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City of M (2000)
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City of M (2000)
Original name: Ciudad de M
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After exhausting all legal channels in his search for a job, "M" struggles with the decision of whether or not to enter a life of crime by helping his friends deliver drugs to Miami.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: unemployment, introspection, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, human nature, down on your luck, cocaine, urban, criminal heroes, city life, rape, drugs, male nudity, erection, poverty, unemployed, job seeking, male objectification, job interview, sexual attraction, shower, transvestite, pubic hair ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, latin america, peru, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, down on your luck, crime, urban and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like City of M: If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), Don't Tell Anyone (1998), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: college, drug abuse, coming of age, cocaine, coming out, racism, youth, gender, society, virginity, gay teenager, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, redemption, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, ocean, urban ghetto, ocean or sea, society, going straight, crimes, drug dealing, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, going straight, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, on the run, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, unemployment, society, down on your luck, starvation, poverty, canary, male objectification, water, orgasm, erection, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, human nature, society, law enforcement, terminal illness, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, going straight, city life, drug abuse, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, criminal's revenge, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
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Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, down on your luck, introspection, working class, unwanted pregnancy, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 256
Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, city life, vengeance, neo noir, male nudity, revenge ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, prostitute, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, immigrants, criminal heroes, gangsters, society, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adversary (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, medical student, job interview, daydreamer, political unrest, against the odds, down on your luck, city life, youth, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kings of South Beach (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This fact-based crime thriller details the downfall of Miami's hottest nightclub. Chris Troiano owns the trendiest nightclub in all of South Beach; a place where the line always winds down the block and only the most beautiful people make it ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, downfall, bankruptcy, nightlife, nightclub, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, abuse, addiction, false identity, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 1K
Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: sincere, touching, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, rebelliousness, terminal illness, crimes, society, crime, urban ghetto life, mental illness, family in crisis, underdog, loan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, deadly, juvenile delinquency, misfit, society, gangsters, crime, social misfits, arms dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, crimes, legal, dishonesty, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, rise and fall, ambition, showbiz, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch, self destruction, skinny dipping ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban, rich and poor, teenage life, city life, survival, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
42%
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: kids in trouble, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gang, police corruption, urban ghetto life, society, youth, drug dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
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Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, society, immigrants, babies and infants, legal action, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, sexual abuse, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 9K
The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, native american, life is a bitch, social decay, americana, injustice, misfit, society, gang, unemployment, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 3K
Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, manhood, drug dealing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%