Movies like West of Sunshine

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West of Sunshine (2017)
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West of Sunshine (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son.
Style: suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, family relations, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, fight, thief, money, violence, drugs, drug dealing, drug dealer, chase, father son relationship, father son conflict, family conflict, friend, australian, drug deal, loan shark, haircut, gambling addiction, mother son relationship, fatherhood, vintage car, drug ...
Place: melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, psychological, tense and suspenseful films with plots about violence, family relations, friendship, father son relationship, crimes, chase and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like West of Sunshine: The Collaborators (2015), Cedar Boys (2009), Rhino (2012), Drifters (2015), Outlaws (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Collaborators (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tale of two art students who, after a horrific event, are forced to take off across country in a stolen taxi to evade the law.
Style: psychological, contemplative, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, strong female character, female protagonist, student, sexual harassment, murder, female bonding, female friendship, drugs, friend, violence, chase ...
Place: england
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95%
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Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, family relations, drug dealing, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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86%
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Rhino (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An NFL veteran who's become a college-town drug kingpin takes in a protégé, but eventually the relationship turns volatile and deadly.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: meth lab, violence, crime boss, crimes, illegal drugs, drug dealing, drug dealer, criminal heroes, society, vengeance, death, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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82%
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Drifters (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Minna, a drug addict who makes a living dealing drugs, can't pay rent and after cheating some delinquents she runs with the money. She meets Katja and they move together to an illegal residence outside the city, where a group of people have ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: homeless woman, drug addiction, prostitution, friendship, drug addict, arrested, jail, homeless shelter, drug use, drug dealing, prison, drug dealer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Outlaws (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When an Australian motorcycle gang leader is released from prison, he finds his former deputy on the cusp of giving control of their lucrative drug trade to a rival gang. When the deal goes south, the ensuing violence threatens to spin out of ...
Style: unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: family relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal, australian, violence, prison, fight, misogyny, misanthropy, punched in the face, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, family, violence, money, drug
Place: montreal
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72%
The Nerd's Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eugene is a teenage nerd who lives in a small Russian town. He sits in front of his computer all day long, playing games and surfing the Internet. He decides to run a small porn website and soon as he earns his first money from e-commerce. His life ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: socially awkward, student, teenage protagonist, family relations, best friend, friendship between boys, flash forward, teenage boy, friendship between men, interview, chase, gambling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Donkey (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Serbia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro, who is going to be forty in a year and a half, with his wife Jasna and son Luka goes to his home village Drinovci, Herzegovina, after seven years. He wants to see his brother ...
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative
Plot: family conflict, fatherhood, mediterranean, family relations, husband wife relationship, death of mother, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, lake, wheelchair, donkey
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: promise, friendship, pursuit, paranoia, suspicion, chase, violence, professor, doctor, psychiatrist, lecture, money ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Pimped (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, Sarah meets the handsome, captivating and smooth talking Lewis, who aims to be the bait in a sick sexual trap set up by himself and his low-life, rich kid housemate Kenneth. When their ruse backfires, Lewis and Sarah ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: violence, brutality, blood, murder, australian, husband wife relationship, family relations, murder of family, narcissist, mass murder, shovel, rape ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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64%
Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, gang, law enforcement, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Down Under (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: racial slur, chase, australian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, violence, police, mother daughter relationship, rapper, tattoo, convenience store, insult ...
Place: new south wales, sydney australia
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63%
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Undercover (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Young female police officer Nurgül Özdemir lives her life in a rural environment. When she gets asked for an undercover mission in Amsterdam, she grabs the opportunity to get out of the problems this place is giving her. She leaves her homesick ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: covert operation, fake identity, gang war, police officer, family relations, murder, violence, infiltration, undercover, drug smuggling, criminal, fight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 577
Dark Inclusion (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Featuring menacing tracking shots; a cool, metallic color palette; surprising third-act reversals; and a terrific ensemble cast, Arthur Harari's first feature is a poised, stylish, and utterly assured revenge thriller in which, following his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: burglary, epileptic, family relations, father son relationship, epilepsy, death of father, loss of father, diamond, burglar, robbery, male protagonist, career criminal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 307
Road Dogz (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends who have spent their days ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tragic ending
Plot: ghetto, latinx lead, ex convict, tragedy, criminal, murder, drug dealer, robbery, money, friend, coming of age, bad guy ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, crime, interrogation, drug dealer, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, power struggle, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, tense
Plot: adultery, marriage, violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, interrogation, police, polish, mafia, bribery, politics ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Boxing Day (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Told in real time and shot as a single take, BOXING DAY documents the minute by minute events across the course of an afternoon in the life of Chris Sykes - a recovering alcoholic and estranged father. Living alone on home detention, Chris is ...
Plot: guitar playing, alcohol abuse, family relations, husband wife relationship, detention, father son relationship, father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas, playing guitar, gun, desperation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Kids Run (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andi's life is a constant battle for his home, his three children and the woman he still loves. He only has two weeks to pay her back the borrowed 5,000 EUR. When he loses his job, an amateur boxing tournament looks like the only solution.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: boxer, poverty, love, boxing, family relations, money, blood, boxing match, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family conflict, manager ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, escapades, crimes, betrayal, on the road, redemption, haunted by the past, wilderness, dysfunctional character, misfit, criminal heroes, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before the Storm (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Leo, a guy in the seventh grade gets harassed by a two years older boy in school and seeks revenge. At the same time, Ali, the father of a girl in Leo's class (who Leo has a crush on) is contacted by a opposition group from his home country ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, investigation, first love, fight, love, teenage boy, friendship, husband wife relationship, chase, murder, manipulation, terrorism ...
Time: 2000s
Place: eastern europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Youth on the March (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.
Style: avant garde, psychological, contemplative, touching, sincere ...
Plot: youth, teenager, drugs, suburbs, counterculture, australian, lifestyle, mother, surrealism, family relations, mother son relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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42%
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Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, confined, family reunited, family relations, warden, parents and children, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
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41%
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Getaway Plan (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thief expert with blowtorch is hired by a group of the Russian mob for a bank assault.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: thief, bank, heist, love interest, friendship, undercover cop, ex convict, con artists, husband wife relationship, police, raid, tunnel ...
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41%
The Preppie Connection (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: student, prison, jealousy, drug dealing, cocaine, teenager, high school, drug dealer, marijuana, love, murder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, usa
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40%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Black Souls (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former narcotics trafficker now living peaceably in the Calabrian hills is drawn back into his family’s drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son, in this darkly elegant gangster drama.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, family relations, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, family business, italian mafia, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 991
Mafia Inc (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The Gamache, tailors from father to son, have been dressing the Mafia family Paternò for three generation. Vincent "Vince" Gamache works on behalf of Frank the godfather with his eldest son Giaco. Vince, reckless and rash, seeks to earn ...
Style: contemplative, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crime boss, mob boss, family business, violence, gang war, crime family, murder, organized crime, family values, mercilessness ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s, year 1980 ...
Place: canada, venezuela, montreal, quebec, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Body Brokers (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: trapped, drugs/alcohol, brutality, degradation, addiction, destructive relationship, life philosophy, friendship, crimes, drug addiction, dishonesty, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 2K
A Ciambra (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism, psychological, twists and turns, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: gypsy, male female relationship, friendship, teenager, brother sister relationship, betrayal, father son relationship, petty criminal, chase, family relations, coming of age, coffin ...
Place: italy, southern italy
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37%