Netflix movies and series: Gritty

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235 movies and series in the gritty category


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
Blow
3.92
Cocaine smuggler George rises from poverty to become one of the biggest drug dealers in America before his eventual downfall.
14 March 2017 | Movie | 2001 | 123 minutes | Watch trailer
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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
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
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