Movies like Buffalo Soldiers

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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
 6.8
 23K
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, clever, realistic, witty, twists and turns, biting ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, bribery, military life, unlikely criminals, rebellion, rebelliousness, crimes, arms dealing, military base, military, satire, cold war, greed, heroin, profanity, car thief, incompetence, berlin wall, murder, strong violent content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, hawaii, berlin germany, iraq, vietnam

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Most similar movies to Buffalo Soldiers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, interesting and clever films with plots about murder, dialogue, brutality, violence, crimes, storytelling and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Buffalo Soldiers: To Die For (1995), The Last Supper (1995), Traffic (2000), Death to Smoochy (2002), Layer Cake (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 42K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, power relations, couples, crime, manipulation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, witty, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, satire, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crimes, crime, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 191K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, drug abuse, organized crime, drug dealer, drug dealing, marijuana, drug cartel, family problems, fighting crime, drug traffic, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, latin america, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, surreal, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: tv show, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, vengeance, satire, delusion, showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.3
 161K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, greed, cocaine, violence, murder, gangsters, going straight, criminal heroes, cheating ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, car chase, party, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, nothing goes right, gangsters, going straight, family business, love affair, cons and scams, down on your luck, buddies, dishonesty, betrayal, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 10K
Two Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
Style: humorous, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime boss, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, love and romance, rivalry, on the run, change of luck, gangs, heist, beach, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crime, crimes, civil rights, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, christmas, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, nothing goes right, perfect crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 118K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.1
 163K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.1
 588K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, partners, buddies, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 43K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, rough, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, survival, anti war, soldier, bomb, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, tragic hero, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 14K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, hip hop, heroin, friendship, rehabilitation, going straight, overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 21K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, biting, humorous ...
Plot: satire, anti war, military, military hospital, island, bomber, war, rebellion, misfit, military life, danger, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: rome italy, mediterranean sea, italy, sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 30K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, drug dealing, gang, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, crimes, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.9
 377K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, irish, guilt, tourist, death, redemption, partners, haunted by the past, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, europe, ireland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, exciting, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, drug dealing, siblings relations, crimes, profanity, homecoming, family relations, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, crimes, crime and punishment, testimony, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, police investigation, gangsters, crimes, faked death, kidnapping, murder for hire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 78K
The Guard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, enigmatic, witty ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, crime, law enforcement, smuggling, bribery, crimes, partners against crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Beautiful Creatures (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Petula and Dorothy cover up the accidental murder of one jerk boyfriend, they hatch a hilarious scheme to collect a huge ransom.
Style: tense, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, power relations, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, scheme, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vandalism, train ride, obsession, women ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 65K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: military, anti war, nurse, cheating, camp, doctors and patients, conflict, soldier, sanity, buddies, satire, golf ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 83K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, hitman, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
 78K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, avant garde ...
Plot: ex convict, on the road, hitman, betrayal, rebel, one last job, on the run, mother daughter relationship, witch, violence, sexual perversion, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california, north carolina, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, drug dealing, heist, murder, robbery, crime, buddies, society, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, henchman, heist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 90K
Inherent Vice (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, woman in danger, conspiracy, paranoia, obsession, kidnapping, neo noir ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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