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
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crime, parents and children, hitman, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, going straight, vengeance, friendship, murder, working undercover, filmmaking, tough heroes, fall in love, law enforcement, love and romance, racist comment, ethnic hatred, ethnic slur, racial prejudice, racial slur
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind: Two Coyotes (2001), The Five (1995), Saints and Sinners (1994), Consignment (2007), New York Cop (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Coyotes
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: mexico
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The Five
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
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Time: 90s
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Saints and Sinners
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, drug dealing, going straight, friendship, love triangle, working undercover, crimes, best friends, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   79%
 
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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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System:   76%
    User:   83%
 
The Story of a Latino Godfather
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.2
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New York Cop
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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    User:   56%
 
 4.1
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Hot Boyz
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   58%
 
Boss of Bosses
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
Hell's Kitchen
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Country: USA
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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, gloomy, realistic, rough
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
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Detour
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
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Flipping
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, hitman, friendship, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, prostitute ...
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    User:   64%
 
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Shakti
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Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, chase, drug dealing, on the run, vengeance, mistaken identity, chases and races, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   52%
 
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Mob War
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: serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, urban, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, fighting crime, going straight, journalism, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
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Men with Guns
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Caught Up
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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 3.9
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Ice
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A married couple of cat burglars scheme to rob a set of stolen diamonds from the local mafia only to be hampered by persistent police detectives, another scam artist, and a rival mob group.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, master criminal, unlikely criminals, jewel thief, crime gone awry, lovers on the run, heist, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Vice Girls
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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, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
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Time: 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
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Corrupt
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, crime, drug dealing, going straight, inner city, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
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Dillinger and Capone
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
The Professor
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
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System:   40%
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