Movies like Saving God

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Saving God (2008)
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Saving God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father's old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and falling in with a slick preacher (Ricardo Chivara). Even with a dangerous gang leader (Dean McDermott) threatening his flock, Armstrong won't give up.
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: church, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, parole, drug abuse, clergy, addiction, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, prison life, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, rehabilitation, redemption, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american, drug dealer, debt, christian, funeral, prayer, ex convict, pastor, preacher ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Saving God

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, society, going straight, drug dealing, crime and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Saving God: Wasted (2002), The Corner (2000), Light Sleeper (1992), Sugar Hill (1993), I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, heroin, party, drug addict, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, small town, going straight, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 5K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, going straight, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
76%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.
Style: christian film, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, christianity, fall in love, human spirit, haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, criminal, religious conversion, faith, chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, murder, prison, life is a bitch, coming of age, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, downfall, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 11K
Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, juvenile prison, prison life, youth, crime, going straight, redemption, isolation, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.8
 223
Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, going straight, redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, downfall, looking for love, drug abuse, heist, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 1K
Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, society, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unemployment, police detective, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: church, hostage, self discovery, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, clergy, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, city life, working undercover, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, starting over, rehabilitation, human nature, disability, life is a bitch, hopes, society, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, coming of age, buddies, social misfits, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, going straight, opposites attract, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 12K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, stoners, kids in trouble, friends, thirtysomething life, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, urban, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, prostitute, life is a bitch, hopes, drug abuse, addiction, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, gang, drug dealing, crimes, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, going straight, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Beneath the Surface (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 23-year old Sandra has been doing drugs for many years and has realized that she is in need of some kind of treatment. At the clinic she is told that her pimp / boyfriend Roffe has turned his attention to Sandra's younger and well-behaving ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, battles, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, prostitute, hopes, crime, rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 211
Rude (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an abortion and lost her lover ; Jordan, a boxer who has indulged ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, estrangement, city life, self discovery, urban ghetto life, urban, hopes, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, society, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film adaptation of a book written in 1963. It tells the true story of Wilkerson's first five years in New York City, where he ministered to disillusioned youth, encouraging them to turn away from the drugs and gang violence they were involved ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, gang, gang war, brooklyn new york city, preacher, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, gangsters, crimes, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, juvenile delinquency, racism, city life, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Weekend with My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: going straight, starting over, longing, reunion, redemption, adoption, rehabilitation, addiction, family problems, family relations, orphan, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 2K
Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, starting over, dysfunctional family, homecoming, death in the family, family in crisis, addiction, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 4K
Metastases (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, crimes, alcohol abuse, troublemaker, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rehabilitation, bar, drug dealer, drug smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 126
Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, violence, crimes, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, dishonesty, leadership, rivalry, gang, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 61
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%