Movies like Brooklyn Rules

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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
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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: touching, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, youth, friends, partners, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, urban, buddies, coming of age, profanity, bittersweet, sexual content, sex, dog, dancing, fight, party, religion, mafia, gambling, torture, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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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, crime, murder, friendship, gangsters, friends and buddies mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Rules: That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), Turn of Faith (2002), Federal Hill (1994), Mobsters (1991), Highway (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, juvenile delinquent, crimes, partners, buddies, teenage life, love and romance, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, crimes, betrayal, family business, dishonesty, clergy, organized crime, partners, friends, crime, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, melancholic, complex ...
Plot: youth, friendship, gangsters, college, juvenile delinquency, urban, buddies, partners, social decay, working class, drug dealing, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
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77%
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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, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, rough, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, destiny, gangsters, crimes, young heroes, buddies, self discovery, love and romance, crime, road trip, friendship, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 93K
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: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, urban ghetto, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, rough, thought provoking, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, crimes, coming of age, violence, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 859
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, criminal heroes, woman in danger, rescue, lovers on the run, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Kojak: Ariana (1989)
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: realistic, rough, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, who done it, riddles and clues, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, urban, police, criminal, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 280
Gravesend (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: realistic, rough, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, unsuccessful, unlikely criminals, city life, nothing goes right, crime, deadly, crimes, disorder, friends, down on your luck, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, going straight, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, friendship, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gang, tragic love, police investigation, life is a bitch, siblings relations, crimes, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, love and romance, crime, crimes, couple relations, partners, wanted, chases and races, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 380
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, infidelity, heist, haunted by the past, downfall, buddies, family problems, crime, friends, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: serious, dark humor, realistic, surreal
Plot: drug dealing, prostitute, youth, coming of age, lifestyle, society, suburban life, friends, social decay, buddies, friendship, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, youth, punk, friendship, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, tomboy, character study, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, 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, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, racism, buddies, partners, interracial relations, in the woods, unlikely partners, friends, on the run, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.8
 122K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, mentor, friendship, african american, racial slur, first love, mob boss, generation gap, gangster, bus driver ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1960
Place: new york, usa, new york state, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, on the run, friendship, hitman, gangsters, crime, crimes, best friends, refugees, friends, neo noir, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: law enforcement, romancing a criminal, vengeance, murderous pair, chases and races, deadly, crime, crimes, urban, rivalry, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, mind bending ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, youth, couples, friendship, love and romance, crimes, seduction, murder, revenge, obsession, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1K
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, rape, revenge, veteran, hostage, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, partners, buddies, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, love and romance, gangsters, fall in love, unlikely criminals, writer's life, love triangle, dishonesty, journalism, neo-noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1994. Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: partners, law enforcement, buddies, crime, crimes, female detective, police
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cycling, murder, wall street, fish out of water, urban ghetto, city life, dangerous attraction, society, ambition, investigation, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, betrayal, love triangle, murder, gangsters, vengeance, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 108
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, gangsters, rescue, danger, crime, crimes, deadly, drugs, hitman, gangster, mafia
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: society, city life, urban ghetto, chaos and mayhem, arms dealing, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, low lives, urban, heist, murder, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, going straight, dishonesty, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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