Movies like Brooklyn Rules

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Brooklyn Rules
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: buddies, friendship, urban, coming of age, crimes, partners, friends, gangsters, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, youth, coin toss, mutilation, kicked in the crotch, religion, dead dog, loyalty, ritual, fight, loss of friend, torture, corpse, shot to death, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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This Is England '86
Crime, Drama
UK
47 min.
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Goodfellas
Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, friends, friendship, buddies, crime, youth and urban mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Rules: Highway (2002), Federal Hill (1994), This Is England '86 (2010), Paid in Full (2002), That Was Then... This Is Now (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Highway
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 1990s
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Federal Hill
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, tense, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
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This Is England '86
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, realism, strong sexual content, teenage life, urban, life is a bitch, society, youth, friends, buddies, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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System:   89%
    User:   71%
 
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Paid in Full
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
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That Was Then... This Is Now
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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 ...
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, father son relationship, violence, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, relationships, male nudity, mentor, homecoming, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005
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    User:   94%
 
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Kojak: Ariana
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One of Kojak's old enemies uses Ariana, a young Greek girl, as bait to trap the legendary New York detective. Meanwhile, Kojak finds himself a brash young associate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, riddles and clues, who done it, city, criminal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   65%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: buddies, gang, crime, mentor, urban, juvenile delinquency, voodoo, destiny, catastrophe, downfall, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california
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System:   69%
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Revenge of the Green Dragons
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, urban, gangsters, crimes, immigrants, urban ghetto, siblings relations, murder, tragic love, social decay, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   66%
 
Turn of Faith
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: buddies, clergy, crime, betrayal, friendship, family business, crimes, dishonesty, partners, friends, strip club, baseball bat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
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Squeeze
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, realism, gas station, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, crime, social misfits, urban, drug dealing, going straight, innocence lost, friendship ...
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Awaydays
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Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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System:   60%
    User:   56%
 
Straight Out of Brooklyn
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, drug dealing, urban, going straight, interracial relations, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   70%
 
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The Drop
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gangster, violence, bar, murder, death, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
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System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
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Strays
Genre: 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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, urban, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Education of Charlie Banks
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, college, betrayal, friendship, coming of age, haunted by the past, youth, friends, witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, college life, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, campus, manhattan new york city
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System:   54%
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True Friends
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, school, drug dealing, going straight, bar, friendship, urban ghetto, rise and fall, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
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System:   52%
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Wall Street
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
Style: realistic, clever, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, betrayal, capitalism, greed, business, mentor, money, manipulation, hotshot hero, stock broker, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
Laws of Gravity
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, social misfits, arms dealing, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
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The Hillz
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: dark humor, serious, surreal, realistic
Plot: crime, friendship, social decay, suburbs, suburban life, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, youth, prostitute, friends, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   45%
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Consignment
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, urban, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Mobsters
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, friendship, mafia, revenge, prohibition, gang, hitman, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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System:   43%
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The Defiant Ones
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddies, fugitives, in the woods, reluctant partners, interracial relations, racism, chases and races, escape, partners, unlikely partners, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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A Bronx Tale
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, coming of age, friendship, mafia, organized crime, mentor, childhood, gangster, father son relationship, interracial romance, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 

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The Visitors
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Time: 70s
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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: dark humor, witty, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, hitman, gangsters, violence, redemption, mafia, revenge, friendship, gangster, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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System:   39%
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