Movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind

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A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
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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 relationship is strained when he discovers her true goal is to expose Parente's criminal activities. When Al sees the evidence Gabriela has uncovered, which implicates Parente in the death of many locals (including Al's own father), he seeks revenge in a dangerous confrontation with his boss.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, vengeance, friendship, hitman, parents and children, crime, love and romance, fall in love, working undercover, murder, dishonesty, filmmaking, law enforcement, criminal heroes, going straight, tough heroes, ethnic slur, racial slur, racial prejudice, ethnic hatred, racist comment
Time: 90s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to A Brooklyn State of Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind: Two Coyotes (2001), Saints and Sinners (1994), Vice Girls (1997), New York Cop (1993), Consignment (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 50
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, addiction, working undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Saints and Sinners (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After many years Pooch returns to his neighbourhood. To Big Boy, his best friend, Pooch is valuable asset in his plans of becoming local crime lord. To Pooch, this reunion is painful because he is, actually, undercover cop sent to bring Big Boy down.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, friends, drugs/alcohol, love triangle, crime, crimes, love and romance, working undercover, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 3.1
 210
Vice Girls (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three sexy cops will have to go undercover to catch a ruthless pornographer who is murdering young runaway girls.
Style: sexual, rough, serious, erotic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crime, investigation, tough heroes, undercover, on the run, hidden identity, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.1
 176
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, friendship, rivalry, partners, law enforcement, gory, fighting crime, undercover, gang, friends, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.0
 91
Consignment (2007)
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, partners, friends, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, working undercover, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, redemption, investigation, police investigation, friendship, reluctant partners, battles, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 859
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, crimes, crime, gambling, against the odds, vigilantism, rivalry, vengeance, fight, loner, sailor ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 963
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, murder, police corruption, false accusation, life is a bitch, crime, social decay, police investigation, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 723
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: tough heroes, deadly, rivalry, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, gangsters, murder, hitman, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 204
Probable Cause (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A series of cop murders plagues the city. The remaining officers on the force are increasingly worried as the deaths increase with no leads. As the department's finest must solve the case before the killer strikes again.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, sexual harassment, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, police detective, sleepwalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
53%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, murder, society, urban, introspection, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance, racism, crime gone awry, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: 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 ⇓
53%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: mystery, crime, crimes, hitman, danger, criminal heroes, special agents, deadly, law enforcement, murder, psychopath, fbi agent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.4
 211
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, police corruption, disorder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, aging, crimes, elderly, gangsters, criminal heroes, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, one last chance, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 280
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: farm, on the run, warehouse, mob boss, crime, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, gang, frame up, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 2K
The Five (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, murder, gangsters, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, disorder, heist, going straight, track down, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 180
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, crime, working undercover, crimes, criminal's revenge, friendship, blood, male female relationship, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
48%
 4.5
 157
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, drug dealing, gambling, police, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, fall in love, false accusation, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Conflict of Interest (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gideon rules the down and dirty side of town. From the docks where he runs an export business in stolen cars, to the heavy metal club where he can turn a little extra cash on hot women and cool drugs. Everyone loves Gideon, especially his posse of ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: heavy metal, rivalry, frame up, crimes, crime, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, heist, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 318
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, undercover, prison, betrayal, criminal heroes, partners against crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal's revenge, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.8
 122
Mob War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the New York City police disrupt a big cocaine deal, the TV news reporters find John Falcone, a local mobster, nearby. They ask some tough questions, and Falcone decides he needs a public relations man to help burnish his image. He hires Todd ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, master criminal, fighting crime, going straight, crime, crimes, couple relations, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime gone awry, rivalry, gang, hitman, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, danger, kids in trouble, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: gangsters, partners against crime, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, cons and scams, black market, police detective, police investigation, collision, gang, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 225
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets out of hand, ends with a bloodbath and they are left with a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, farm, crime, vengeance, sexual abuse, on the run, partners, deadly, law enforcement, stoners, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crimes, fish out of water, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, disorder, culture clash, tough heroes, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%