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Chandni Bar (2001)
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Original name: चांदनी बार
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, sexual, sexy, cult film
Plot: female protagonist, gangsters, rape, crimes, vengeance, rich and poor, crime, political unrest, prostitute, family relations, bollywood, criminal heroes, dancer's life, tough heroes, mother daughter relationship, bar, gangster, juvenile delinquent, dancing, prostitution, tragedy, murder, school, wedding, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, gangster and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Chandni Bar: Bullett Raja (2013), Traffic Signal (2007), Maqbool (2003), My Kingdom (2001), Coast Mafia (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, disability, misfit, society, social misfits, politics, bollywood, addiction, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.1
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Maqbool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, mistress, crimes, dishonesty, gang, right hand man, bollywood, deadly, law enforcement, godparent, betrayal, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 620
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.9
 9
Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, murder, money, crime, mob, gangster
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, murder, obsession, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, embezzlement, political corruption, materialism, jail, prostitute, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
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Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: hitman, assassination, conspiracy, crimes, gang, cons and scams, proposal, politics, dishonesty, gangsters, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Shor in the City (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: heist, crimes, petty criminal, city life, cons and scams, dishonesty, gangsters, redemption, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, crime boss, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mumbai india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 666
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.3
 11K
Jigarthanda (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: When Karthik is given a task by his producer to come up with a gripping gangster flick infested with a heavy dosage of violence, he focuses on Sethu, a ruthless gangster surrounded by quirky yet scary henchmen. Karthik discreetly tries his best to ...
Style: rough, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, love affair, filmmaking, snitch, love and romance, gangsters, artists and showbiz, bollywood, strong violent content, crime, director, gangster
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 824
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, friendship, gangsters, police investigation, gang, working undercover, vengeance, going straight, on the run, siblings relations, bollywood, false identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 2K
Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, bollywood, crimes, mentor, infidelity, corrupt politician, politician, witness, security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, mafia, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, killings, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 23K
Agneepath (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In a small Indian village Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is taught about the path of fire (Agneepath) by his principled father. His life is shattered when the evil drug lord Kancha Cheena hangs his father. Vijay leaves for Mumbai with his pregnant ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, criminal heroes, family relations, drug lord, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, rivalry, crimes, deadly, bollywood, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 2K
Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, introspection, confined, hopes, crimes, criminal heroes, redemption, death row, murder, family problems, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Walking Vengeance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana (Elena Anaya) tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora (Ariadna Gil), and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, neo noir
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, danger, family problems, heist, crimes, partners, cons and scams, family relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 81
Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, going straight, gang, crimes, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.7
 17K
Hero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakthivelu Nayakar (Kamal Hassan), the protagonist, is born to an anti-government union leader. The child Velu is tricked by the police into locating his father...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, rivalry, society, crime, crimes, orphan, family problems, vengeance, family in crisis, bollywood, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.1
 834
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.6
 805
Gangster (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Antonio Moro works for gangster boss Thomas Steel. He lives happily with his girlfriend Tanya who is expecting their child. Antonio's future looks bright, until one evening when he is ordered to kill a person who is close to all of them.
Style: neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, love affair, family relations, love and romance, assassination, law enforcement, deadly, siblings relations, moral dilemma, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 570
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, deadly, vengeance, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, youth, working class, society, homecoming, small town, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Anna: the Pleasure, the Torment (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful but poor young girl finds all the money and material goods she never had when she becomes the girlfriend of a crime boss, but soon learns that there is a price to be paid for that kind of life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, prostitution, bikini, vengeance, gory, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, starting over, haunted by the past, store ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, faked death, hitman, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 8.3
 36K
Drishyam (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family in crisis, obsession, parents and children, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 12K
Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, parents and children, crimes, adopted son, law enforcement, escapades, dishonesty, danger, fighting crime, murder, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 3K
The Shame (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 202 min.
Story: Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant and he wants to take the child away from her. In her ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, feminism, love and romance, romance, couples, self discovery, village, human spirit, bollywood, wedding, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 2K
Dushman (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: According to police records, a daredevil, Gokul Pandit is on the loose. He would attempts to rape and kill young and beautiful girls who are alone.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, murder, twins, crime, injustice, righting the wronged, track down, crimes, bollywood, police detective, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, downfall, life is a bitch, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%