Movies like Charlie 2004

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Charlie (2004)
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Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, prison, heist, racism, betrayal, fighting the system, prison life, rebellion, rise and fall, legal, juvenile delinquency, society, rivalry, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, dishonesty, deadly, urban ghetto, gangsters, crimes, world war two, heroes, terrorism, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, africa, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Charlie: Hot Boyz (2000), The Crew (2008), Winner Takes All (1998), The Valachi Papers (1972), Setup (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
94%
 6.0
 3K
The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, heist, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, deadly, dishonesty, gang, brother brother relationship, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
78%
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The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, italian mafia, hitman, murder, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, witnessing a crime, crime, anti heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.7
 340
Con Games (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A decorated Army veteran goes undercover as a prison inmate to investigate the death of a Senator's grandson, who was killed while behind bars. Once under lock and key, he finds himself at the mercy of an all-powerful guard whose deadly ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, working undercover, prison, investigation, soldier, undercover, fighting the system, deadly, dishonesty, political corruption, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
54%
 5.0
 915
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, rivalry, murder, frame up, criminal heroes, life sentence, society, urban ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 681
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, human spirit, social decay, prison life, deadly, fighting the system, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 51
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, going straight, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 7K
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, against the odds, crimes, rivalry, legal, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: washington d.c., cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, jury, rebellion, society, false accusation, murder, political unrest, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, crime, heist, gang, law enforcement, master criminal, partners, police investigation, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 2K
McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, human spirit, heist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, crime, fugitives, ambition, escape, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
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, haunted by the past, crimes, friendship, murder, infidelity, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.9
 943
Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, track down, police investigation, undercover, tough guy, ex cop, chase, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, fighting crime, crimes, bank robbery, manhunt, law enforcement, folk hero, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 12K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, urban ghetto, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, teenage life, vengeance, starting over, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, danger, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, fighting the system, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rebelliousness, apartheid, dishonesty, violence spree, ex cop, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 12K
Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, soldier, betrayal, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, rivalry, gang, ambition, betrayal, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, vengeance, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, legal action, rise to the top, life is a bitch, hitman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, fighting the system, society, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, confined, heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, haunted by the past, gang, tough heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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