Movies like Ajami

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Ajami (2009)
 7.3
 6K
Ajami (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ajami is an area of Tel Aviv in Israel where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians live together in a tense atmosphere. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl: Hadir. Malek, an illegal Palestinian worker, tries to collect enough money to pay for his mother's operation. Dando, an Israeli cop, does his utmost to find his missing brother who may have been killed by Palestinians.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, emotional, bleak, tense, gloomy, captivating, realistic, non-linear
Plot: forbidden love, crimes, vengeance, missing person, realism, family problems, police brutality, family in danger, society, life turned upside down, rivalry, family feud, family values, urban ghetto life, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, religion, prejudice, life is a bitch, love and romance, negotiation, coincidence, tragic hero, family disapproval, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine

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Most similar movies to Ajami

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, society, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto and friendship mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Ajami: Adulthood (2008), God's Pocket (2014), Northwest (2013), Sweet Sixteen (2002), Ill Manors (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 12K
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 11K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, working class, death, suspicion, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 4K
Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, friendship, family problems, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 13K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.1
 10K
Ill Manors (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, crimes, society, drug dealer, police raid, drug addict, rivalry, danger, low lives, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 713
Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: impossible love, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, forbidden love, interracial relations, family feud, family business, society, realism, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, confined, crimes, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, coming of age, crimes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, urban ghetto, friendship, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.3
 170
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unemployment, police detective, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, teenage life, power relations, youth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 208
As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, youth, vengeance, gang, teenager, violence, halloween, society, teenage life, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, rivalry, teenage life, social misfits, society, human nature, crime and punishment, crimes, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 28K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 485
Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, society, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, motorcycle gang, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, down on your luck, stoners, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 151K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, youth, drugs, racism, skinhead, police brutality, urban ghetto life, poverty, protest, friendship, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, youth, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, vengeance, society, gang, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 577
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, prison, hip hop, musician's life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, redemption, prison life, youth, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 86
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 ⇓
46%
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 6.8
 3K
Clubbed (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, drug dealing, drug dealer, nightclub, clubbing, beaten to death, crimes, society, bouncer, friendship, social decay, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, tense, psychological, 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 ⇓
40%
 6.8
 5K
Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, gang, drug dealing, corrupt law enforcer, kids in trouble, factory worker, urban ghetto life, small town, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, juvenile delinquency, racism, city life, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 2K
LUV (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Over the course of one day, a shy 13-year-old forms a bond with his troubled uncle.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, odd couple, orphan, danger, life is a bitch, manhood, boy, kids in trouble, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%