Movies like Three 2002

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Three (2002)
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Three (2002)
Original name: Après la vie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's already precarious ties to Agnes are strained further when he meets and falls for her fellow schoolteacher friend Cecile. With Pascal focused on Bruno and Cecile, Agnes is forced to find a fix on her own.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, downfall, crimes, addiction, life is a bitch, fugitives, vengeance, on the run, drug abuse, destructive relationship, manhunt, prison, terrorism, law enforcement, prison escape, revenge, terrorist, junkie, drug addict, police officer, police ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, murder, drug dealing, deadly, addiction and drug abuse mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Three: One (2002), Cement (2000), Iowa (2005), One Night (2012), So Long, Stooge (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, on the run, police investigation, crimes, terrorism, confined, manhunt, imprisonment, crime boss, hostage, radical ...
Time: contemporary
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, police investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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52%
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Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug dealing, warden, misfit, society, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, tragic love, small town, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
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48%
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, moral dilemma, introspection, dishonesty, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, couples, police investigation, murder witness, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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46%
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So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, drug dealing, revenge, motorcycle, addiction, vigilantism, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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44%
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, stoners, rivalry, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, insomnia, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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40%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, society, downfall, going straight, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 5K
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, tragic hero, moral dilemma, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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37%
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 2K
Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, violence spree, downfall, life is a bitch, fish out of water, prison, misfit, law enforcement, confined, crimes, haunted by the past, corrupt officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 422
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, law enforcement, crimes, obsession, physical appearance, childhood trauma, obese, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, light, captivating ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, cliche ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
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35%
The Law of the Weakest (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet desperation. All unemployed, either because they can't ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, friendship, couple relations, factory, down on your luck, life is a bitch, working class, ex convict, hostage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, pimp, heroin addict, crimes, police investigation, police corruption, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Orphans and Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The needy and traumatized Theresa, who was raped when she was fourteen year-old, meets the handsome John on the street after an accident during a performance on the stage of her friend Kim asking for a low-budget hotel. She offers a ride to a nearby ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mysterious character, friendship, obsession, haunted by the past, love affair, life is a bitch, romance, crimes, youth, mentally unstable, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime gone awry, society, drug dealing, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, life is a bitch, downfall, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: captivating, psychological, semi serious, tense, serious ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, crimes, addiction, social decay, drug dealing, city life, vengeance, drug abuse, on the run, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 744
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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30%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, estrangement, social misfits, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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30%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, investigation, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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30%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.5
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.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, couples, crimes, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, arms dealer, emotional manipulation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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29%
 7.3
 23K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: mafia, snitch, crimes, farm, friendship, vengeance, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, murder, notoriety, tragic event, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
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29%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, swat team, childbirth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 5K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, cons and scams, destructive relationship, moral dilemma, couple relations, heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, violence spree, confined, haunted by the past, gang, murder, crimes, tough heroes, criminal heroes, heroes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, betrayal, murder, kidnapping, vengeance, mind game, police investigation, haunted by the past, criminal's revenge, undercover, life is a bitch, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 652
One Way Out (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Harry Woltz is a homicide cop with a gambling problem; a problem that leaves him owing a great deal of money to the Russell brothers. To clear the debt they ask him to train John Farrow to murder his wife, Evans, without leaving the usual clues or ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, addiction, murder, gambling, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gambling debt, sex, siblings relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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27%