semitism, hopes, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, youth, society, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.0
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, social misfits, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gory, kids in trouble, urban, social decay, city life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 25
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, political corruption, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Freaking Beautiful World (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: youth, drug dealing, hip hop, addiction, drug dealer, going straight, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, bar, teenage life, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, injustice, society, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, moral dilemma, multiple storylines, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, nurse, women's rights, couples, life is a bitch, society, student ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, teenage life, gang, crimes, going straight, misfit, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
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Wolf (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, kickboxing, crimes, moral dilemma, social decay, immigrants, society, ambition, danger, graphic violence, boxing, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, society, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, realism, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Little Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Austria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patty, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, couple relations, misfit, society, social misfits, youth, disorder, poverty, child abandonment, baby boy, babies and infants ...
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cry (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On November 30th (the date when King Karl XII died) there will usually be demonstrations by hyper-national and neo-Nazi groups, and also democratic counter demonstrations. The plot of "West Side Story" is transferred to the Stockholmian ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: immigrants, gang, racism, racist, love and romance, society, crimes, love affair, stuttering, father son relationship, love, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, attic, kids in trouble, urban, down on your luck, city life, pregnancy, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Searchers (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jocke has grown up in one of Stockholm's rough suburbs. Nowadays he spends the daytime getting into trouble at school and going into Stockholm in the evenings and getting into even more trouble. After being sentenced to prison he meets Tony. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: society, crime, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, crimes, best friends, young heroes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, love, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an ...
Style: non-linear, emotional, disturbing, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally challenged, farm, disability, social misfits, social differences, boss and employee, fall in love, down on your luck, master and servant, misfit, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, down on your luck, society, disorder, nightlife, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, mental institution, injustice, power relations, win over, confined, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 597
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, society, crimes, couples, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, brainwashing, hidden truth, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.0
 526
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, juvenile delinquency, gang, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, crimes, drug dealing, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school, life is a bitch, friendship, high school life, society, teenage life, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 614
Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, destructive relationship, on the road, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, jail, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, tv show, media satire, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, talky, psychological ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: single parent, juvenile delinquency, family life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, working class, violence, urban ghetto, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%