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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Original name: Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty thugs in the summer of 1953, and the townspeople, along with a two political prisoners, who try to stop them.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, injustice, political unrest, village, good versus evil, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, village life, down on your luck, danger, rivalry, revenge, ex convict, attempted rape, cold weather, mercilessness, violence, death, archaeologist, summer, society, crimes, heroes, totalitarianism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, gang, rivalry, crime, violence, vengeance and life is a bitch mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cold Summer of 1953: An Innocent Man (1989), Corrupt (1999), Class of 1984 (1982), Tenement (1985), 36th Precinct (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, vengeance, drug dealing, false accusation, crime, tough law enforcer, survival, prison life, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, crime, drug dealing, going straight, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, high school, juvenile delinquency, vigilante, punk, teacher, school, murder, vengeance, college, music teacher, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 540
Tenement (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, rape, crime, gory, drug dealing, urban ghetto, violence spree, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.2
 15K
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, realistic, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, gang, police corruption, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, police investigation, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, workplace intrigue, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, drug dealing, vengeance, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
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Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, youth, gang, gory, crime, violence spree, sexual abuse, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, vigilante, jail, rape, police, murder, revenge, drug dealing, factory, vigilantism, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, exploitation, revenge, violence, flamethrower, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, danger, vengeance, urban, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, survival, ghetto, urban, crimes, crime, danger, society, vampire, racism, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 3K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, master warrior, village, gory, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gang violence, street shootout, murder, vengeance, gang, vigilantism, crime, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 3K
Pigs (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, criminal heroes, crime, fighting the system, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent Zero (Miki Sugimoto) is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician's ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, rapist, lone wolves, gory, fighting crime, crime, female assassin, eroticism, missing person, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 327
Ricco (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fresh out of the joint, young Ricco is eager to get home to see his family. He was cut loose a year early for good behavior, but it certainly wasn't good behavior that got him in the big house in the first place. Two years prior, Ricco took it ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealing, fighting crime, vigilantism, rape, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 1K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, prison, serial killer, leadership, friendship, criminal heroes, battle zone, fugitives, island, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 360
Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, racism, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, battle zone, vengeance, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, rape, psychotic, car theft, roadblock, hitchhiker, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, car chase, small town, gangsters, urban, crime, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, ninja, sword fight, kung fu, sword duel, kidnapping, adventure, gory, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 818
Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, police officer, law enforcement, media, criminal heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, journalism, manipulations, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 612
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, drugs/alcohol, gang, strong sexual content, witnessing a crime, crime, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 7K
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: rough, serious, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 181
Hell's Belles (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When hot-headed Dan out-drives the thoroughly vicious Tony in a motorcycle race and wins a brand new bike, he sets in motion a chain of events that includes one blazing gas station and a disastrous rock slide.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, money, motorcycle, theft, desert, gory, contests and competitions, race, adventure, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 109K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, security guard, head wound, criminal, chases and races, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: U.S. Secret Service agent Peter Novak goes undercover with Scotland Yard officer Thompson to halt a murderous gang of counterfeiters known as the Golden Goose. Although Peter is unsure about John's loyalties, the two infiltrate the gang and win ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gang, party, sauna, undercover cop, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, manipulations, riddles and clues, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: scotland yard, england, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 696
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 450
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, criminal heroes, crime, gory, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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