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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, filmmaking, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, going straight, tough heroes, profanity, sexual content, 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 realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, law enforcement and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Brooklyn State of Mind: Two Coyotes (2001), Saints and Sinners (1994), Consignment (2007), Decisions (2011), Back in the Day (2005). 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, addiction, drug dealing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, drug abuse, law enforcement ...
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: couples, master criminal, dishonesty, criminal heroes, love and romance, gangsters, crimes, going straight, crime, love triangle, betrayal, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.9
 92
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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, starting over, police investigation, going straight, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.4
 216
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, disorder, deadly, police corruption, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime gone awry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, dishonesty, crime gone awry, vigilantism, crimes, fall in love, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.1
 213
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, sexual, erotic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, hidden identity, crimes, deadly, crime, sexual abuse, undercover, serial killer, tough heroes, working undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 729
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, murder, working undercover, vengeance, police investigation, gang, gangsters, going straight, on the run, siblings relations, false identity, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, prison life, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gang, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.2
 188
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, law enforcement, partners, police detective, martial arts, gang, undercover, rivalry, friendship, police station, vengeance, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, deadly, criminal heroes, one last chance, hitman, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 750
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, rivalry, murder, vengeance, profanity, crime, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 989
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, police investigation, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, murder, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, journalism, drug abuse, profanity, murder, fighting crime, going straight, gang, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.2
 859
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, criminal heroes, woman in danger, rescue, lovers on the run, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, friendship, gang, tough law enforcer, battles, redemption, investigation, police corruption, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 892
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, vigilantism, rivalry, crime, crimes, vengeance, gambling, against the odds, fight, violence, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.4
 162
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: drug dealing, gambling, police, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, false accusation, cons and scams, going straight, fall in love, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 660
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, false accusation, frame up, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, righting the wronged, witnessing a crime, gang, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, gang, gangsters, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, drug dealing, rivalry, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, vengeance, hitman, police investigation, tough heroes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 213
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: sexual harassment, serial killer, deadly, crime, crimes, rivalry, investigation, police detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, sleepwalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, love triangle, murder, gangsters, vengeance, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, deadly, murder, law enforcement, partners, hotshot hero, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 281
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: farm, on the run, warehouse, mob boss, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, frame up, gang, rivalry, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, investigation, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, deadly, fish out of water, disorder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, culture clash, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, europe, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
 320
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: injustice, undercover, drug dealing, heist, police investigation, gang, frame up, gangsters, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, gang, criminal heroes, deadly, partners against crime, law enforcement, gory, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%