Movies like Dangerous Ground

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Dangerous Ground (1997)
 4.5
 2K
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: tense, atmospheric, realistic, rough, serious, captivating, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, prostitute, drug dealing, police corruption, culture clash, crimes, drug abuse, fighting the system, urban ghetto, gang, family relations, missing person, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, political corruption, gambling, justice, mother son relationship, hip hop, crime, rebellion, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, san francisco

Most similar movies to Dangerous Ground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, life is a bitch, gang, gangsters, society and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dangerous Ground: Monument Ave. (1998), Sugar Hill (1993), One Good Cop (1991), An Innocent Man (1989), New Jack City (1991). 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, addiction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: teens, girls' night
Plot: adoption, undercover, orphan, justice, drug dealer, desperation, law enforcement, family relations, murder, partner, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 31K
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 12K
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, family relations, urban ghetto, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, inner city, youth, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 390
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, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: vengeance, soldier, vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge, police investigation ...
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: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crime, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
59%
 1.8
 177
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, society, tough law enforcer, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, journalist, police brutality, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, legal, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, crime, hip hop, coming of age, graduation, police brutality, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 23K
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: tense, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, violence, rivalry, ambition, basketball, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 692
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, prison, racism, heist, tough heroes, prison life, rivalry, society, rebellion, betrayal, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, high school life, hidden identity, crime, gang, danger, youth, society, undercover, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, thief, group of criminals, ambition, gang, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 7K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, criminal heroes, going straight, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, miami, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 382K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: 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, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, neo noir, rookie, police brutality, african american, gunfight, profanity, gang, one day, bad cop, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 8K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, serious, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, hip hop, life philosophy, character study, life, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 2K
L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, prostitute, bureaucracy, legal action, society, partners, drug dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
41%
 7.1
 16K
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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, blind ambition, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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