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Dead Presidents (1995)
 6.9
 21K
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense, disturbing, captivating, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, militant, post traumatic stress disorder, urban ghetto life, redemption, friendship, soldier, mercy killing, crimes, crime, civil rights, graphic violence, society, homecoming, war veteran, violence, brutality, drug abuse, battles, heroin, graduation, profanity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, usa, asia, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about violence, murder, gun, betrayal, brutality, mentor and gunfight mostly in Drama, Thriller 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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, 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: talky, realistic, tense, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, danger, captivity, military life ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ 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, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, law enforcement, crime, journalism, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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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.
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Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, violence, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 64K
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: bleak, tense, serious, mad, intense ...
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 5.9
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Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 210K
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 ...
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Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 30K
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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 12K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 13K
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, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, danger, high school life, crime, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, one man army, heroes, burned alive, danger, military, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%