Movies like City of Hope

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City of Hope (1991)
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City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo Bianco). Other characters in this ensemble drama about urban conflict and corruption include Asteroid , an unstable homeless person, and Wynn (Joe Morton), an idealistic young politician.
Style: tense, sincere, rough, thought provoking, clever, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: city life, racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, injustice, society, law enforcement, police corruption, americana, lifestyle, human nature, social decay, dishonesty, state affairs, vietnam war, child, xenophobia, police officer, crazy, african american, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, racism, urban and city life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like City of Hope: Sucker Free City (2004), Blue Hill Avenue (2001), Lone Star (1996), Riot (1996), Freedom Song (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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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: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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74%
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, small town life, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
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Riot (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, drug addiction, shopping mall, corrupt officer, chaos, injustice, urban ghetto, graphic violence, social decay, chaos and mayhem, urban ghetto life, americana ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, injustice, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, parents and children, social differences, suffering, chase, vandalism, loss of son, family relations, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
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56%
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Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, society, downfall, going straight, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, florida, miami
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52%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, social decay, city life, cons and scams, urban ghetto life, drug abuse, isolation, graphic violence, life is a bitch, crimes, downfall ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Golden Gate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, neo noir
Plot: politics, injustice, crimes, espionage, dishonesty, army investigation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal investigation, special agents, society, legal ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, rejection, politics, injustice, society, university, self discovery, college life, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, society, fighting the system, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Inside (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: prison, racism, politics, disintegration, prisoner, apartheid, political prisoner, retribution, political intrigue, price of justice, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 376
Police Beat (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Z (Pape Sidy Niang), a Seattle bicycle cop, tries to make sense of the world while patrolling the city streets but can't focus on his job because he's so preoccupied with suspicions that his girlfriend is cheating on him. Director Robinson ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, immigrants, law enforcement, society, romance, couples, infidelity, social differences, city life, misfit, crimes, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, electric chair, injustice, siblings relations, wrongfully committed, haunted by the past, small town, small town life, death row ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, investigation, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: bleak, rough, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 3K
The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, urban ghetto, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch, society, rise and fall, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, dishonesty, rivalry, society, gangsters, religion, teenager, drug addict, family problems, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, confession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, experimental, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, strong violent content, kids in trouble, postmodernism, realism, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, gang, society, youth, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, family relations, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bucktown (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, prostitute, small town, nightclub, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, redneck, brother, righting the wronged, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, graphic violence, police investigation, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, special agents, blind ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: arms dealing, society, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, misfit, gangsters, urban ghetto, low lives ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, journalism, workplace, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, society, family relations, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, city life, coming of age, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%