Low lives movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant low lives movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, psychological and rough films and TV shows about / with low lives, crimes, murder, society, life is a bitch, violence, gun, storytelling, gangsters and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as low lives: Capernaum (2018), Before I Disappear (2014), Taxi Driver (1976), Bunraku (2010), Assassins Tale (2013), The Nine (2006), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989), Gods of the Plague (1970), Smithereens (1982), Laws of Gravity (1992).

List of low lives movies

 8.4
 90K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, neglected child, refugee, child labor, child protagonist, life is a bitch, low lives, starving child ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film 'Curfew'. At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Style: depressing, emotional, melancholic, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide attempt, depression, self discovery, life, coming of age, mental illness, loneliness, direction and purpose, regret, low lives, relationships, dysfunctional family ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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 8.2
 829K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, neo noir, bleak, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: loner, character study, vigilante, alienation, violence, vigilantism, loneliness, psychology, lone wolves, obsession, social decay, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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 6.1
 20K
Bunraku (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, revenge, obstacle, partners, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt cop, violence, father daughter relationship, medieval, kung fu, warrior ...
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 4.1
 921
Assassins Tale (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, destiny, murder, medieval, violence, assassin, woman with a gun, loyalty, bandit, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 1K
The Nine (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Nine people are caught in a bank robbery gone wrong and endure a 52-hour hostage standoff that will leave more than one person dead. They will be forever affected and intertwined because of it.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: haunted by the past, robbery, heist, group of strangers, hostage situation, thief, bank, crimes, hostage, life turned upside down, death, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent, sex crime, drug dealing, kidnapping, child rape, prostitution, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, revenge, rape and revenge, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Gods of the Plague (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
Style: art house, realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: released from prison, betrayal, prostitute, lack of money, dying young, girlfriend, bank robbery, nightclub, nightclub owner, disorder, low lives, social misfits ...
Time: 60s
Place: munich germany
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 6.7
 2K
Smithereens (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.
Style: sexy, indie film, feminist film, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: punk rock, feminist, punk, price of fame, visceral, women, alienation, rock, woman, rock and roll, street kid, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, city life, chaos and mayhem, urban ghetto life, murder, down on your luck, urban ghetto, low lives, arms dealing, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join.
Style: art house, psychedelic, political, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: hitman, fall in love, sex, prostitute, gangsters, beaten up, dying young, syndicate, pimp, nihilism, killer, serial killer ...
Time: 60s
Place: munich germany
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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, neurotic, sexy ...
Plot: poet, alcoholic, addiction, ex husband ex wife relationship, arrest, teenage life, drug abuse, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach, masochism, mental disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.6
 34K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: old west, mental illness, suicide, human nature, twists and turns, depression, native american, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, cross country, lifesaver ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, usa, nebraska
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Staten Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, mob boss, environmentalism, heist, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, feminist, women, woman, feminism, art ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east
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 7.4
 3K
Pickpocket (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a hooker he is forced to think about his future. Can he ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, biting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pickpocket, coming of age, alienation, chinese, low lives, estrangement, love and romance, unfulfillment, crimes, criminal heroes, introspection, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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 7.4
 2K
Taxi Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, so Ivan tracks him down and a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, taxi driver, cold war, taxi, jazz singer, low lives, friends, musical tour, unlikely partners, opposites attract, social misfits, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ussr, russia
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Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, military, teacher, unemployment, underdog, self discovery, soldier, instructor, unlikely friendships, honest, justice, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, brooklyn new york city, detroit
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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sexy, feminist film, stylized ...
Plot: art, lesbian, artist, feminist, women, writers, lgbt, feminism, gay, painter, obsession, art history ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 22K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: road movie, neo noir, cynical, political, dark ...
Plot: terrorist, jungle, truck, expedition, oil, existentialism, guilty pleasure, downbeat ending, working class, auto mechanic, road trip, mining ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, jerusalem, south america ...
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 6.1
 126K
Twins (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: road trip, twins, adventure, fish out of water, partners, family relations, on the road, brothers, culture clash, brother brother relationship, buddy, long lost brother ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles, austin texas, texas, arizona ...
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 7.1
 8K
Top Cat (1961)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Top Cat is a Hanna-Barbera prime time animated television series which ran from November 26, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network. Reruns are played on Cartoon Network's classic animation network Boomerang.
Style: not serious, humorous, retro
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: talking animals, cat, friends, disorder, dishonesty, city life, cartoon cat, police, surrealism, police officer, animals, troublemaker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 11K
Ill Manors (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
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: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, society, hip hop, police raid, drug addict, rivalry, racism, ghetto, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, depressing ...
Plot: military, ego clash, military life, culture clash, hopes, ambition, soldier, society, nothing goes right, disorder, hypocrisy, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: eastern europe, balkan, kosovo, europe, former yugoslavia
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Keeping Up Appearances (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and determined attempts to impress in middle class ...
Style: sitcom, funny, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: snob, englishwoman, young heroes, women, satire, family relations, upscale, society, ambition, lifestyle, blind ambition, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 51K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, redemption, prostitute, casino, crimes, secret, father figure, motel, mentor protege relationship, dark past, kindness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, las vegas, nevada, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.6
 191K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anger, alienation, rage, midlife crisis, urban decay, vigilante, losing-it hero, violence, obsession, insanity, crimes, racism ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.3
 838K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, death row, convict, magic realism, false accusation, supernatural, electric chair, death sentence, life philosophy, justice, execution, healing power ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1935, 90s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 8.2
 855K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, witty, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crimes, sarcasm, criminal heroes, gangsters, caper, cons and scams, graphic violence, master criminal, crime gone awry, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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