Netflix movies and series: Gritty

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226 movies and series in the gritty category


Vinnie Jones' Toughest Cops USA
Actor and former pro footballer Vinnie Jones takes a hard-hitting look at intrepid police forces fighting crime in the world's most violent places.
12 January 2017 | Show | 2008
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Udta Punjab
Drug abuse and the darker side of Punjab rear their heads in the intense, interwoven tales of a cop, a doctor, a migrant worker and a rock star.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 145 minutes
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Dog Eat Dog
A delusional ex-con rejoins his unhinged former partners for one last job: kidnap the baby of a mobster's enemy for ransom.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Code of Honor
When a ex-special ops commander goes on a vigilante killing spree after his wife and son's deaths in a shooting, he's pursued by a former protégé.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 106 minutes
Autohead
A production crew that thinks it's making a documentary about a humble Mumbai rickshaw driver unmasks a horrifying truth about their film's subject.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Frontline Fighting: Battling ISIS
Cameras follow three Brits -- a former IT worker, an ex-currency trader and a soldier turned activist -- who've signed up to fight ISIS in Syria.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 47 minutes
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Lockup: Women Behind Bars
This collection focuses on women's prisons in America and the unique challenges female inmates face while serving time for crimes big and small.
29 December 2016 | Show | 2013
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Requiem for a Dream
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A widow's growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her junkie son and his girlfriend and friend.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2000 | 101 minutes
Hard Candy
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Suspecting that the older man she's been chatting with online is a pedophile, 14-year-old Haley plans to meet him in person and teach him a lesson.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2005 | 99 minutes | Watch trailer
Back in the Day
Starting in 1980s Brooklyn, a good-hearted young boxer fights against the odds to become a middleweight champion with the help of the local mob.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 121 minutes
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7:19
After a devastating earthquake hits Mexico City, trapped survivors from all walks of life wait to be rescued while trying desperately to stay alive.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Head On
This edgy drama follows 19-year-old Ari, a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey.
22 December 2016 | Movie | 1998 | 104 minutes
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Call Me Francis
On his path to becoming Pope Francis, Father Jorge Bergoglio pursues his religious vocation in a country ravaged by a brutal military dictatorship.
15 December 2016 | Show | 2016
Fauda
A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
15 December 2016 | Show | 2015
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When Elephants Fight
This penetrating documentary takes a look at injustices in Congo, a country rich in copper and other minerals but whose citizens rarely prosper.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 80 minutes
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Cannabis
When a huge marijuana shipment falls prey to thieves, the aftermath touches players from all ranks of the drug trade between Morocco and Europe.
15 December 2016 | Show | 2016
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Burn
Meet the firefighters of Detroit, who battle the nation's highest arson rate in a bid to save their once-thriving city from virtual collapse.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 85 minutes
Hip-Hop Evolution
Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.
8 December 2016 | Show | 2016
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White Girl
A college girl romping through New York City in search of cocaine and other highs finds something real to grasp, only to see it potentially slip away.
8 December 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 90 minutes
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Interrogation
In this fact-based drama, politically motivated cops in Andhra Pradesh set out to frame four Tamil laborers for a crime, torturing them to no avail.
8 December 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 115 minutes
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Four Seasons in Havana
As Havana slowly revolves through the year, wistful detective Mario Conde probes the sultry heart of the city to investigate dark and deadly crimes.
8 December 2016 | Show | 2016
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Too Late
Looking for a woman from his past, a hard-drinking private eye slips into an odyssey across a seedy Southern California he knows all too well.
1 December 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 107 minutes
The Irish Mob
This documentary crime series charts the rise of the Irish Mob in America, from urban immigrant poverty to political power and wealth.
1 December 2016 | Show | 2008
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Black Snake Moan
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Lazarus finds Rae beaten and near death, and acts as a father figure to help redeem her. But before saving anyone, Lazarus must face his own demons.
1 December 2016 | Movie | 2007 | 115 minutes
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Gandu
After Nihilistic rapper Gandu steals from his mother's lover, he embarks on a drug-fueled rampage with a rickshaw puller in this abstract film.
25 November 2016 | Movie | 2011 | 85 minutes
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Mumbai Cha Raja
This coming-of-age tale follows Rahul, a young boy growing up in a Mumbai slum whose alcoholic father abuses him and his mother.
21 November 2016 | Movie | 2012 | 76 minutes
He Got Game
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A convict father is promised early parole if he can persuade his son to play for the governor's alma mater in director Spike Lee's drama.
21 November 2016 | Movie | 1998 | 136 minutes | Watch trailer
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Divines
A shrewd teenager and her wisecracking best friend plan to get rich or die trying by following in the footsteps of a flashy female drug dealer.
21 November 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 107 minutes
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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
13 November 2016 | Show | 2016
The Recruit
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A CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
8 November 2016 | Movie | 2003 | 114 minutes | Watch trailer
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