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Bad Luck Love (2000)
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Bad Luck Love (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A shocking crime forces a man to re-evaluate his life, only to find that going straight is more complicated than he imagined in this acclaimed drama from Finland. Ali (Jorma Tommila) is a low-level criminal who spends much of his spare time working out at a gym with his brother Pulu (Tommi Eronen). Ali spends most of his day stoned on marijuana, while Pulu is known to drink cleaning products when he's run out of booze. Ali has fallen in love with Inka (Maria Jarvenhelmi), a bright woman with a mind of her own, and her independent nature occasionally throws him into a fit of jealousy. Bad Luck Love was the first film to be nominated in all 12 categories at the Jussis Awards, the Finnish Academy Awards.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy
Plot: starting over, family problems, haunted by the past, down on your luck, crimes, crime, society, going straight, violence, male female relationship, parent child relationship, fatherhood, jail, ex convict, unfulfillment, suicide, misfit, drugs, suburbs, change, criminal gang, petty criminal
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, crime, murder, haunted by the past and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Bad Luck Love: 8-Ball (2013), Adulthood (2008), The Repentant (2012), Lights in the Dusk (2006), Now or Never (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, going straight, starting over, haunted by the past, one more chance, family relations, single parent, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, past, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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73%
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The Repentant (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: starting over, terrorism, social relations, society, homecoming, family relations, hopes, parents and children, haunted by the past, tragic past, village, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, night watchman, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, loneliness, misfit, down on your luck, gem, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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51%
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, redemption, destiny, exploitation, post war, exploit, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
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50%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
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49%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, teenage life, misfit, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, starting over, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
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48%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, immigrants, law enforcement, deadly, urban, city life, crime, crimes, investigation, society, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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45%
The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime, starting over, down on your luck, redemption, hopes, small town, criminal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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44%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, guilt, morality, friendship, friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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43%
16 Years of Alcohol (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 16 Years of Alcohol is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Richard Jobson, based on his 1987 novel. The film is Jobson's first directorial effort, following a career as a television presenter on BSkyB and VH-1, and as the vocalist for the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, suspense ...
Plot: skinhead, alcohol abuse, society, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, teenage life, addiction, hopes, youth, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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43%
The Tough Ones (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, dark humor, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, police investigation, social misfits, crime, society, friends, lawyers and clients, crime and punishment, terrorizing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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40%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: retirement home, terminal illness, gang, cancer, ex convict, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, native american, life is a bitch, social decay, americana, injustice, misfit, society, gang, unemployment, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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38%
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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, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, violence, danger, dishonesty, society, tough heroes, friendship, criminal heroes, crime, street life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Interrogation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, rough
Plot: family problems, prison, police interrogation, criminal heroes, police, law enforcement, family relations, death, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, family in crisis ...
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36%
Place Vendome (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of a woman that remained distracted for a long time from her life, from the passions that made her feel alive. The importance of true love is compared with the material value of diamonds. Only one truly lasts forever. She's got to ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, crime, mystery, haunted by the past, cons and scams, neo noir, female director, talking to self in mirror, jewel theft, flashback ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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34%
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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, youth, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, obsession, introspection, human nature, alienation, crimes, society, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe, bosnia, serbia, vienna ...
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32%
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 ⇓
32%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rivals (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favourite.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: family relations, starting over, graphic violence, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, hopes, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, prison, neo noir ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, injustice, family relations, false accusation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%