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New Jersey Drive (1995)
 6.7
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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 when they steal a police car and the cops launch a violent offensive that involves beating and even shooting suspects.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, brutal, melancholic, bleak, cult film, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, drug dealing, on the run, criminal heroes, deadly, hip hop, troubled teen, lone hero, crime, police corruption, survival, life is a bitch, society, urban, law enforcement, city life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, society, gangsters and gang mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like New Jersey Drive: Boyz n the Hood (1991), Hot Boyz (2000), South Central (1992), Bullet (1996), City of God (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 119K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, street gang, tragic event, football ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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100%
 4.2
 998
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, gangsters, racism, police investigation, murder, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, crimes, crime, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
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: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, hip hop, life philosophy, character study, life, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 678K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: social misfits, arms dealing, urban ghetto life, city life, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, low lives, urban ghetto, heist, murder, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 570
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, deadly, youth, working class, small town, homecoming, murder, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.1
 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, life is a bitch, teenage life, going straight, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, kids in trouble, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 413
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, police investigation, urban ghetto life, gang, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, going straight, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: racism, drug dealing, criminal heroes, family in crisis, crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, coming of age, heist, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, neo noir, chases and races, siblings relations, femme fatale, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 6K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 92
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, on the run, gang, police investigation, going straight, starting over, rivalry, drug abuse, hitman, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, urban ghetto life, police investigation, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 425
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, youth, friendship, college, drug dealing, best friends, juvenile delinquency, working class, going straight, social decay, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, disturbing, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, hostage, prostitute, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 419
Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: low lives, religions or cults, tough heroes, frame up, rivalry, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crime, social misfits, city life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new jersey, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, crimes, friendship, murder, infidelity, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.2
 284
Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, dealing with death, criminal heroes, coming of age, optimism, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, friends, social decay, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, sex with a stranger, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.4
 164
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, gambling, police, hip hop, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, fall in love, false accusation, on the run, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 20K
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: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, cocaine, police brutality, ghetto, aids, apartment complex, drug dealer, housing project, train, brooklyn new york city, drug lord ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, lethal injection, deadly, crimes, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 477
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, violence, danger, injustice, police corruption, brutality, russian, friendship, life philosophy, dishonesty, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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