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Once Fallen (2010)
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Once Fallen (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden Globe® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and serving a life sentence for murder. Upon his release, his dreams of a crime-free future begin to disintegrate when he is forced to assume his best friend's outrageous debt to a local mobster. Despite being thrust back into a world of organized fighting, drug dealing and ties to corrupt police agents, Chance falls in love with Pearl (Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson) and the prospect of living a normal life seems almost within reach. But will he be able to escape the crimes of his father and his past?
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, bleak, realistic
Plot: crimes, starting over, fall in love, gangsters, family relations, family life, hopes, estrangement, parents and children, crime, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, criminal heroes, family in crisis
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Once Fallen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, family relations, parents and children, rivalry, danger and graphic violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Fallen: Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013), Outlaw Country (2012), The Mind of a Murderer (2015), The Narrows (2008), After the Fall (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, starting over, gang, gangsters, parents and children, betrayal, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
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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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, danger, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Mind of a Murderer (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offer insight into what drives people to kill. From her early doctorate research on psychopathy, to her ongoing study of criminal behavior, she possesses a unique ability to push ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, prison, crime, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, society, city life, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Quickie (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic
Plot: russian mafia, gangsters, starting over, road not taken, family life, couples, crimes, crime, dishonesty, tough heroes, hitman, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes, parents and children, mind game, love affair, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime family, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, murder, salvation, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Anti-Social (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, gang, siblings relations, family relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, interracial, the underworld, street art, gang rape, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, family relations, family in crisis, society, unemployment, parents and children, down on your luck, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 101
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, teenager, religion, drug addict, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 982
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: fall in love, danger, love and romance, woman in danger, crimes, lovers on the run, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rescue, gangsters, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 196
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, track down, disorder, love and romance, impersonation, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 90
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 ⇓
44%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, courtroom, family problems, legal, courtroom drama, police corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, danger, couples, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.4
 727
Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal action, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, murder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, small town, deadly, family relations, gangsters, profanity, graphic violence, hopes, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, athlete and trainer, gangsters, danger, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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39%
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 193
Aurora (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Aurora is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States–based television network Telemundo. Telemundo aired this serial from November 1, 2010 to May 20, 2011. As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcasts English ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, couples, family relations, rivalry, crimes, society, sleeping, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 493
American Visa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Bolivia, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, couples, estrangement, starting over, immigrants, romance, love and romance, society, politics, crimes, visa, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 12
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, gangster, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Crazy on the Outside (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light
Plot: starting over, going straight, love and romance, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family life, fall in love, warden, parole officer, husband wife relationship, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 1K
No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: bar fight, strip club, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, human nature, prison life, friendship, family life, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 732
Gorbaciof (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marino Pacileo has a soft spot for gambling. When he discovers that Lila's father, the young Chinese girl that he is in love with cannot pay a debt, the gambler steals money from the jail he is in to help the love of his life.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, gambling, fall in love, downfall, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Good Day for It (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, reunion, homecoming, forced into action, gang, small town, parents and children, save the day, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
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Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, chases and races, starting over, daring rescue, hopes, woman in danger, forced into action, heroes, crimes, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%