Movies and TV shows like The Fear 2012

If you like "The Fear" you are looking for rough, tense and serious movies or TV shows about / with haunted by the past, gangsters, crimes, gang, family relations, memory loss and life is a bitch themes of Crime and Thriller genre shot in UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Fear (2012)
 7.2
 1K
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, captivating, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, gangsters, crimes, gang, family relations, memory loss, life is a bitch, mental illness, elderly, gang war, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonor among criminals, organized crime, parents and children, aging, murder, gangster boss, crime, graphic violence, newcomer, dementia, death, female nudity, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

Movie in categories

rough movies
8233
gangsters movies
5865
crimes movies
14253
tense movies
11318
gang movies
3317

Most similar movies to The Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, murder, graphic violence and danger mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Fear: Forgotten (1999), The Man Inside (2012), Mother Goose (2015), Gomorrah (2014), Love/Hate (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 327
Forgotten (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Ben Turner is living an idyllic life in the sleepy English countryside. Happily married and father to a six-year-old daughter, things couldn't be better until a dark reminder from his past turns up in the morning mail.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, couple relations, couples, dull life, starting over, mysterious character, obsessive quest, crime, crimes, deadly, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.5
 3K
Mother Goose (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Sonja (Alexandra Rapaport) lives a rather carefree life with her beloved family. The husband Frederick's marijuana business providing family finances a silver lining. But life is shattered and Sonja forced to play a dangerous game with both ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, organized crime, female protagonist, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, deadly, escapades, scheming, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.7
 33K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, mob boss, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 6K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: organized crime, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, ex convict, rivalry, gang, gang war, addiction, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 2K
Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, mental illness, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, corruption, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, police detective, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, law enforcement, loss of son, crime, crimes, who to trust, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 586
I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, danger, trapped, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a beautiful day in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg idyllic city park, when suddenly the unthinkable happens - gunfire amidst all people. Two gangsters shooting game against each other and a large police operation starts. The conflict grows ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, crimes, vengeance, danger, gangsters, tough law enforcer, police detective, rivalry, law enforcement, police surveillance, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, mafia, rise to the top, drug dealing, power struggle, rivalry, life is a bitch, organized crime, vengeance, cocaine, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 4K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime boss, crime scene, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 852
The Runaway (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, on the run, gangsters, murder, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, gender, danger, society, betrayal, suffering ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, danger, mob boss, escapades, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family relations, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, death of husband, suburbs, drug lord, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 595
Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, partners, assassination plot, danger, strong female presence, crime, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.0
 1K
Pimp (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, gangsters, danger, crimes, prostitute, nothing goes right, disorder, drugs/alcohol, profanity, sexual content, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Paris Lockdown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, prison, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), right hand man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 3K
The Guvnors (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, gang, rivalry, ego clash, criminal's revenge, gangsters, youth, graphic violence, danger, violence, society, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 4K
Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.2
 2K
Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: rough, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, hidden identity, master criminal, drug dealing, couple relations, unlikely criminals, partners, unlikely partners, stash, criminal heroes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, criminal heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 2K
Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, courtroom, murder, legal, vicious, injustice, deadly, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
bleak movies
6283
england movies
3360
gloomy movies
4119
 5.3
 271
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crimes, parents and children, family relations, danger, mafia, murder, lawyer, father son relationship, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.4
 6K
Suskunlar (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Suskunlar, is a Turkish television drama series based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of Sleepers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, vengeance, buddies, friendship, rivalry, murder, danger, death, friends, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 2K
The Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Taxi driver, Vince McKee, finds his life taking an unexpected turn after he accepts an offer to drive for a criminal gang.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, crimes, organized crime, life turned upside down, family relations, driver, chase, graphic violence, crime, chases and races, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.3
 666
Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, danger, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, starting over, chase, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 890
Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, lawyers and clients, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 1K
Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, law enforcement, crime, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%