Movies like A Second Chance 2014

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A Second Chance (2014)
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A Second Chance (2014)
Original name: En chance til
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple's infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.
Style: touching, tense, serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: babies and infants, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, social decay, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, injustice, society, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence, graphic violence, crimes, friends, buddies, disorder, unfulfillment, police, female director, kidnapping, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe

Most similar movies to A Second Chance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, society, life turned upside down, graphic violence, moral dilemma and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Second Chance: Fear Me Not (2008), Brothers (2004), The Major (2013), If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), Manslaughter (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama, courage, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
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100%
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The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, police station, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, disorder, change of heart, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, tv show, media satire, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, political corruption, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ambulance (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: "The Ambulance" is a psychological thriller based on three rules: 1. The entire film must take place in only one location; an ambulance. 2. The story must be in real time; an 80 minute ride. 3. There must be only four characters on the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, hostage, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, siblings relations, heist, hostages, adrenaline, money, dying man, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, missing person, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, dishonesty, chase, disorder, life turned upside down, state affairs, obsession, chases and races, political conspiracy, on the run, hit and run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wolf (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, kickboxing, crimes, moral dilemma, social decay, immigrants, society, ambition, danger, graphic violence, boxing, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, society, law enforcement, doctor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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38%
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, tragic hero, moral dilemma, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Whitewash (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brutality of winter and the power of the mind are aptly portrayed in this dark comedy set in Northern Quebec. Bruce (Thomas Haden Church) is merely trying to survive a harsh winter when he meets Jean. Conflict leads to an accidental death, and ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, down on your luck, on the run, wild ride, wilderness, in the woods, drugs/alcohol, forest, murder, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, friends, family problems, friendship, haunted by the past, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
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36%
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The Jammed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young Australian woman reluctantly agrees to help a Chinese mother search for her missing daughter and becomes involved in human trafficking and the sex slave trade.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: sex trafficking, missing person, crimes, deportation, manipulation, prostitute, immigrants, social decay, sexual abuse, gangsters, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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34%
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Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: police investigation, life turned upside down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, murder, pregnancy, mental illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium
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34%
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crimes, danger, society, law enforcement, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, pedophile, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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No Return (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, disorder, moral dilemma, hit and run, investigation, accident, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Innocence (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fall from the top to the absolute bottom can be very fast. A renowned physician, also a beloved father and husband, is accused of a serious felony. Innocence is hard to prove, especially when in desperation to try to save oneself, we sacrifice ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, rivalry, law enforcement, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, central europe
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33%
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Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, down on your luck, society, disorder, nightlife, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction, teenage life, disorder, danger, boy girl relationship, manipulation, profanity, youth, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, society, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, hit and run, hit by a car, manslaughter, immigrants, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, danger, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, society, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, simulated sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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31%