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List of the best movies like Bandit Queen (1995): Rakht Charitra, Black Friday, American Me, Cleveland Abduction, Wyatt Earp, Daddy, Titli, David, Cass, Provoked: A True Story.

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Political, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Inspired from real life, this fiery crime thriller depicts the phenomenal rise to power of Paritala Ravi from Andhra Pradesh, a powerful killer. When a man's father and elder brother are murdered in cold blood due to the fatal mixture of caste, crime, jealousy and dirty politics, a fearless young man who has been kept away from his family's violent lifestyle, is left with no choice but to get into the fray. He hides in the forest and begins clinically exacting revenge upon those responsible for the death of his family members. Will he be successful in his mission? How will his future unfold?

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryIndia
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Investigation, Political
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleSerious

Bombs tear through Bombay, wreaking havoc and polarising the citizens. With perpetrators at large, the state launches a massive drive to unmask the truth behind these events.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, Russia, Los Angeles
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Light, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

During his 18 years in Folsom Prison, street-gang leader Santana rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Abduction, Cars, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive, Serious

A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, western, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:32
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Sheriffs
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Skirmishes, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in the 90's.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Poor
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceIndia
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

This is the gritty and sensational true story of Arun Gulab Gawli, a mill worker’s son who grew up in Mumbai’s impoverished Dagdi Chawl, to become an infamous don, politician and chief rival of the most powerful crime boss of the day, Dawood Ibrahim. Daddy realistically charts Mumbai’s true crime history from the 1970s and 1980s until 2012, when Gawli was finally sentenced to life imprisonment.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotFight, Money, Weapon, Birthday, Divorce
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious

A young man in Delhi tries to break free from his controlling brothers.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceVillage, England, India, London, Asia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends, Losers, Football hooligans
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Adoption, Uprising
PlaceEngland, London
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious

The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, India
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with other women. he also subjected her to spousal rape. After ten years and having two children with him, out of fear, she sets him on fire.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:34
CharactersCriminals, Street children, Babies, Poor
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceAfrica
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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 stolen. He decides that it his responsibility to take care of the baby and in the process learns that maybe the gangster life isn’t the best way.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryMorocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Street children, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceSea, Islands, Africa
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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 revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor - when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib's gang. Matters are getting serious.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, India, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A story based on real-life human-rights and criminal lawyer, Shahid Azmi, who was slain while defending the wrongly accused by the law in terrorist activities.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryItaly, France
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Boston, 1920. Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are charged and unfairly tried for murder on the basis of their anarchic political convictions.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:51
CharactersCaptives
PlotOn real events, Survival, Abduction, Loneliness, Mental disorders
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, Germany
Duration01:52
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleHeavy, Intellectual, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poor
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryNorway
Duration01:27
CharactersThieves
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Money, Hostage
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

In the morning of April 5, 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the perspective of the police, the robbers, the central cash service personnel, and ordinary people

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersMonsters, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Death, Supernatural, Political, Uprising
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceJapan, The White House, Asia
TimeWorld War II, World War I
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersGay
PlotRevenge
PlaceEngland, London
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code... In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers
PlotRevenge, Wedding, Obsession, Political, Jealousy
PlaceVillage, India, Asia
StyleSerious

Half-caste bandit Omkara Shukla abducts his lady love, Dolly Mishra, from her family. Thanks to his cleverness, he gets away with the kidnapping. A conspiracy, however, forms against him when he denies his right-hand man, Langda Tyagi, a promotion. Ultimately, this plot threatens not only his relationship with Dolly, but their lives and those of their associates as well.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Human trafficking
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, Israel, United Kingdom
Duration02:04
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceIsrael
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
PlotOn real events, Money, Success, Stock Exchange
PlaceIndia
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Inspired by events from the late '80s and the early '90s that shook the country's financial fabric, The Big Bull tells the story of the biggest hustle in the stock market.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, western, crime, biography, history
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, False accusations
PlaceAustralia
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Serious

After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersBikers, Heroes, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes
PlaceAfrica
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersStudents
PlotOn real events, Double life
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Based on a true story. Philip Markoff, a charismatic and popular med student at Boston University, leads a double life as a brutal and cruel sexual deviant who abuses prostitutes he finds via Craigslist.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Thailand
Duration02:12
CharactersMilitary, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Political, Elections
PlaceAsia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.





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