Movies like Little Odessa

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Little Odessa (1994)
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Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, twists and turns, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, infidelity, russian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, crime, crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, society, couples, coming of age, deadly, siblings relations, estrangement, brother, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about crime, gangsters, mentor, crimes, dialogue, greed and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Little Odessa: Hoodlum (1997), We Own the Night (2007), The Funeral (1996), Ash Wednesday (2002), Panic (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, blood, crime, gambling, psychopath, society, rivalry, interracial relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, illinois, california
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95%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, party, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations, parent child relationship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, vengeance, introspection, labor union, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: rough, realistic, talky, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, love triangle, murder, drink, bar, vendetta, gun, church, priest, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, psychologist, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 1K
The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, australian, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, family life, society, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 13K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, society, human nature, parents and children, hopes, prisoner, father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alaska, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 1K
No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: strip club, prison life, family life, family problems, going straight, couples, dysfunctional family, estrangement, introspection, human nature, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 12K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, drugs, prison escape, friendship between men, gang leader ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 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, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, life is a bitch, siblings relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, casino, death ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, crime, vengeance, criminal's revenge, investigation, rivalry, police corruption, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 19K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, aids, ghetto, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, urban, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 2K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, working class, debt, classroom, theft, abusive father, money, juvenile delinquency, corporal punishment, redemption, spanking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, vatican, confession, lawyer, ambition, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, death row, gang, gangsters, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, deadly, lethal injection ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, vengeance, neo noir, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, siblings relations, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, legal ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, rough, tense ...
Plot: african american, chess, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, family relations, crimes, youth, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, realistic, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, gangsters, redemption, violence, mafia, one last job, revenge, blood, paranoia, coffin, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal heroes, family relations, rivalry, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, criminal's revenge, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 20K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, friendship, deadly, snitch, notoriety, law enforcer killer, dimwit, deal, old friend, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, social misfits, city life, crime, criminal heroes, down on your luck, chaos and mayhem, arms dealing, drug dealing, murder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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