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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
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, seduction, slum, greed, police, drug snorting, urban decay, dancer, crimes, danger, dancing, money, firefighter, violence, criminal, female friendship, gun, teenage girl, tattoo, theater, search ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france

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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, crime, friendship, murder, police, violence and society mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Divines: La Haine (1995), City of God (2002), Boyz n the Hood (1991), City of Men (2007), Tough Enough (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 134K
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, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, urban ghetto life, police brutality, racism, poverty, violence, protest, friendship, rebellion, youth, rebel, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.6
 658K
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: drug dealing, gang, crimes, gang war, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 114K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, rapper, african american, gang, poverty, street gang, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, party, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: realistic, bleak, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: gang, friendship, street gang, drug lord, robbery, slum, betrayal, crime, coming of age, crimes, urban ghetto life, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, high school life, urban ghetto, crimes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, coming of age, friendship, family relations, crumbling relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, rough, captivating, emotional ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, rivalry, drug dealing, danger, gang, haunted by the past, law enforcement, friendship, dishonesty, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, neo noir, intrigue, lifestyle, urban, crime, anti heroes, gangsters, cop as target, fighting crime, nightlife, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, illegal immigration, immigrants, friendship, smuggling, financial problem, juvenile delinquency, crime, new job, boyfriend, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 44K
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: disturbing, tense, serious, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, criminal, power, debt, crime, criminal heroes, social decay, deadly, danger, rise and fall, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 241
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: friendship, gun, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, friends, social relations, heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 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: disturbing, gloomy, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, friendship, crime gone awry, cons and scams, criminal heroes, sexual relations, teenage life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, motorcycle, gas station attendant, punk, revenge, crime, parents and children, addiction, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: realistic, emotional, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, confined, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, violence spree, misfit, warden, deadly, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 128K
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: sexy, disturbing, talky, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, youth, juvenile delinquency, party, female friendship, best friends, teenage life, student life, lifestyle, society, danger, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police, master criminal, deadly, dishonesty, politics, society, police corruption, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, london, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
See How They Fall (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, dark humor, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, murder, obsessive quest, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, neo noir, vengeance, amateur detective, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.4
 21K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: mafia, vengeance, violence, crime, farm, friendship, business venture, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, notoriety, deadly, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: addiction, pimp, drug dealing, street kid, kids in trouble, homeless, prostitution, ethnic, realism, petty criminal, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 948
Fast, Fast (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, bank robbery, robbery, danger, crime gone awry, youth, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, high school life, teenager, teenage life, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, police investigation, juvenile delinquency, police detective, power relations, against the rules, workplace, fighting the system, law enforcement, workplace situations, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 315
Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing
Plot: gangsters, crime, violence spree, crimes, murder, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, drug dealing, gang, deadly, law enforcement, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, politics, police detective, dance school, danger, crimes, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, terrorism, ballet, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 321
Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, poverty, rape victim, high school, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, teenage life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: prison, gang, addiction, drug abuse, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, friends, friendship, ghetto, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 19K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, aids, ghetto, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, fighting the system, deadly, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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