Movies like Brooklyn Rules

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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
 6.3
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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, touching, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, friendship, brooklyn new york city, crimes, friends, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, danger, city life, rivalry, partners, love and romance, fall in love, urban, buddies, sexual content, profanity, bittersweet, sex, dog, dancing, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Brooklyn Rules

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, friendship, friends, murder and buddies mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Rules: West 32nd (2007), The Ministers (2009), That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), Mobsters (1991), Federal Hill (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, rivalry, danger, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, youth, juvenile delinquent, parents and children, teenage life, friends, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.3
 425
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, society, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, best friends, gang, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 97K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 2.8
 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Bad Turn Worse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: heist, small town, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, danger, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, betrayal, farm, rivalry, jealousy ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.6
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, couples, urban ghetto, family relations, bait, friends, social misfits, lifestyle, misfit, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 281
Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, crimes, city life, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.3
 898
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, woman in danger, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, rescue, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 84
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, drug addict, teenager, religion, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, buddies, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, heist, infidelity, family problems, buddies, crime, downfall, crimes, haunted by the past, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise to the top, ambition, gang war, buddies, life is a bitch, youth, adulthood, rivalry, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 514
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, love and romance, crimes, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.6
 155
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, rivalry, friendship, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, murder, friendship, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, tragic love, life is a bitch, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, siblings relations, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 110
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, danger, crime, hitman, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, teenager, basketball, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, on the run, criminal's revenge, love and romance, romance, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 6K
Highway (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from ...
Style: road movie, serious, rough, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, on the road, destiny, gangsters, young heroes, crimes, crime, love and romance, buddies, self discovery, road trip, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: las vegas, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: arms dealing, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, gangsters, crime, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, misfit, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, society, city life, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 581
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, twentysomething life, best friends, urban, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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