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Cardboard Boxer (2016)
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Cardboard Boxer (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A homeless man is recruited by a bunch of rich kids to fight other impoverished people.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: streetfighting, fistfight, fight, dog, prostitute, hospital, african american, interracial relations, underground fighting, beggar, little girl, war veteran, exploitation, death of friend, homelessness, homeless man, wheelchair bound, teenager, teenage boy, amputee, hotel, handicapped, bible, taxi driver, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, teenager, murder, family relations and deadly mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cardboard Boxer: Night at the Golden Eagle (2001), The 19th Wife (2010), Older Than America (2008), We Are Never Alone (2016), Mickey and the Bear (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, partners, best friends, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
We Are Never Alone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Czech provinces, a handful of people come together: a paranoid prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife, a lovesick nightclub manager and a stripper who is a ...
Style: bleak, captivating, disturbing, tense, complex ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, teenage boy, prison, money, family relations, pimp, boy, female protagonist, dysfunctional family, jail, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mickey and the Bear (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Anaconda, Montana, a strong-willed teenage girl navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father. In a desperate search for independence and her own identity, she risks family, heartbreak, and her standing in the only place ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, incest, addiction, father daughter incest, teenage girl, drug addiction, caregiver, war veteran, teenager, drug addict, marine, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: street kid, orphan, working class, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life, brother sister relationship, teenage prostitution, streetwise, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, sexual content, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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58%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, forest, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, modern day adaptation, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, power relations, vengeance, tragic love, couple relations, murder, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, racism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: complex, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, violence, psychopath, life & death, brutality, society, hospital, danger, pubic hair, male nudity, homeless man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, bullying, rape, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social relations, hopes, society, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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Red Bracelets: The Beginning (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this prequel to the TV series, the individual fates of the members of the later "Red Bracelets" and how they came together are told.
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, social, tense, social realism ...
Plot: prostitute, fight, union, working class, society, crime, crimes, pregnancy, labor union, transvestism, transsexual, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cymbeline (2014)
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Plot: family relations, gang, infidelity, master criminal, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, police corruption, rivalry, crime, betrayal, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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44%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
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43%
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Affluenza (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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43%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, husband wife relationship, funeral, couples, beer ...
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
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42%
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
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The Forger (2012)
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One Fall (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Set in the rustic Midwestern town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man, James (Marcus Dean Fuller), who miraculously survived a horrific fall from a spectacular 200 foot-high cliff and was never heard from again. However, three years after ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sincere
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38%
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Marfa Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: teenage sexuality, teenage life, social decay, human nature, sexual relations, interracial relations, couples, life is a bitch, society, youth, small town, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence spree, danger, family relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, divorce, deadly, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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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 ...
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