Going straight movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant going straight movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, harsh, touching, melancholic and rough films and TV shows about / with going straight, hopes, crimes, redemption, friendship, life is a bitch, storytelling, violence, runaway 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 going straight: A Gang Story (2011), Boy A (2007), The White Sound (2001), Pure (2002), 28 Days (2000), Gettin' Square (2003), Les Misérables (1998), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005), My Name Is Earl (2005), The Grind (2009).

List of going straight movies

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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, going straight, incest, rape, childhood, starting over, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
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The White Sound (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lukas, a young schizophrenic man, has to deal with a new town, a new relationship, and the paranoia in his head.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, schizophrenia, hippie, mental illness, haunted by the past, friendship, human nature, sibling relationship, paranoia, brother sister relationship, mental institution, cologne ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, germany, europe
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, starting over, going straight, siblings relations, doctors and patients, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Gettin' Square (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, going straight, starting over, criminal heroes, friendship, crimes, nothing goes right, buddies, crime gone awry, hopes, prisoner, parole officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, parents and children, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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My Name Is Earl (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: When petty criminal Earl Hickey wins the lottery, he sets off on a quest to repair his questionable karma.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karma, white trash, going straight, buddies, goofy hero, redemption, ex couple relations, good deed, partners, slacker, small town, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, partners, criminal's revenge, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: RUN is a fast-paced, action/thriller, which centers on a street smart, 17-year-old named Daniel who practices Parkour and is both hero and thief.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parkour, heroes, young heroes, teenage life, youth, crimes, danger, parents and children, hopes, chases and races, going straight, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, obsessive quest, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, sonora ...
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London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: suspenseful, rough, melancholic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, paparazzi, violence, fall in love, vengeance, going straight, criminal heroes, dishonor among criminals, starting over, criminal's revenge, crime boss, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
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Weekend with My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: going straight, starting over, longing, reunion, redemption, adoption, rehabilitation, addiction, family problems, family relations, orphan, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, spain
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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: uplifting, touching, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, street kid, parents and children, family relations, society, hopes, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Chaperone (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con on the run from his criminal past, hides out from those he ratted on by chaperoning a field trip to New Orleans.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting
Plot: going straight, nothing goes right, on the run, crime gone awry, family relations, chase, disorder, parents and children, hopes, redemption, heroes, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, going straight, redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, downfall, looking for love, drug abuse, heist, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
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My Zinc Bed (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: addiction, going straight, obsession, self discovery, friendship, downfall, love affair, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, manipulation, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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Straight from the Hood (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latin, fall in love, going straight, hidden identity, moral dilemma, youth, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, disorder, swashbuckler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.
Style: christian film, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, christianity, fall in love, human spirit, haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, criminal, religious conversion, faith, chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, nervous breakdown, abuse, exploitation, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Angels' Share (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Style: feel good, sincere, semi serious, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: whiskey, petty criminal, community service, working class, business venture, going straight, moral dilemma, crimes, fish out of water, thief, one last chance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland, london ...
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rapper, gangsters, ghetto, going straight, music, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, musician's life, redemption, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Analyze That (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, gold, going straight, introspection, mob hit, buddies, doctors and patients, job seeking, family problems, hopes, therapist, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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Vedam (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Five people from varied strata of society – a slum dweller who works as a cable operator, a runaway prostitute, a desperate woman drowning in debt, a rising musician, and a grief-stricken Muslim man – end up together in the same hospital, at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: crime gone awry, going straight, crimes, dishonesty, gang, family relations, life is a bitch, change of heart, changing lives, frame up, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, france, canada, ontario canada, vancouver ...
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'R Xmas (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealer, christmas, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, interracial relations, friendship, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: new york, usa
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States of Grace (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, good samaritan, faith, mormon, missionary, going straight, human spirit, culture clash, life is a bitch, society, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: utah, italy, california, usa, venice ...
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, dog, second chance, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, animals, rescue, animal human communication ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
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