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, thought provoking, clever, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: city life, racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, family relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, police corruption, society, human nature, urban, dishonesty, lifestyle, law enforcement, americana, social decay, state affairs, child, vietnam war, xenophobia, crazy, african american, interracial relations ...
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, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, dishonesty, racism and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like City of Hope: Sucker Free City (2004), Lone Star (1996), Blue Hill Avenue (2001), Freedom Song (2000), Riot (1997). 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: 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 ⇓
95%
 7.4
 28K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
72%
 7.2
 833
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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.0
 322
Riot (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, drug addiction, americana, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, social decay, urban ghetto life, shopping mall, corrupt officer, injustice, chaos, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, city life, injustice, urban ghetto, drug dealing, crimes, going straight, cons and scams, drug abuse, isolation, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
 5.6
 414
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: bleak, rough, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: social misfits, crime, crimes, society, downfall, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, life is a bitch, going straight, law enforcement, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: miami, new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 751
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: thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, injustice, legal, crimes, army investigation, state affairs, crime, betrayal, special agents, dishonesty, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, society, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 415K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, immigrants, introspection, social decay, bigotry, lifestyle, multiple storylines, redemption, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: disturbing, emotional, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, injustice, parents and children, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 1K
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, bar, racism, small town, police corruption, interracial relations, brother, redneck, rivalry, law enforcement, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 979
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: captivating, sincere, emotional, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, state affairs, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, crime, legal, politics, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 352
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: psychological, sincere, serious, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: opposites attract, couples, social differences, infidelity, law enforcement, society, romance, immigrants, city life, urban, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crimes, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, violence, rejection, justice, politics, injustice, society, self discovery, college life, university ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, false accusation, racism, electric chair, injustice, murder, amateur detective, law enforcement, legal investigation, deadly, crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.2
 265
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: disintegration, politics, prison, racism, denial, prisoner, political prisoner, retribution, apartheid, rivalry, tragic hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, rise and fall, interracial relations, vengeance, cons and scams, urban, starting over, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: master criminal, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, law enforcement, infidelity, gang, rivalry, crimes, crime, betrayal, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
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: rough, disturbing, sincere, bleak, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, youth, lifestyle, crimes, social misfits, strong violent content, social decay, social differences, nightlife, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 84
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, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, drug addict, teenager, religion, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 1K
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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, racism, injustice, fighting the system, legal action, life is a bitch, journalism, jury, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
 6.3
 5K
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, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%