Movies like Mean Streets

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Mean Streets (1973)
 7.2
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, urban ghetto, party, stripper, character study, money, epilepsy, life philosophy, crime gone awry, rock, bomb, debt, society, ambition, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Mean Streets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about gangsters, crimes, dialogue, violence, brutality, murder and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mean Streets: Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Pusher (1996), Carlito's Way (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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100%
 8.2
 504K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, greed, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, criminal heroes, gunfight, jewish, crimes, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, torture ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 39K
Pusher (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealing, robbery, drug dealer, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, race against time, disorder, plan gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 214K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, cocaine, violence, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 42K
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: neo noir, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, rape, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, corruption, heroin, cocaine, police, salvation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 795K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, cerebral, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: loner, lone wolves, social decay, character study, paranoia, depression, antisocial behavior, obsession, vigilante, taxi driver, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, bookies, disorder, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, fall in love, hopes, disorder, redemption, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, smuggling, tough law enforcer, tough cop, bribery, court, crimes, police investigation, mob boss, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, betrayal, revenge, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, family relations, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, love triangle, jewish, mayor, blackmail, gang war, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 138K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, white male black female relationship, mentor, mafia, gang leader, loyalty, organized crime, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, cerebral, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, mob boss, crime boss, corruption, immigrants ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 300K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mentor, organized crime, fbi, surveillance, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, florida, usa, miami, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 93K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, police corruption, nypd, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, organized crime, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, wall street, drug dealing, cons and scams, criminal heroes, going straight, violence, greed, pregnancy, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, street gang, african american, police brutality, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, juvenile delinquency, gunfight, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 21K
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, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crimes, injustice, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, gangsters, bribery ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, robbery, criminal, hitman, bandit, crimes, gambling, mafia, murder, poker, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, undercover agent, political corruption, against the odds, law enforcement, master criminal, partners against crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 9K
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: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.2
 22K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, homecoming, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, organized crime, dishonesty, mafia, irish mob ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, femme fatale, on the run, dishonesty, siblings relations, murder, criminal, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, truck, oil, capitalism, american dream, family business, business ethics, crimes, power relations, ambition, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 3K
By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, revenge, double life, crime boss, kidnapping, violence, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, crimes, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, violence, gunfight, chase, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 5K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%