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Sous X (2015)
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to resume his activities ... It may be for Jean-Jacques the time to ask the right questions.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger, crime, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Sous X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, society, hopes, danger and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sous X: Five Thirteen (2013), 1 Day (2009), Outlaw Country (2012), Imperial Dreams (2014), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, parents and children, family relations, hopes, crimes, released from prison, brother brother relationship, false accusation, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
 4.4
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1 Day (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This searing British thriller follows Flash (Dylan Duffus), who's safeguarding his buddy Angel's (Yohance Watson) cash until his release from prison. Now Angel is out -- and Flash is 100 pounds short. He turns to a lowlife named Evil ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gang, disorder, urban ghetto, rivalry, society, on the run, race against time, gangsters, music, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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79%
 5.7
 706
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, street kid, family relations, society, parents and children, hopes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, going straight, crimes, law enforcement, society, youth, redemption, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
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Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: jail, estate, crimes, going straight, gang, gangsters, clergy, drug abuse, tragic event, brother brother relationship, rivalry, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 295
Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, crimes, vengeance, city life, life is a bitch, revenge, nightshift, reluctant partners, masturbation, male nudity ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: boot camp, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, rehabilitation, going straight, hopes, gang, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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B.U.S.T.E.D (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, strong violent content, friends, drug dealing, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, criminal's revenge, hopes, going straight, abduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 784
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: tense, serious, emotional, realistic, neo noir
Plot: kidnapper kidnapped relationship, vengeance, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, romance, life is a bitch, grudge, couples, fall in love, imprisonment, police, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: stylized, tense, serious, rough, witty ...
Plot: introspection, society, crimes, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, gangsters, down on your luck, criminal heroes, dark humor, misfit, countryside
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, injustice, redemption, frame up, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: civil war, starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, youth, hopes, coming of age, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, appalachia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, crimes, rivalry, society, ambition, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, vengeance, frame up ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, small town, drugs, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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Jump (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The lives of four twenty-somethings collide one fateful New Year's Eve in this twisty, blackly comic crime thriller set amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland, in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Johnny, a small-time ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, non-linear
Plot: new year, rivalry, on the run, vengeance, hopes, best friends, crimes, lifestyle, gangsters, suicide attempt, chase, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, family relations, under the surface, parents and children, crimes, life turned upside down, disorder, secret, confined, life is a bitch, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, parents and children, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, suffering, middle aged man, employee, revolt, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.9
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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: neo noir, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, emotionless, crimes, social decay, corpse, dealing with death, life is a bitch, insomnia, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, crimes, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, couple relations, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, paris france, usa, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 14K
Wild Bill (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gang, youth, drug dealer, working class, parole, starting over, kids in trouble, adulthood, redemption, social worker, selflessness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 185
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, bleak
Plot: starting over, survival, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, crimes, immigrants, gangsters, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, working undercover, marijuana, crimes, car chase, loss of partner, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Combination (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the maligned western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John gets out of gaol to discover his younger brother Charlie is caught up with drugs, hookers and crime. Charlie oscillates between the streets and school. Daily clashes between ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: racism, war on drugs, criminal heroes, gang, homecoming, fall in love, gangsters, starting over, crimes, society, drug dealing, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 13K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, vengeance, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 561
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, gangsters, graphic violence, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 2K
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, daring rescue, tough heroes, forced into action, hopes, woman in danger, heroes, crimes, wrestling, graphic violence, chance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 1K
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, violence spree, crimes, domestic disturbance, domestic violence, divorce, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface, rape, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, athlete and trainer, gangsters, parents and children, escape from reality, family problems, starting over, sport, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%