Movies like Dead Presidents

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Dead Presidents (1995)
 6.9
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960s.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, intense, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, crimes, redemption, gangsters, militant, urban ghetto life, violence, brutality, african american, gang, justice, mercy killing, post traumatic stress disorder, friendship, soldier, civil rights, war veteran, society, homecoming, robbery, drug abuse, ghetto, urban ghetto, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, bronx new york city, new york, usa, asia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Dead Presidents

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about violence, murder, betrayal, gun, brutality, mentor and blood mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Presidents: Menace II Society (1993), Another Day in Paradise (1998), The Exterminator (1980), Uncommon Valor (1983), Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: road movie, sexy, tense, talky, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, junkie, drugs, crimes, drug addiction, murder, drug abuse, heist, drug addict, brutality, violence, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: disturbing, suspense, stylized, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, violent ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, jungle, survival, war, adventure, rescue, soldier, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, texas, bangkok thailand, california, laos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, on the run, drug trade, greed, police corruption, homecoming, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, california, los angeles, saigon, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, war crime, military, soldier, rape, justice, murder, sexual abuse, war, crimes, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 60s, year 1974, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, betrayal, murder, police corruption, corrupt cop, violence, bag of money, crimes, strip club, organized crime, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, los angeles, boston, usa, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, reflective, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vigilante, gang, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, culture clash, hospital, martial arts, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: suspense, realistic, bleak, gloomy, allegory ...
Plot: vietnam war, gangsters, murder, friendship, betrayal, heroic bloodshed, drug addiction, war, survival, gang, chase, revenge ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: intense, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, chase, gangsters, car chase, adventure, african american, ex convict, organized crime, father son relationship, hip hop, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
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Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: tense, bleak, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, violence, drugs, addiction, gangsters, transformation, redemption, depression, culture clash, mental illness, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, new jersey, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1940s, year 1949, 1930s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: stylized, intense, suspense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, swat team, police investigation, crimes, brutality, vengeance, crime scene, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, strip club, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 10K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, heroin addict, betrayal, chase, empire, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 26K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, harsh, bloody, brutal, political ...
Plot: vietnam war, combat, war, anti war, soldier, jungle, gunfight, insanity, survival, military, violence spree, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
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Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, undercover, crimes, brutality, murder, drug addiction, racial slur, undercover cop, drugs, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1972, year 1992
Place: california, los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: macabre, stylized, bleak, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, violence, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, vietnam war, vigilante, complex characters, character study, vietnam veteran, homecoming, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, hitman, crimes, crime gone awry, mafia, gambling, heist, organized crime, poker, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, money, mafia, robbery, crimes, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, greed, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: harsh, stylized, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, hitman, police officer, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: suspense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, conspiracy, aikido, lone hero, corruption, brutality, cia, police officer, crimes, undercover, drug dealing, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, california, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, crimes, drug dealer, vengeance, justice, small town, brothers, disappearance, character study, ex convict, track down, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, indiana, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 63K
Takers (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, armored car robbery, crimes, gang, chase, gangsters, tough guy, thief, armored car, undercover cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, war, irish republican army, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
31%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: unusual plot structure, tear jerker, feel good, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, prison, torture, survival, jungle, war, adventure, martial arts, vietcong, rat, fight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, criminal heroes, rise and fall, journalism, vengeance, dishonesty, society, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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