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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, village life, injustice, political unrest, village, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, revenge, ex convict, violence, death, mercilessness, attempted rape, cold weather, summer, society, crimes, heroes, archaeologist, 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 rough, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about crimes, gang, rivalry, crime, life is a bitch, deadly and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cold Summer of 1953: An Innocent Man (1989), Tenement (1985), Corrupt (1999), Black Caesar (1973), Young Warriors (1983). 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, serious, rough, 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
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95%
 5.7
 570
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, rape, crime, gory, drug dealing, violence spree, urban ghetto, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.4
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, 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 ⇓
84%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, 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 ⇓
82%
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, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, survival, ghetto, urban, crime, crimes, danger, society, vampire, racism, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crimes, crime, police officer, law enforcement, media, criminal heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, journalism, manipulations, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 373
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: racism, nightclub, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, battle zone, vengeance, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.7
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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: serious, atmospheric, epic, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, village, gory, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, gang, vengeance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, drive by shooting, gang violence, hand to hand combat, street shootout, murder, vengeance, gang, vigilantism, crime, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, revenge, vietnam veteran, crimes, rivalry, society, vengeance, interracial relations, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 2K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, serial killer, leadership, friendship, criminal heroes, battle zone, fugitives, island, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 335
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, roadblock, hitchhiker, rape, psychotic, car theft, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, bleak, twists and turns ...
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, fighting the system, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
 3K
War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, rescue, captivity, ransom, heroes, life is a bitch, war violence, violence, interview, military officer, murder, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, chechnya, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 189
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, money, motorcycle, theft, desert, gory, contests and competitions, race, vengeance, adventure, farm ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 545
Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something fishy is going on in the anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the HK Police, and only a few honest cops know that the corruption goes all the way to the top. However, they must prove their case quickly, and by unconventional means, after they are ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, frame up, police corruption, crime, police, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 619
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, gang, drugs/alcohol, witnessing a crime, crime, strong sexual content, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 702
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
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 ⇓
68%
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Disco Godfather (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, martial arts, nightclub, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, kung fu, gangsters, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 680
Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, gangsters, crime, juvenile delinquency, master criminal, urban ghetto, betrayal, heist, prison, political corruption, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, africa, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, partners against crime, urban ghetto, adventure, urban ghetto life, working undercover, hitman, crimes, danger, partners, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.6
 174
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, partners against crime, urban, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 60K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.9
 1K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, gang leader, gang member, rape victim, rape, vengeance, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 467
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, gory, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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