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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, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, gangster
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, society, crime, gang and going straight mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sous X: Five Thirteen (2013), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006), A Gang Story (2011), The World Made Straight (2015), Outlaw Country (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, family relations, parents and children, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, false accusation, release from prison, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, gang, redemption, law enforcement, crimes, society, youth, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
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48%
 7.0
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, gangsters, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
43%
 5.9
 221
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, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, going straight, crimes, gang, gangsters, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, partners, danger, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, chases and races, city life, vengeance, revenge, urban, crime ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
35%
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 763
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: serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, romance, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, grudge, couples, danger, fall in love, imprisonment, police, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, racism, fighting the system, going straight, protagonist as suspect, injustice, redemption, frame up, society, deadly, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 2K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 435
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, pubic hair, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 1K
Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, life is a bitch, parents and children, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, stylized, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Second Chance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: clergy, suburban life, fish out of water, rich and poor, buddies, crimes, gang, city life, friends, power relations, disorder, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Night Watchmen (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Times have changed a lot for Franck who is a night watchman. About a decade ago he was a specialized worker. Today he feels bored but would jump at any chance to prove his bravery and courage.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, dull life, disorder, unfulfillment, hopes, security guard, police, loneliness, car accident, money, necktie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, society, going straight, youth, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, crimes, gang, hopes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, fighting the system, parents and children, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, suffering, employee, middle aged man, revolt, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, teenage life, gang, crimes, going straight, misfit, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime, starting over, down on your luck, redemption, hopes, small town, criminal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, street kid, hopes, society, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, father, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 973
Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: 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 ⇓
26%
 5.6
 423
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: fall in love, working class, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, security guard, pursuit, gang, chase, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 717
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, going straight, gang, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 183
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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, life is a bitch, prostitute, urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, immigrants, criminal heroes, society, sexual content, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%