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, dog, dancing, party, religion, mafia, gambling, torture, male female relationship, university, robbery, loyalty, cafe, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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, friends, friendship, gangsters, buddies and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Rules: That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), Federal Hill (1994), Mobsters (1991), Mean Streets (1973), Turn of Faith (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: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, juvenile delinquent, family relations, friends, partners, buddies, crimes, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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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: serious, tense, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, college, siblings relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, city life, crime, crimes ...
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, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, organized crime, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: buddies, dishonesty, partners, family business, clergy, friends, betrayal, crime, friendship, crimes, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 131
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: rough, serious, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, who done it, police investigation, urban, city, murder, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, rough, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, destiny, gangsters, young heroes, crimes, love and romance, crime, buddies, self discovery, road trip, friendship, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, gangsters, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, immigrants, siblings relations, social decay, law enforcement, police investigation, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Gravesend (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 4 KIDS. 3 BODIES. 2 FIGHTS. 1 NIGHT. NO $#!*.
Style: semi serious, rough, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: friendship, youth, working class, juvenile delinquency, unsuccessful, friends, buddies, deadly, disorder, island, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, surreal, dark humor, realistic
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, social decay, society, lifestyle, friends, friendship, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, buddies, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, loss of friend, racial slur, african american, homecoming, juvenile delinquency, marijuana, urban ghetto life, street kid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, on the run, friendship, hitman, best friends, moral dilemma, crime, crimes, partners, buddies, refugees, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, punk, best friend, friendship, lesbian, homosexuality, love and romance, gays and lesbians, best friends, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 118K
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, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, friendship, racial slur, first love, african american, mob boss, generation gap, funeral, gambling, bus driver ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1960
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 106
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crimes, danger, rescue, deadly, drugs, gangster, mafia, hitman
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: cycling, murder, wall street, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, ambition, urban, society, investigation, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: heist, small town, murder, neo noir, coming of age, rivalry, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, love triangle, youth, danger ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, crimes, murder, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gangsters, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 870
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, writer's life, gangsters, love triangle, journalism, dishonesty, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, female detective, police
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 852
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: serious, rough, tense, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, crime, gangsters, lovers on the run, love and romance, danger, woman in danger, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, temperamental, right hand man, adulthood, rivalry, gang, friends, ambition, buddies, twentysomething life, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
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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, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: arms dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, social misfits, criminal heroes, gangsters, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crime, deadly, murder, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
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40%
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True Friends (1998)
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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Paid in Full (2002)
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 ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rapper, buddies, drug dealing, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol, friends, cocaine, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: hostage, veteran, vietnam veteran, revenge, rape, courtroom drama, homecoming, vengeance, legal, psychopath, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 280
Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, crime, hopes, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, optimism, realism, innocence lost, city life ...
Time: 90s
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37%
 4.1
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, fall in love, betrayal, prostitute, gambling, friendship, rivalry, crime gone awry, disorder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
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, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, college life, haunted by the past, youth, moral dilemma, buddies, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, roommate, student life, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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