Movies like Restless City

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Restless City (2011)
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Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sincere, serious
Plot: immigrants, society, city life, music, fall in love, social misfits, love, hustler, couples, rivalry, prostitute, misfit, love and romance, world, urban, lifestyle, aspiring musician, african
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Restless City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about society, couples, immigrants, urban, love and romance, family relations and misfit mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Restless City: Mother of George (2013), X/Y (2014), The Citizen (2012), Choking Man (2006), Don't Let Me Drown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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90%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, restaurant, self discovery, friendship, social misfits, workplace, workplace romance, family relations, diner, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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75%
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The Taqwacores (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: lifestyle, rebelliousness, social misfits, moral dilemma, student life, punk, fighting the system, college life, society, youth, rock, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, usa
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Ripple Effect (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Believing that bad karma is keeping him from realizing his dream, hip clothing designer Amer Atrash (Philippe Caland) attempts to orchestrate salvation -- with unexpected results -- in this indie drama. Pushed to the edge of financial disaster and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, immigrants, self discovery, introspection, hopes, crumbling marriage, misfit, disability, haunted by the past, lebanese, in the woods, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Police Beat (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Z (Pape Sidy Niang), a Seattle bicycle cop, tries to make sense of the world while patrolling the city streets but can't focus on his job because he's so preoccupied with suspicions that his girlfriend is cheating on him. Director Robinson ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: opposites attract, social differences, infidelity, couples, society, romance, immigrants, law enforcement, city life, urban, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, life turned upside down, sex scene, female protagonist, couples, society, urban, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Paraiso Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: couples, strong sexual content, self discovery, hopes, young lovers, starting over, follow your dream, obsessive quest, youth, love and romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, colombia, latin america, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: love and romance, introspection, family problems, looking for love, crumbling marriage, couples, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, music, radio dj, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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51%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, immigrants, youth, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, factual, psychological ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, society, couple relations, private vs public, couples, rivalry, refugee, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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49%
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Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, couples, drug abuse, social decay, immigrants, social misfits, society, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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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, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: frustration, unemployment, unfulfillment, society, human nature, city life, sexual relations, urban, couples, mentally unstable, lifestyle, downfall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, couples, rivalry, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, transsexual, couples, gender, love and romance, manipulation, breakup, family relations, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, social misfits, alienation, friendship, society, strong female presence, looking for love, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: music, musician's life, rock, siblings relations, family problems, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, urban, estrangement, twentysomething life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
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Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, couple relations, homecoming, fall in love, romance, love and romance, coping, self discovery, estrangement, family relations, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 391
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: working class, fall in love, couples, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, security guard, pursuit, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, white male black female relationship, love and romance, dangerous attraction, social differences, opposites attract, society, romance, dishonesty, couples, discrimination, racism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%