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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, crimes, vengeance, life is a bitch, ambition, frame up, society, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal's revenge, street kid, crime, graphic violence, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, profanity, prison, friendship, betrayal, 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, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, gangsters, 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), The PyraMMMid (2011), The Big I Am (2010). 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, rise and fall, gang, gangsters, deadly, drug dealing, criminal heroes, ambition, partners, betrayal, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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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, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge, buddies, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, fashion, nightmare comes true, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, corporate crimes, cons and scams, rise and fall, downfall, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, rivalry, intrigue, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, family business, rivalry, family relations, ambition, unfulfillment, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, on the run, investigation, crimes, mystery, obsessive quest, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, europe, spain, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, going straight, crimes, gang, gangsters, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, racism, injustice, fighting the system, going straight, protagonist as suspect, redemption, frame up, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vengeance, criminal's revenge, frame up, cons and scams, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, heist, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, life is a bitch, prostitute, urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, immigrants, criminal heroes, society, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, partners, society, crime, criminal's revenge, city life, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, going straight, gangsters, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 862
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, life is a bitch, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, profanity, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, crime, ambition, downfall, gang, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, blind ambition, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, going straight, master criminal, ambition, rise to the top, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, crime, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, athlete's life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)
Genre: Musical, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, murder, social decay, vengeance, tough heroes, drug dealing, gang, gangsters, partners, rivalry, city life, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, juvenile delinquency, gang, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, young lovers, youth, crime, kids in trouble, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 594
Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, police detective, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, family life, family business, graphic violence, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, friendship, idealism, obsession, rivalry, society, dishonesty, intrigue, family relations, love, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Body of My Enemy (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, gangsters, criminal, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, rise and fall, dishonesty, murder, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%