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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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, injustice, village life, village, political unrest, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, danger, rivalry, down on your luck, good versus evil, revenge, violence, death, ex convict, mercilessness, attempted rape, cold weather, archaeologist, crimes, heroes, totalitarianism, society, summer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia

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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, vengeance, gang, frame up, drug dealing, false accusation, survival, society, prison life, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
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95%
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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough ...
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Time: 80s
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.7
 403
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, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, youth, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, buddies, gory, juvenile delinquency, society, death wish ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto life, social misfits, going straight, social decay, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police corruption, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal's revenge, downfall, law enforcement, society, gang, drug dealing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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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: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, rape, social misfits, crime, deadly, gory, rivalry, drug abuse, danger, family in danger, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
 834
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
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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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 3K
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Disco Godfather (1979)
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
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Terra Nova (2008)
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 470
High Voltage (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.2
 15K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 2K
Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
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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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, frame up, martial arts, police corruption, manhunt, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, chases and races, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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