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, friendship, hitman, murder, crimes, conspiracy, graphic violence, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, vengeance, working undercover, sexual content, law enforcement, filmmaking, dishonesty, going straight, criminal heroes, tough heroes, racial prejudice, racial slur, ethnic slur, ethnic hatred, profanity, 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 crimes, rivalry, gangsters, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind: Two Coyotes (2001), Consignment (2007), New York Cop (1993), Saints and Sinners (1994), Mob War (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement, going straight, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
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95%
 6.0
 99
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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89%
 4.1
 225
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, friendship, martial arts, working undercover, vengeance, graphic violence, fighting crime, gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong violent content, friends, couples, love triangle, friendship, drug abuse, working undercover, betrayal, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 2.7
 149
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: serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, society, journalism, crimes, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, rivalry, going straight, criminal heroes, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.3
 259
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, one last chance, hitman, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: graphic violence, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, hitman, murder, vengeance, dead man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.8
 627
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, graphic violence, police officer, murder, drug dealer, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 744
El padrino (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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 263
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: realistic, erotic, serious, sexy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, on the run, working undercover, sexual abuse, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 798
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, graphic violence, false accusation, police corruption, strong sexual content, drug abuse, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 130
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, mafia, drugs, hitman, deadly, danger
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
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59%
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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, partners, hip hop, drug dealing, investigation, vengeance, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, hotshot hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, dangerous attraction, love triangle, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, dishonesty, gang, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 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, realistic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, gang, murder, disorder, tough heroes, track down, rivalry, crime gone awry, going straight, fighting the system, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 710
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, strong violent content, legal, legal investigation, partners, unlikely partners, redemption, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 246
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, violence, gunfight, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.1
 1K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, against the odds, vengeance, vigilantism, gambling, rivalry, crimes, violence, terror, fight, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 9K
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: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 195
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, gambling, police, hip hop, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, false accusation, fall in love, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 319
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: farm, on the run, mob boss, warehouse, disorder, frame up, vengeance, cons and scams, crime gone awry, gang, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 238
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: sexual harassment, serial killer, police detective, murder, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, police, revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.6
 11
Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, family business, crimes, murder, money, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%