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, emotional, rough and stylized films and TV shows about / with going straight, crimes, hopes, redemption, runaway, storytelling, prison, violence, life is a bitch and mentor 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), Breakout Kings (2011), Les Misérables (1998), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005), Stretch (2014).

List of going straight movies

 6.9
 8K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, 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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, friendship, crimes, hopes, introspection, gangsters, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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 7.6
 38K
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, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: incest, juvenile delinquency, childhood, haunted by the past, going straight, rape, starting over, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, 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, realistic, serious
Plot: going straight, schizophrenia, hippie, mental illness, friendship, human nature, haunted by the past, paranoia, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, mental institution, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, germany, europe
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 6.8
 3K
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, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship, drug addiction, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.0
 49K
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 addiction, alcohol abuse, starting over, going straight, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Plot: heist, going straight, starting over, criminal heroes, hopes, nothing goes right, buddies, crimes, crime gone awry, friendship, prisoner, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.2
 16K
Breakout Kings (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: convict, expert, wanted, team, partners, manhunt, ex convict, crimes, going straight, law enforcement, chase, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, mayor, thief, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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, serious, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, family relations, gang war, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, power relations, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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 6.5
 31K
Stretch (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escapades, going straight, disorder, gambling debt, gangsters, revenge, lone hero, suicide, nightclub, sex scene, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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 3.7
 355
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: disorder, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, hitman, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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 4.5
 2K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parkour, teenage life, heroes, young heroes, youth, parents and children, crimes, hopes, survival, family relations, going straight, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 11K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, against the odds, heist, obsessive quest, dishonesty, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, 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, fall in love, paparazzi, going straight, crime boss, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, starting over, violence, vengeance, security guard, love and romance ...
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, longing, starting over, adoption, redemption, single parent, family relations, drug dealing, drug abuse, custody, life is a bitch, family problems ...
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, street kid, family relations, hopes, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, father, son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Chaperone (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, sentimental, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: going straight, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, on the run, family relations, hopes, parents and children, heroes, disorder, chase, redemption, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.7
 247
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: prostitute, prison, going straight, starting over, downfall, redemption, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely criminals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, brooklyn new york city ...
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 5.4
 942
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: serious, psychological, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: addiction, going straight, friendship, obsession, self discovery, dysfunctional family, love affair, alcohol abuse, manipulation, hopes, downfall, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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Straight from the Barrio (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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, semi autobiographical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latin, going straight, fall in love, hidden identity, moral dilemma, youth, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, disorder, swashbuckler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, disturbing ...
Plot: christianity, going straight, religious conversion, human spirit, fall in love, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, criminal, crime boss, faith ...
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: sexy, psychological, rough, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, nymphomaniac, redemption, musician, blues, captive, exploitation, nervous breakdown, abuse, sexual promiscuity, going straight, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa, mississippi
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, crimes, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: petty criminal, community service, working class, moral dilemma, going straight, crimes, fish out of water, one last chance, thief, society, buddies, business venture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland, england ...
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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, ghetto, gangsters, rap, going straight, music, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 5.9
 85K
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, family problems, job seeking, doctors and patients, buddies, hopes, therapist, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, prostitute, addiction, drug abuse, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, criminal, robbery, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, going straight, criminal heroes, best friends, crimes, partners, heist, cons and scams, disposing of a dead body, released from prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 7.4
 19K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: homeless, baby, black market, redemption, dysfunctional family, social decay, going straight, youth, petty criminal, family problems, regret, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
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