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The Narrows (2008)
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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 side of the East River. Based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country".
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, society, human nature, city life, coming of age, gangsters, college, youth, crime, urban, social misfits, criminal heroes, family in crisis, low lives, bandit, father son relationship, mob boss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films with plots about crimes, society, family relations, parents and children, crime, danger and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Narrows: After the Fall (2014), Outlaw Country (2012), Five Star (2014), Manslaughter (2012), The Gambler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, human nature, downfall, protecting from truth, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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88%
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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, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, society, crime, manhood, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, media satire, tv show, power of media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
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66%
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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
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65%
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Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, society, escapades, couple relations, family problems, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 454
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: going straight, heist, haunted by the past, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, criminal heroes, society, criminal's revenge, crimes, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Once Fallen (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, fall in love, estrangement, hopes, family life, gangsters, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 85
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, city life, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, teenager, religion, drug addict, family problems, political rally ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 686
Affluenza (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, human nature, society, social decay, teenager, coming of age, suburban life, suburbs, rich, international crisis, summer, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 251
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, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 405
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 266
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, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, danger, couples, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, family business, rivalry, family relations, ambition, unfulfillment, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, mysterious character, parents and children, crimes, mind game, love affair, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime family, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, social decay, vengeance, disability, crime, society, deadly, crimes, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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51%
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The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, smuggling, single parent, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, mexican american border, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 589
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, juvenile delinquency, misfit, drug dealing, social misfits, gangsters, arms dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 89
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
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Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, family in danger, moral dilemma, deadly, violence spree, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, society, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, escapades, mystery, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, medicine, multiple storylines, collision, danger, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
41%