Netflix movies and series: Gritty

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220 movies and series in the gritty category


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
Ares
A futuristic France tries to keep its people from despair and rebellion over crippling poverty by engaging them with a violent TV competition show.
2 June 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 80 minutes
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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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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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Escape from New York
3.55
In the near future, criminal and war hero Snake must rescue the President from New York City -- which has been turned into a maximum-security prison.
4 April 2017 | Movie | 1981 | 99 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
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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Asian Connection
In Cambodia, two American robbers land in hot water when they inadvertently steal money from a mob boss, who demands more robberies as restitution.
17 March 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 91 minutes
Inside the Mob's Bloody Valentine
Johnny Fratto, son of Al Capone associate Louis Fratto, deconstructs the most famous mob murder in Chicago's history with help from local experts.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Barrio 13 parte 3
After moving to the big city, a young drug addict retreats further into his destructive lifestyle and many vices, embracing a new world of crime.
17 March 2017 | Movie | 2007 | 84 minutes
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A Heavy Heart
Long past his heyday, a still-virile boxer tries to reconnect with his daughter as he confronts the onset of a terminal, degenerative neural disorder.
14 March 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 109 minutes
Tiger
Aging boxer Ramón regains his vitality when he meets fierce young boxer Deborah, their unbridled passion causing him to forsake everyone around him.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Tong: Memories
A tough young man with a short temper and no patience for bullies gains a legendary reputation as the best street fighter in Busan.
2 March 2017 | Show | 2016
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Memento
3.88
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2000 | 113 minutes
Lockup: Maximum Security
Go inside some of America's toughest maximum security prisons, where razor wire fences, inmate tension and danger for staff is a way of life.
23 February 2017 | Show | 2007
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Boy Missing
When her son is kidnapped and later found traumatized, a lawyer takes justice into her own hands, causing events that spiral out of control.
23 February 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 105 minutes
Gomorrah
Mafia activity in Naples is at the center of this series, which focuses on internal struggles that follow after the head of a family is imprisoned.
16 February 2017 | Show | 2014
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Imperial Dreams
A young father returns home from jail eager to care for his son and become a writer, but crime, poverty and a flawed system threaten his plans.
9 February 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 86 minutes
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