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
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, juvenile delinquency, vigilantism, society, urban, law enforcement, buddies, police investigation, criminal heroes, police detective, going straight, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa

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Most similar movies to Chains of Gold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, society and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Chains of Gold: Snitch'd (2003), Corrupt (1999), Sugar Hill (1993), Federal Hill (1994), Blue Hill Avenue (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 1.9
 174
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: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, police corruption, crimes, crime, working undercover, city life, partners against crime, urban, society, gang, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, crimes, city life, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, racism, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban ghetto life, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, going straight, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.4
 411
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: realistic, serious, tense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, college, best friends, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, working class, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, city life, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, betrayal, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 846
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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: undercover, arms dealing, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, youth, law enforcement, innocence lost, going straight, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, tense, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family life, social decay, buddies, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, drug dealing, society, urban, rise and fall, urban ghetto, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, buddies, partners, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, bank, social decay, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
 344
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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, police detective, special agents, interracial relations, blind ambition, crime, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, gang, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, campaign, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto life, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, society, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, car chase, dishonesty, police corruption, partners, law enforcement, undercover, drug dealing, parents and children, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 91
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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, cons and scams, life is a bitch, crime, going straight, buddies, law enforcement, partners, deadly, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, crime, vengeance, investigation, best friends, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, vigilantism, rehabilitation, bikini, drug addict, wilderness, gangsters, survival, life is a bitch, teenage life, down on your luck, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 280
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, urban ghetto, friends, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, hopes, city life, crimes, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 5K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, introspection, vengeance, dealing with death, hopes, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto life, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tense, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, life is a bitch, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, city life, collector ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, urban ghetto life, teenage life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 11K
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, hidden identity, hardcase students, teachers and students, gang, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, working undercover, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 963
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, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, police investigation, murder, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, desperation, drug dealer, law enforcement, murder, partner, police investigation, crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: racism, drug dealing, teenage life, criminal heroes, on the run, vengeance, coming of age, heist, gang, society, courtroom drama, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, society, crime, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 321
Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, poverty, rape victim, crime, urban ghetto life, teenage life, law enforcement, against the odds, high school, urban ghetto, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, murder, violence, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gang violence, vigilantism, vengeance, society, reunion, tough heroes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealing, reunion, best friends, couples, love triangle, working undercover, gangsters, crime, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 412
Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, youth, gang, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, society, violence spree, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%