Movies like Divines

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Divines
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.
Plot: dancer, friendship, gun in mouth, trafficking, friendship between girls, hashish, urban decay, burning money, stealing money, parisian suburb, ghetto, hidden money, drug trafficking, stage performance, praying, drug dealing, drug snorting, slum, text messaging, supermarket, scooter, female friendship, texting, best friend, poverty ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about money, death, dancing, dancer, friendship, brutality and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Divines: City of God (2002), Thug (2005), Spring Breakers (2012), Pixote (1981), From the Edge of the City (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, stylized, sexual, art house, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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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 ...
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Story: When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of ...
Plot: microphone, cigar smoking, drinking, telephone, drink, telephone call, death, crying, murder, sex, criminal, prostitute ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA, Canada
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Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1960s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Grissom Gang
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam is going well until they meet Lara, originally from Siberia, ...
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Midnight Dancers
Genre: Crime, Drama
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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 ...
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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, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
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Story: Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.
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