Movies like La Run

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La Run (2011)
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay out his father's debt in a record time, Guillaume follows his best friend, Manu, into the difficult world of drug dealing.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, family, drugs, money, violence, drug
Place: montreal

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Most similar movies to La Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about friendship, friends, drugs, drug abuse, society, youth and violence mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like La Run: Toro (2015), G - Lost in Frankfurt (2015), Buried Cain (2014), Twist (2003), Orphans and Angels (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Toro (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friends Toro and Victor struggle with drug addiction and male prostitution in a hostile environment. When they lose all their money, their longstanding friendship is put to the test.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, debt, sex worker, drug abuse, prostitute, addiction, drug addict, male nudity, escort, friendship, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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G - Lost in Frankfurt (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kris cant land a job in Warsaw and is now trying his luck in Frankfurt, where he ends up in a design underwear store for men. After some initial difficulties he explores the foreign city in which he must now find his way around. When he gets to know ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, gay cinema, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, gay interest, hallucination, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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 5.3
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Buried Cain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buried Cain is a steamy southern gothic drama about two brothers, Christian and Cain, who have only two things in common - their love for their small town southern home and their love for the same woman - the girl they call 'Georgia'. ...
Style: sexy, touching, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: friendship, love triangle, group of friends, seduction, brother brother relationship, jealousy, infidelity, threesome, sex scene, cheating girlfriend, female nudity, fight ...
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, sexual relations, society, apprentice, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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87%
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Orphans and Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The needy and traumatized Theresa, who was raped when she was fourteen year-old, meets the handsome John on the street after an accident during a performance on the stage of her friend Kim asking for a low-budget hotel. She offers a ride to a nearby ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: drug abuse, mysterious character, friendship, haunted by the past, obsession, love affair, crimes, drug dealing, mentally unstable, romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
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Punk Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: illegal drugs, teenager, drug abuse, musician, teenage love, follow your dream, audition, male objectification, male nudity, pubic hair, heroin, statutory rape ...
Place: portland oregon
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77%
West of Sunshine (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful
Plot: gambling addiction, husband wife conflict, family relations, husband wife relationship, friendship, violence, australian, money, drugs, drug deal, drug dealing, thief ...
Place: melbourne australia
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Sunday's Illness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Annabel is a successful businesswoman with a wealthy husband. At a reception in her villa she meets a woman, a member of the catering staff who has been hired for the evening. This woman is none other than her own daughter Chiara, whom she had left ...
Style: sincere, touching, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: family relations, life philosophy, love, family, youth, friendship, society, ambition, hopes, parents and children, mother daughter reunion, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona
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70%
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Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, partners, society, crime, criminal's revenge, estrangement, friends, juvenile delinquency, going straight, gangsters, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
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67%
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Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this independent drama, writer-director Cory Cataldo explores the pain of adolescence with dark and disturbing results. Facing the pitfalls of high school with no support from their parents and teachers, a foursome of ostracized teenagers (Gary ...
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: high school, abusive parent, teenager, helplessness, hate, overweight, teen suicide, racism, coming of age, friendship, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Teenage Kicks (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Miklós is at the age when everything feels high-stakes. He is coming to terms with his own sexuality, and when his best friend Dan reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together.
Style: lgbt cinema, homoerotic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, jealousy, coming of age, gay, runaway, brother brother relationship, teenager, gay youth, gay interest, gay friend, homosexual, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
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Bleak Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the ...
Style: non-linear, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: friendship, high school, death, high school student, violence, student, father, loss of son, brutality, teen suicide, apology, korean ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
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Bellissima (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Elzbieta (Ewa Kasprzyk) desperately wishes for her daughter, Maria (Maria Goralczyk), to become famous so she can live vicariously through her. Feeling she was deprived of her shot at fame, Elzbieta sets up auditions for Maria, even though Maria ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: ambition, mother daughter relationship, fame, drugs, teenage girl, motherhood, career, older woman younger man relationship, pregnancy, emotional abuse, child abuse, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 61
To Dream (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 67 min.
Story: If your dreams could come true, what would you dream? If you could escape, where would you go? TO DREAM is a story about friendship, full of hope and intimacy, set against a harsh inner city backdrop. Best friends, LUKE and TOMMY, live in an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: friendship between boys, friendship, love, destiny, hopes, life is a bitch, violent father, best friends, friends, teenage life, violence, domestic violence ...
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Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, talky ...
Plot: obsession, friends, reunion, blackmail, confession, criminal, secret, apology, jealousy, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, oakland california
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, party, heroin, drug addict, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, small town, going straight, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Street Days (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: moral dilemma, addiction, betrayal, friendship, dishonesty, society, down on your luck, realism, drug abuse, drugs, street life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ah, Wilderness: Part 2 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, japanese man, speech impediment, inferiority complex, training, friendship between men, fight, danger, youth, deadly, violence ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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51%
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Behind Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The twenty-something Betty comes to a remote small town and strikes a friendship with the fourteen-year old local girl Lea, who is fascinated by her new friend's tales of partying and living in the fast lane in the big city. Betty has ulterior ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: destructive relationship, teenage life, friendship, social misfits, youth, drug abuse, small town, female friendship, betrayal, false friend, underage smoking, escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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50%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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50%
Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, punk, ambition, music, youth, coming of age, drug dealing, gang, rock, addiction, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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49%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, drugs, teenage boy, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, couples, romance, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, partners, youth, unfulfillment, going straight, buddies, crimes, drug dealing, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
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Close-Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; ...
Style: social realism, ambiguous ending, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, husband wife relationship, fired from the job, washed up star, drugs, fame, divorce, violence, father daughter relationship, father daughter estrangement, male female relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, philadelphia, los angeles
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48%
Ordinary People (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, child abduction, money, missing child, mother child relationship, child, violence, kidnapped child, stolen money, teenager, theft ...
Place: the philippines
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46%
Babysitter's Black Book (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her parents' financial problems threaten Ashley's dreams for college, the high school whiz kid takes matters into her own hands. She and her girlfriends turn their babysitting business into a wildly successful escort service for dads. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological
Plot: prostitute, escort service, escort, babysitting, seduction, sex scene, friendship, college, ambition, regret, blackmailer, money ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, addiction, family relations, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, femme fatale, couple relations, murder, friendship, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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40%
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The Commune (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Erik, a lecturer in architecture, inherits his father’s large old house in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. His wife Anna, a well-known television newscaster, suggests that they invite their friends to come and live with them. In this way she hopes ...
Style: suspense, exciting, touching, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: commune, marriage, husband wife relationship, architect, student, professor, love, jealousy, society, parents and children, family relations, old house ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, year 2016
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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39%