Movies like Miami Blues

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Miami Blues (1990)
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Miami Blues
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time.
Style: cynical, serious, dark humor, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, neo noir, brutality, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study, gunfight, mob, prostitute, chases and races, romance, prostitution, crimes, gangsters, deadly, dialogue, redemption, false teeth, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, san francisco
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Heat
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
170 min.
 8.2
The Long Goodbye
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
112 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Miami Blues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime gone awry, dialogue, crime, storytelling, corruption and brutality mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Miami Blues: City of Industry (1997), Johnny Handsome (1989), The Long Goodbye (1973), Homegrown (1998), The Grifters (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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City of Industry
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, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
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System:   95%
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Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
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    User:   56%
 
The Long Goodbye
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, mystery, neo-noir, murder, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, noir, deadpan, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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 5.8
 4K
Homegrown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, drugs, weed, buddies, murder, drug dealing, gunfight, twists & turns, countryside, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
 7.0
 23K
The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, cynical, stylized, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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    User:   60%
 
 7.3
 49K
Sexy Beast
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, clever, tense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, violence, gangster, robbery, safecracker, bank robbery, stylish, retired, dialogue, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
 6.9
 69K
Get Shorty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, murder, gangster, movie business, debt, producer, organized crime, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, miami, usa, las vegas, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 5.9
 4K
Curdled
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, obsession, blood, stylish, investigation, violence, death, dangerous attraction, psychopath, reality tv ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, colombia, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
 16K
Made
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, drug abuse, buddies, dialogue driven, organized crime, gangsters, dialogue, gangster, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, friendship, chase, treasure hunt, heist, car chase, gunfight, violence, on the road, bank robbery, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
Movie in collections
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 503K
Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
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: cynical, tense, serious, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, murder, crime gone awry, gambling, gang, character study, existentialism, gangster, loneliness, crimes, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
 7.9
 182K
True Romance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: clever, stylized, rough, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, romance, mafia, gangsters, love, gunfight, chase, violence, drugs, gangster, organized crime, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
Miller's Crossing
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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
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 48K
The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, police investigation, murder, obsession, movie business, paranoia, blackmail, investigation, writers, twists & turns, greed, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
Monument Ave.
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, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
 15K
The Getaway
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, chase, crime, prison, crime gone awry, violence, criminal heroes, gunfight, criminal's revenge, money ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 7.2
 20K
Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 6.5
 5K
Q & A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, investigation, murder, corruption, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, police investigation, gangster, lawyer, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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 7.1
 122K
Payback
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: clever, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, vengeance, money, gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, revenge, organized crime, violence, robbery, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 7K
The General
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, irish, gangsters, gangster, organized crime, master criminal, rise and fall, moral ambiguity, brutality, police investigation, violence, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
Mad Dog and Glory
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crime, gangster, jazz, crimes, gangsters, mafia, mob, spelling bee, organized crime, drinking, dishonesty, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 6.8
 12K
Gangster No. 1
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, betrayal, revenge, casino, gangster, prison, organized crime, rise and fall, gang, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 7.1
 33K
Bad Lieutenant
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, rape, crime, corruption, violence, drug addiction, drinking, drug abuse, addiction, police, heroin, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 

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Leaves of Grass
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, intellectual, semi serious ...
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System:   36%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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