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, conspiracy, parents and children, crime, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, working undercover, murder, filmmaking, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, going straight, sexual content, tough heroes, profanity, ethnic slur, racial slur, racial prejudice, ethnic hatred ...
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 crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, murder, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind: Two Coyotes (2001), Saints and Sinners (1994), Consignment (2007), New York Cop (1993), Mob War (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, love and romance, master criminal, gang, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, best friends, strong violent content, friendship, reunion, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.0
 90
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, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.2
 194
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, undercover, friendship, police station, working undercover, vengeance, martial arts, friends, police detective, gory, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 2.8
 123
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: gangsters, rivalry, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, master criminal, crimes, journalism, going straight, deadly, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.4
 221
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, bank, heist, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 773
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, murder, profanity, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, hitman, one last chance, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, crimes, criminal heroes, fall in love, introspection, starting over, vigilantism, moral dilemma, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.8
 542
Mafia (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, and Robert Patrick headline this throwback action thriller set in 1975, and following a renegade cop who skirts the law in order to capture a ruthless crime boss.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, graphic violence, mafia, police officer, murder, profanity, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
 195
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.9
 183
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, police, friendship, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 774
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, friendship, gangsters, police investigation, gang, working undercover, vengeance, on the run, going straight, siblings relations, bollywood, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.1
 217
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: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, hidden identity, investigation, law enforcement, tough heroes, sexual abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 669
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, drug dealing, on the run, dishonesty, life is a bitch, fighting crime, crime, rivalry, gangsters, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
63%
 4.3
 1K
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, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, crimes, vengeance, partners, crime, murder, car chase, investigation, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, hotshot hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, investigation, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, on the run, gangsters, crimes, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, love and romance, rivalry, undercover, gang, dishonesty, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, rivalry, danger, life turned upside down, going straight, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
53%
 4.8
 638
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, unlikely partners, legal investigation, partners, strong violent content, redemption, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 919
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, rivalry, crime, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, gambling, crimes, violence, rage, loner ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, gang, tough heroes, disorder, chases and races, criminal's revenge, deadly, partners, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 215
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: sexual harassment, serial killer, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, murder, police detective, sleepwalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, battles, crime, crimes, police corruption, reluctant partners, redemption, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%