Movies like Divines

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Divines (2016)
 7.4
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Divines (2016)
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.
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, police, seduction, slum, greed, urban decay, drug snorting, dancer, crimes, danger, dancing, money, firefighter, violence, criminal, female friendship, gun, teenage girl, male nudity, tattoo, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, friendship, crime, murder, society, police and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Divines: Street Flow (2019), La Haine (1995), Mama Weed (2020), City of Men (2007), Paris by Night (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Street Flow (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noumouké, from the suburb of Paris, is about to decide which brother's foot steps to follow - the lawyer student Soulaymaan or the gangster Demba.
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, tense, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghetto, three brothers, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition, youth, family, crimes, rivalry, danger, escapades, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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100%
 8.1
 145K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, youth, skinhead, police brutality, urban ghetto life, poverty, protest, friendship, rebellion, racism, realism, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 67
Mama Weed (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic police translator, specialized in phone tappings for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the commander is charming... One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, street gang, police, crimes, translator, drugs, marijuana, lifestyle, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, ghetto ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, nightlife, police corruption, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.6
 686K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang war, society, street gang, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 122K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, street gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 4K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, prison, murder, violence, muslim, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 249
13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, crimes, confined, disorder, indoor, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 506
Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, immigrants, buddies, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, lebanese, drug dealing, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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46%
Les Misérables (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: With a gun at his belt and a truncheon in his hand, Pento has just joined the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade, an inner suburb of Paris. On the same team as Chris and Gwada, two men with occasionally “peculiar” methods, he soon discovers ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: police, father son relationship, pursuit, money, police brutality, islam, police investigation, crimes, organized crime, danger, thief, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 46K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, gangsters, prison escape, heist, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, gang, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
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 ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: poverty, gang, redemption, bully, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
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43%
 6.2
 1K
Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: police, murder, crime scene, police officer, corpse, police detective, danger, violence, investigation, brutality, chase, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, dealer, filmmaking, introspection, crimes, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, stoners, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 4K
Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, rivalry, ambition, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.8
 2K
Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: bait, murder, friendship, youth, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, couples, criminal heroes, deadly, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Inherit the Viper (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Since the death of their father, the Riley siblings have kept their heads above water by illegally dealing in painkillers. Josie is managing the business with an iron fist, when her brother, War veteran Kip, is concerned that the risky business is ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: drug dealing, family, small town, escapades, parents and children, danger, crimes, family relations, police, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, immigrants, illegal immigration, friendship, smuggling, financial problem, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.8
 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 523
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, harsh, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, violence, danger, crimes, police corruption, society, criminal heroes, brutality, crime, tough heroes, russian ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, psychological
Plot: ghetto, private school, racism, murder, witness, friendship, african american, police, father son relationship, protest, party, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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Museo (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: heist, museum, anthropology, art dealer, actor, crimes, best friend, danger, father son relationship, gold, christmas eve, friendship ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
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Metastases (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: friends, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, alcohol abuse, troublemaker, drug dealing, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, bar, drug dealer, drug smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 134K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
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: stylized, sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, lifestyle, society, student life, danger, strong sexual content, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Young Americans (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, police, police officer, master criminal, deadly, police corruption, nightclub, society, police investigation, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, sex with a stranger, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Close Enemies (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driss and Manuel both grew up on the same council estate. An estate where the sense of belonging to your patch is much stronger than the sense of belonging to a country, a nation or a culture... Manuel has assimilated this belonging, and he has even ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, death, father daughter relationship, drugs, brother brother relationship, crimes, friendship, danger, family relations, murder, parisian suburb, telling a joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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