Netflix movies and series: Gritty

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221 movies and series in the gritty category


Urban Hymn
An inspiring social worker tries to encourage a troubled teenager with a painful past to embrace her talent for singing.
17 August 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 114 minutes
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Max Manus: Man of War
3.70
During World War II, Max Manus -- who would become one of Norway's greatest war heroes -- joins the Resistance.
2 August 2017 | Movie | 2008 | 113 minutes
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Barrio de Cholos
In the slums of Tijuana, an ambitious young man struggles to break free from an oppressive life to head north of the border in pursuit of his dreams.
27 July 2017 | Movie | 2002 | 94 minutes
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City of Tiny Lights
In moody London, a burned-out sleuth sinks into a world of corruption and murderous romance when he tackles a mysterious case of a missing sex worker.
27 July 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 110 minutes
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Victor
In 1962 Brooklyn, a Puerto Rican teen who joins a gang is seduced by violence and heroin. But can his mother's love and faith in God save him?
27 July 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 109 minutes
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Sarkar
A powerful gangster disowns his son for murdering a movie star, prompting the latter to seek revenge.
3 July 2017 | Movie | 2005 | 117 minutes
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El Capo - El Amo del Tunel
After a daring escape from prison, a powerful Mexican drug lord becomes the target of police and criminals alike in this drama inspired by "El Chapo."
3 July 2017 | Show | 2016
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Reggie Yates Outside Man
Award-winning filmmaker Reggie Yates travels around the world tackling big issues such as gun violence, racism, gay rights and addiction.
3 July 2017 | Show | 2017
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Miami SWAT
In one of the toughest areas in America, Miami-Dade's Special Response Team uses deadly force to weed out dealers and gangsters on their home turf.
3 July 2017 | Show | 2009
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They Call Me Jeeg
An ex-con's world is transformed by his newfound superpowers. Criminals want him for his muscle, but a beautiful fan just wants him to do some good.
3 July 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 117 minutes
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Women Behind Bars
This reality series recounts true stories of women who have been convicted for murder, including an in-depth examination of each crime.
29 June 2017 | Show | 2010
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The Stanford Prison Experiment
Conducting a study on the psychology of incarceration, a Stanford professor assigns guard and prisoner roles to 24 male test subjects in a mock jail.
22 June 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 121 minutes
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Luck
A ruthless gambler recruits "lucky" people to participate in a high-stakes "Survivor"-type reality show ... in which the losers pay with their lives.
22 June 2017 | Movie | 2009 | 134 minutes
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Bad Guys
Reinstated to eradicate the worst crimes in the city, a detective requests the release of three convicts to enlist their help in catching the felons.
22 June 2017 | Show | 2014
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Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
When the king of Brittania dies, the dragon who shares his heart must find a new ruler, but the monarch's grandchildren go to war over the throne.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 97 minutes
Days of Grace
3.30
Set against the fervor of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup games, this drama presents three stories of violence and survival in Mexico City.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2011 | 121 minutes
War Machine
When a proud general is tasked with winning an unpopular war, he takes the challenge head-on, not knowing that hubris may be his own worst enemy.
2 June 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 122 minutes
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Southpaw
4.00
When tragedy strikes, former boxing star Billy "The Great" Hope is forced to start over. But does he still have what it takes to be a champion?
25 May 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 123 minutes
The Intent
After burgeoning criminal Gunz joins the increasingly violent TIC crew, the gang finds itself dealing with threats from all sides.
25 May 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 99 minutes
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Behzat Ç
An Ankara homicide detective with a dark personal life and a disdain for rules and political correctness solves murders and fights police corruption.
25 May 2017 | Show | 2010
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The Place Beyond the Pines
3.42
A violent confrontation between a motorcycle-riding bank robber and a rookie cop spirals into a tense generational feud.
18 May 2017 | Movie | 2012 | 140 minutes | Watch trailer
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Cold War 2
A police commissioner is caught in a trap when told to release the jailed son of a former rival or never see his kidnapped wife and daughter again.
18 May 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 109 minutes
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Small Crimes
After serving a six-year prison sentence, an ex-cop tries to rebuild his life in his hometown, but gets caught up in the fallout from his past.
3 May 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 95 minutes
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La Troca del Moño Negro
After a drug lord barely survives an attempted assassination by a rival, it's up to his son to prove himself and show the rival's gang who's boss.
20 April 2017 | Movie | 2009 | 98 minutes
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Cold Harbour
When a war breaks out between competing gangs of smugglers in Cape Town, South Africa, an honest cop is pressured to work for a powerful crime lord.
20 April 2017 | Movie | 2013 | 72 minutes
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The Seven Five
3.50
This riveting film examines the case of Mike Dowd, a corrupt Brooklyn cop who became dirtier than the drug dealers he was supposed to be policing.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 103 minutes
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Deuces
Assigned to go undercover to take down an impenetrable crime ring, a detective finds himself falling under the sway of its enigmatic leader.
4 April 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 87 minutes
Message from the King
On a relentless quest to avenge his sister's murder, a man from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles.
30 March 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 103 minutes
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Lockup: First Timers
This series highlights the culture shock of prison life from the perspective of the recently arrived, including teens, drug addicts and a former cop.
23 March 2017 | Show | 2015
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The Hollow Point
New straight-arrow sheriff Wallace finds he must join forces with brutal ex-lawman Leland to protect a troubled border town from a cartel hit man.
17 March 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 97 minutes
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