Movies like Dangerous Ground

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Dangerous Ground (1997)
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Dangerous Ground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen couldn't be contacted. Vusi goes to Johannesburg to find him, but at first can only find his neighbor/girlfriend, Karin, a stripper. Vusi proceeds to learn how conditions have changed since the end of apartheid, not always for the better for black men.
Style: suspense, tense, atmospheric, realistic, rough, serious, captivating, sexy, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, justice, homecoming, prostitute, drug dealing, police corruption, crimes, fighting the system, drug abuse, urban ghetto, gang, missing person, family relations, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, political corruption, hip hop, mother son relationship, drugs, revenge, car chase, apartheid, catastrophe, natural disaster, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Dangerous Ground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gang, life is a bitch, gangsters, society, drug dealing and urban ghetto mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dangerous Ground: Monument Ave. (1998), Sugar Hill (1993), New Jack City (1991), One Good Cop (1991), An Innocent Man (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, vengeance, gangsters, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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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: crimes, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 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, emotional, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: crimes, father daughter relationship, justice, orphan, adoption, drug dealer, police investigation, partner, murder, family relations, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, psychological, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, frame up, vengeance, false accusation, gunfight, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 430K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, african american, lone hero, corrupt cop, gang member, gunfight, gang, drug dealer, rookie, mentor, police, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 13K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: chess, african american, crimes, coming of age, drug dealing, drug lord, urban ghetto, revenge, drug addiction, father son relationship, adolescence, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 2.7
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop culture, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: suspense, talky, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: police, corruption, justice, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, district attorney, courtroom drama, nypd, courtroom, murder, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 747
El padrino (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, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, frame up, racism, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: gangsters, urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 15K
Edison (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Style: intense, suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, fighting the system, justice, police brutality, investigative reporter, investigation, police investigation, police, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.0
 199
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 451
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: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, serial killer, police, corruption, investigation, police corruption, graphic violence, urban ghetto, police detective, inventions and discoveries, unstoppable, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 27K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: sexy, tense, neo noir, dramatic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, gangsters, coming of age, friendship, crimes, teenager, crime gone awry, murder, urban ghetto, street gang ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, disturbing, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, hip hop, life philosophy, life, character study, drugs, gangsters, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, gang war, drug dealing, gang of thieves, group of criminals, thief, buddies, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: friends, drug dealing, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 740
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, society, legal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, betrayal, rise and fall, fighting the system, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police station, drug addiction, prostitute, murder, cop killer, police brutality, hospital, drugs, violence, police protagonist, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: bronx new york city, new york, san francisco, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: intense, twists and turns, stylized, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, crimes, violence, vengeance, greed, fantasy world, drug dealing, wall street, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 14K
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, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hidden identity, teacher, gang, crimes, high school life, undercover, teenager, bullying, gangsters, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 17K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, tense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, rivalry, police investigation, crimes, betrayal, police corruption, organized crime, investigation, violence, police, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corrupt cop, corruption, police, crimes, police corruption, guilt, nypd, police detective, betrayal, murder, organized crime, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 3K
Loaded (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young, wealthy club kid's life spirals downward into an out-of-control world of drugs, sex and violence.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: sexual relations, drug abuse, gang, dangerous attraction, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, couples, addiction, drug overdose, blonde ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%