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, juvenile delinquency, vigilantism, society, urban, law enforcement, buddies, criminal heroes, police investigation, going straight, kids in trouble, urban ghetto ...
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, gang, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, society and urban ghetto life mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Chains of Gold: Snitch'd (2003), Corrupt (1999), Sugar Hill (1993), Gang Tapes (2001), State Property (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 176
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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gang, rivalry, high school, partners against crime, urban ghetto life, working undercover, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, city life ...
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, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, social misfits, criminal heroes, crime, urban, society, racism, urban ghetto, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, crimes, gang, siblings relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, life is a bitch, teenage life, going straight, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, kids in trouble, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, family life, crimes, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, rise and fall, urban ghetto life, city life, chaos and mayhem, friendship, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, police investigation, urban ghetto life, gang, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, going straight, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: tense, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, youth, friendship, college, drug dealing, best friends, juvenile delinquency, working class, going straight, social decay, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 907
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: arms dealing, undercover, kids in trouble, crime, down on your luck, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, going straight, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, on the run, gang, police investigation, going straight, starting over, rivalry, drug abuse, hitman, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rivalry, friendship, urban ghetto, friends, urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, performer's life, drug dealing, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, gangsters, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 353
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, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, juvenile delinquency, gang, urban ghetto, inventions and discoveries, unstoppable, rivalry, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, urban ghetto life, police investigation, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, rehabilitation, vigilantism, bikini, drug addict, wilderness, gangsters, survival, rivalry, youth, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gang, drug smuggling, police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, graphic violence, undercover, crimes, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, hip hop, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto life, vengeance, going straight, moral dilemma, drug dealing, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, on the run, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.3
 389
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, deadly, drug dealing, homecoming, police investigation, gang, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 284
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, dealing with death, criminal heroes, coming of age, optimism, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, friends, social decay, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hidden identity, high school life, tough heroes, crime, gang, danger, society, undercover, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 998
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, gangsters, racism, police investigation, murder, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, rough, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, working undercover, danger, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, rivalry, gang, partners, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 1K
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: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, couples, going straight, coming of age, social misfits, city life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 427
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, terrorism, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, danger, deadly, track down, law enforcement, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, usa, europe, los angeles, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: racism, drug dealing, criminal heroes, family in crisis, crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, coming of age, heist, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, desperation, drug dealer, murder, law enforcement, family relations, partner, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 767
Mission Park (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, crimes, drug dealing, undercover, ambition, police officer, friendship, danger, criminal heroes, crime, right hand man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%