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, christian, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, parole, addiction, juvenile delinquency, clergy, drug abuse, life is a bitch, prison life, drug dealing, rehabilitation, starting over, redemption, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, belief in god, faith, drug dealer, african american, christianity, debt, funeral, pastor ...
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, hopes and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Saving God: Wasted (2002), Sugar Hill (1993), Light Sleeper (1992), The Corner (2000), South Central (1992). 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, suspense ...
Plot: high school, drug addict, friendship, heroin, life is a bitch, downfall, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug dealing, lifestyle, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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100%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, redemption, drugs, drug dealer, obsession, going straight, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.6
 5K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
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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: rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, ghetto, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, friendship, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, drug abuse, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: prostitute, going straight, prison, starting over, downfall, redemption, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely criminals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime gone awry, society, drug dealing, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, life is a bitch, downfall, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 703
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: church, hostage, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, self discovery, clergy, family relations, hopes, society, on the run, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, drug dealing, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 12K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, juvenile prison, sodomy, crimes, juvenile detention, male nudity, male rape, prison rape, teenage protagonist, prison life, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Plot: prison, dog, female prisoner, starting over, rehabilitation, drug abuse, prison life, human nature, addiction, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealer, gang, redemption, love and romance, opposites attract, buddies, social misfits, society, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 13K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, vengeance, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, drug use, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, prostitute, family relations, family problems, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, clergy, self discovery, society, religions or cults, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: drug addiction, hustler, female nudity, drug dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, misfit, rehabilitation, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, going straight ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.0
 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: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, 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: realistic, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: drug addiction, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, crimes, prostitute, redemption, drug abuse, addiction, alcohol abuse, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: christian, fish out of water, faith, gang war, juvenile delinquent, family, missionary, preacher, gang, teenage life, urban ghetto life, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, underground, crimes, friendship, working class, illegal prostitution, rise and fall, society, coming of age, escapades, life is a bitch, woman urinating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
States of Grace (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: faith, redemption, mormon, missionary, going straight, culture clash, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, utah, venice, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang rape, urban ghetto life, youth gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, addiction, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gay interest, life is a bitch, hopes, gays and lesbians, society, crimes, going straight, estrangement, urban ghetto, city life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
 162
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, semi serious, tense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, redemption, crimes, drug dealing, addiction, social decay, corruption, prostitution, on the run, dishonesty, leadership, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, crimes, native american, racism, revenge ...
Time: year 1976, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 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, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, homecoming, death in the family, starting over, family in crisis, addiction, husband wife relationship, grief, missing child, white trash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 747
El padrino (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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%