Movies like Crimson Gold

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Crimson Gold (2003)
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Crimson Gold (2003)
Original name: طلای سرخ
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For Hussein, a pizza delivery driver, the imbalance of the social system is thrown in his face wherever he turns. One day when his friend, Ali, shows him the contents of a lost purse, Hussein discovers a receipt of payment and cannot believe the large sum of money someone spent to purchase an expensive necklace. He knows that his pitiful salary will never be enough to afford such luxury. Hussein receives yet another blow when he and Ali are denied entry to an uptown jewelry store because of their appearance. His job allows him a full view of the contrast between rich and poor. He motorbikes every evening to neighborhoods he will never live in, for a closer look at what goes on behind closed doors. But one night, Hussein tastes the luxurious life, before his deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, suspense, psychological, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: motorcycle, pizza delivery, rich and poor, life is a bitch, crimes, resentment, breaking point, pickpocket, depression, injustice, discrimination, taxi driver, suicide, male female relationship, wealth, poverty, hypocrisy, pizza delivery boy, brother brother relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, misfit, realism, new wave, store, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, italy, india, pakistan, tehran iran

Most similar movies to Crimson Gold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and tense films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, crime, injustice and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Crimson Gold: Iron Island (2005), People Mountain People Sea (2011), A Cab for Three (2001), Chronically Unfeasible (2000), The Law of the Weakest (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, misfit, hopes, rebelliousness, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Cab for Three (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taxi driver is given a difficult choice from 2 small time crooks: drive them around while they rob, or get locked up in the trunk.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: taxi, reluctant partners, partners, life is a bitch, teenage life, moral dilemma, introspection, uninvited guest, unlikely criminals, crime, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Chronically Unfeasible (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Filmed over a five-year period, Chronically Unfeasible dissects Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political, sociological and economic disparities between Brazil's upper and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: politics, social differences, social decay, rich and poor, fighting the system, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, downfall, society, injustice, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Law of the Weakest (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet desperation. All unemployed, either because they can't ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, friendship, factory, working class, ex convict, hostage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, passenger, driver, hopes, love and romance, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, theft, maid, blackmail, black market, muslim, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, love, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, female director, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, women's rights ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, suspense, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, society, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 632
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebelliousness, society, injustice, political unrest, rebellion, woman in danger, danger, immigrants, life is a bitch, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, smuggling, single parent, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, illegal immigration, mexican american border, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 17K
Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, crime, crimes, murder, reward, profanity, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, deadly, danger, social decay, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, legal, drug dealing, injustice, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, hopes, society, wrong place wrong time, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
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New York (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: New York is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. Omar has gone abroad for the first time in his life and soon enough he begins to see and love America ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: injustice, 9/11, friendship, life turned upside down, society, terrorism, false accusation, muslim, undercover, fbi, prison, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, emotional, tense, sincere ...
Plot: hostage, hospital, injustice, financial problem, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, crimes, crime, family in crisis, doctors and patients, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 413
Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 415K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, immigrants, introspection, social decay, bigotry, lifestyle, multiple storylines, redemption, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, airport, assassination attempt, head of state, planned murder, attempted murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 50
Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, social misfits, hidden identity, society, transvestism, disorder, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 148
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, nightlife, social differences, lifestyle, society, city life, social issues, mother daughter relationship, class differences, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, one night, marital infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, working class, social differences, small town, deadly, investigation, dead boy, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 48K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: small town, injustice, life is a bitch, political corruption, family problems, dishonesty, human nature, legal, false accusation, family in crisis, small town life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rain, deadly, obsessive quest, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lgbt, muslim, driving, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 1K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, society, city life, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 2K
Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: 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, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, media satire, tv show, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, family relations, parents and children, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 1K
Viva Riva! (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: The Democratic Republic Of Congo, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, danger, treasure hunt, tough heroes, life is a bitch, ambition, gangsters, money, fuel, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 684
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, prison life, human spirit, legal, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Baby Is Missing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenna Davis, a single working mother, wakes up at home to discover she's delivered a stillborn baby girl. Is the child a victim of a cunning prenatal nurse who no one remembers seeing or is she the victim of her mother's own fractured ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, race against time, crimes, pregnancy, baby, protagonist as suspect, drugged, baby girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%