Movies like Chains of Gold

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Chains of Gold (1990)
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Chains of Gold (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, youth, gang, friends, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, addiction, working undercover, urban ghetto life, vigilantism, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, law enforcement, buddies, police investigation, criminal heroes, police detective, going straight, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida

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Most similar movies to Chains of Gold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, drug dealing, gang, life is a bitch, crime, society and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Chains of Gold: Snitch'd (2003), Corrupt (1999), Sugar Hill (1993), Gang Tapes (2001), Blue Hill Avenue (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, society, tough law enforcer, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.6
 1K
Corrupt (1999)
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, inner city, youth, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, addiction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.1
 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, tough heroes, gang, social decay, society, going straight, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, crime, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, juvenile delinquency, gang, police investigation, urban ghetto life, betrayal, fighting crime, city life, going straight, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 425
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, society, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, best friends, gang, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 925
Strapped (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ex-con attempting to go straight runs across serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: arms dealing, undercover, kids in trouble, going straight, youth, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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 ⇓
58%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, gangsters, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, buddies, performer's life, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 5.3
 357
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, dishonesty, special agents, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry, gang, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, racism, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop (Charlie Sheen), his partner (Dacascos), and his father (Martin Sheen) uncover a plot by city elders to smuggle drugs from Mexico into Phoenix, Arizona.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, car chase, drug smuggling, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, police detective, parents and children, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, hip hop, urban ghetto life, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, going straight, lifestyle, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Band of the Hand (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, gangsters, survival, rehabilitation, rivalry, vigilantism, bikini, drug addict, wilderness, crimes, drug dealing, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 390
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: vengeance, soldier, vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 6K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 291
Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gas station, friendship, urban ghetto life, dealing with death, gangsters, life is a bitch, social misfits, going straight, youth, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
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 6.0
 12K
The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, high school life, hidden identity, crime, gang, danger, youth, society, undercover, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, partners, danger, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, couples, urban ghetto, family relations, bait, friends, social misfits, lifestyle, misfit, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 426
Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, race against time, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, los angeles, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, coming of age, crime gone awry, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, drug dealer, desperation, law enforcement, family relations, murder, partner, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%