Netflix movies and series: Gritty

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231 movies and series in the gritty category


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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Secuestro
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
Aram, Aram
Newly orphaned Aram leaves Beirut to live with his grandfather in Los Angeles, and overwhelmed by culture shock, he falls prey to an Armenian gang.
23 February 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 79 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
Brubaker
3.60
When warden Henry Brubaker goes undercover in a penitentiary, he sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes.
9 February 2017 | Movie | 1980 | 130 minutes
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May We Chat
A messaging app unites a mute prostitute, an unruly rich girl and a stormy young woman, three Hong Kong teens living in pain and excess.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 98 minutes
Haraamkhor
A young schoolgirl embarks on a dangerous affair with her manipulative teacher, while a goofy younger classmate pursues his puppy-love crush on her.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 92 minutes
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Magic Mike
3.15
Veteran male stripper Magic Mike introduces a new dancer known as the Kid to the pleasures -- and perils -- of their profession.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2012 | 110 minutes
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Mercury Plains
Running from his troubles in Texas, an aimless drifter takes up arms with a paramilitary group that says it's targeting Mexico's drug cartels.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 102 minutes
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Cardboard Boxer
Gentle and broken, a homeless man fights others on video for money but soon finds comfort in an unlikely friend and the lost diary of a young girl.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 88 minutes
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Berlin Calling
3.80
DJ Ickarus is at the top of his game, dazzling fans and touring the world -- until he gets locked in the loony bin after taking a few too many drugs.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2008 | 105 minutes
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We Are Young. We Are Strong.
In 1992, three radically different residents of Rostock, Germany, become entangled in a violent xenophobic riot that rocks the beleaguered city.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 123 minutes
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Last Knights
3.00
A nobleman who values his people's well-being over his emperor's edicts is killed. His knights vow revenge.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 114 minutes
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Frontier
In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson's Bay Company.
20 January 2017 | Show | 2016
The Impossible
3.87
Tracking one family's harrowing experiences, this gripping drama depicts the chaos generated by the massive 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2012 | 113 minutes | Watch trailer
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Camp X-Ray
3.24
Fresh Army recruit Amy Cole is assigned to Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray, where she forms a surprising bond with one of the prisoners in her charge.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 117 minutes
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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
3.95
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
3.50
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
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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