Movies like Gleaming the Cube

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Gleaming the Cube (1989)
 6.3
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Gleaming the Cube (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Orange County teenager's carefree life of ditching class and skateboarding abandoned pools comes to a screeching halt when his adopted Vietnamese brother dies. The cops rule the death a suicide, but the bereaved skater believes he was murdered. It's up to him to solve the case, with a skateboard.
Style: tense, sentimental, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, twists and turns, humorous, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skateboarding, skateboard, murder, vengeance, teenage life, crimes, misfit, adoption, skating, amateur detective, society, dishonesty, social misfits, deadly, rivalry, underdog, cons and scams, righting the wronged, teenager, revenge, culture clash, airplane, police, motorcycle, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Gleaming the Cube

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, rivalry and crime mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Gleaming the Cube: The Principal (1987), Streets (1990), The Legend of Billie Jean (1985), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Thrashin' (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, violence, ghetto, murder, alcohol abuse, single parent, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Streets (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, on the run, prostitute, rescue, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, society, stalking, deadly, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, teenager, female protagonist, runaway, society, kidnapping, frame up, celebrity culture, siblings relations, teenage life, fugitives, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, deadly, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Thrashin' (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Corey and his band of skater buddies sometimes make mischief, but they're more interested in girls and having fun on their boards than in getting into any real trouble. Notorious enemy crew the Daggers, led by Tommy Hook, get their kicks ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, skateboarding, gang, skateboard, young lovers, contests and competitions, society, sport, ambition, adventure, youth, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, car accident, violence, rape, revenge, truck, monster truck, rape and revenge, rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, mind bending, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, murder, religious conversion, group sex, faith, family problems, religions or cults, family relations, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Thief of Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, criminal, beach, seduction, sexual fantasy, burglar, diary, motorcycle, love and romance, obsession, love affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 134K
Four Brothers (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: sentimental, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, robbery, vengeance, violence, funeral, uncover truth, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, mob boss, parents and children, interracial adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
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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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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After the Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gambling, vengeance, afterlife, crime, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, crime, deadly, bloody face, drinking alcohol, serial murder, handbag ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, foot chase, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, hypnosis, psychiatrist, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec, quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 3K
Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: politics, rivalry, vengeance, state affairs, crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, society, betrayal, buddies, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of ...
Style: sexy, serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, explosive, assassination, revenge, deadly, rivalry, danger, tough heroes, organized crime, explosives expert, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 80s, year 1984 ...
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, legal, wrong place wrong time, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 25K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, safecracker, betrayal, storage unit, one last job, heist, thief, convict, car salesman, safe, car dealer, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.5
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Ground Zero (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, investigation, murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, undercover, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 441
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, who done it, stuntman, best friends, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
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Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: motorcycle race, motorcycle, gang, rebelliousness, chases and races, rise to the top, contests and competitions, rebellion, family relations, parent child relationship, biker, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crimes, crime, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, rivalry, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, criminal heroes, prison life, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, redemption, deadly, confined, prison, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, investigation, false accusation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%