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The Wee Man (2013)
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, captivating, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise to the top, rise and fall, crimes, life is a bitch, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, society, ambition, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, lighthouse, street kid, graphic violence, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, prison, friendship, betrayal, murder, bully ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, rivalry, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Wee Man: Bonded by Blood (2010), The Stick Up Kids (2008), The System Within (2006), Thicker Than Water (1999), Top Dog (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, rise and fall, betrayal, vengeance, ambition, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, prison, crimes, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, hip hop culture, gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, drug abuse, city life, friends, urban ghetto, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, downfall, crimes, gang, blind ambition, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, gangsters, criminal, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: jail, estate, crimes, going straight, gang, gangsters, clergy, drug abuse, tragic event, brother brother relationship, rivalry, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, rough
Plot: gangsters, business, labor union, tough heroes, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, injustice, redemption, frame up, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, family relations, rise and fall, family business, rivalry, unfulfillment, ambition, organized crime, criminal, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, frame up, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, bully, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Young and Dangerous: Portland Street Blues (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: gang, graphic violence, sexual content, rise to the top, gangsters, master criminal, going straight, unfulfillment, athlete's life, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, bleak
Plot: starting over, survival, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, crimes, immigrants, gangsters, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 44
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: boot camp, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, rehabilitation, going straight, hopes, gang, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, ambition, gang war, rise to the top, buddies, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, adulthood, right hand man, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Brain Drain (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fideo and Panta are two teenage rascals and thieves who dream of traveling to "the promised land", the United States. Rambling between good and evil, roc and tango, this is an action story turned romance when the two youngsters fall in ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kids in trouble, rivalry, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, gang, crimes, vengeance, single mother ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, social decay, friendship, gang, society, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, murder, friendship, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, gangsters, graphic violence, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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1 Day (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This searing British thriller follows Flash (Dylan Duffus), who's safeguarding his buddy Angel's (Yohance Watson) cash until his release from prison. Now Angel is out -- and Flash is 100 pounds short. He turns to a lowlife named Evil ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gang, disorder, urban ghetto, rivalry, society, on the run, race against time, gangsters, music, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, ego clash, buddies, urban ghetto, love, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, interracial relations, racism, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, hitman, courtroom drama, gang, organized crime, italian mafia, rebellion, witnessing a crime, ambition, life is a bitch, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, tragic love, vengeance, power relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, couple relations, murder, infidelity, shakespeare, shakespeare's othello ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, survival, prison life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, bus driver, warden, corrupt law enforcer, corrupt officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antwerp, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: gangsters, boxing, vengeance, gang, athlete's life, ambition, down on your luck, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, promoter, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: radiation, plutonium, manhunt, radiation poisoning, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, contamination, nuclear war, nuclear radiation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, heist, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, chase, investigation, dishonesty, obsessive quest, mystery, betrayal, cons and scams ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, spain, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%