Movies like Essex Boys

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Essex Boys (2000)
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know that Billy has his eyes on Jason's own wife, Lisa. When an ecstasy deal goes bad, Jason vows revenge on the boss, while Billy looks to take out Jason. Before long, bodies start turning up
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police, drug dealer, murder, gang, ambition, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, rise and fall, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, betrayal, crime, graphic violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, profanity, rape, violence, female nudity, criminal, torture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Essex Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Essex Boys: Bonded by Blood (2010), The Big I Am (2010), Born to Be King (2000), 24 Hours in London (2000), Pusher (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: murder, drug dealing, gangsters, gang, crimes, rise and fall, police investigation, fighting crime, who done it, law enforcement, police, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: england, amsterdam, netherlands
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100%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, deadly, drug dealing, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, deadly, rivalry, crimes, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Born to Be King (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, master criminal, rivalry, partners, gambling, good versus evil, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, china, taiwan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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24 Hours in London (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: London gangster Christian has a plan to kill off the opposition, but things get messy when a witness survives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, police, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, on the run, disorder, nothing goes right, chase, danger, gangsters, money problems, violence, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 12K
Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 4K
Black's Game (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the mid to late 90's, the Reykjavik crime and drug scene saw a drastic change from a relatively small and innocent world into a much more aggressive and violent one.. The film tells the story of this change through the fictional gang of ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, gang, corrupt law enforcer, police corruption, violence, drug dealer, orgy, suicide, nightclub, old friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, violence, vengeance, frame up, law enforcement, deadly, aging, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 640
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, dealer, drug abuse, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 2K
Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: vengeance, gang, athlete's life, ambition, dishonesty, crimes, down on your luck, gangsters, crime, rivalry, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, puerto rican, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An epic battle rages lawn on the streets of Harlem between Italian mobsters and black gangsters. The battles are intense, the more each side tries to oust another. Both groups use their best killers. Since it is a brutal gangster transvestites to be ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, danger, dishonesty, deadly, gang, crimes, police corruption, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime, transvestism ...
Time: 70s, year 1956
Place: ohio, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, danger, trapped, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, violence, crimes, crime, extortion, leadership, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 520
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 285
Raw Nerve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cop, who is losing his sanity, lures his girlfriend and his former partner into the dangers of arson, robbery, and murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police corruption, neo noir, terminal illness, interracial relations, crimes, drug dealing, partners against crime, gang, police investigation, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 928
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, on the run, dishonesty, parole officer, coldhearted, crime and punishment, vengeance, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.9
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Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, heist, stash, godparent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 11K
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Vikram decides to elope with his girlfriend Mini for a better life. For this purpose he decides to steal the money collected by his business partners for a drug deal. Everything goes horribly wrong when the partner carrying the money, Shiva, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, deadly, gangsters, vengeance, theft, thief, murder, dishonesty, neo noir, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 388
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, vengeance, soldier, downfall, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, homecoming, life is a bitch, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 846
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 2K
The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, family relations, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 13K
The Business (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, drug dealer, murder, drug abuse, drug dealing, femme fatale, ambition, gang, on the run, danger, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 445
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, mind game, police investigation, law enforcement, confined, master criminal, betrayal, crimes, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%