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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, dark, harsh ...
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, troubled teen, lone hero, crime, police corruption, survival, life is a bitch, society, urban, law enforcement, city life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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, drug dealing, society, life is a bitch, gangsters and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like New Jersey Drive: Boyz n the Hood (1991), Hot Boyz (2000), South Central (1992), City of God (2002), Bullet (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 114K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, rapper, hip hop, football, tragic event, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 963
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, police investigation, murder, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, society, crime, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 658K
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, gang war, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 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: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, siblings relations, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, arms dealing, gangsters, deadly, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, misfit, heist, drug dealing, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, vengeance, investigation, best friends, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: racism, drug dealing, teenage life, criminal heroes, on the run, vengeance, coming of age, heist, gang, society, courtroom drama, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, drug dealing, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, teenage life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 5K
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, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 405
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: realistic, gloomy, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: going straight, dishonesty, prison, low lives, urban ghetto, tough heroes, law enforcement, downfall, rivalry, urban, society, police corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, evil man, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, drug dealing, gang, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 411
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: realistic, serious, tense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, college, best friends, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, working class, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, gang, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, campaign, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto life, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 280
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, urban ghetto, friends, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, hopes, city life, crimes, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, city life, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, betrayal, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 381
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, neo noir, infidelity, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, siblings relations, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, prison, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, high school life, teenager, teenage life, drug dealing, gang, gangsters, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, aids, ghetto, drug dealing, drug lord, train, crime, investigation, urban, society, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.5
 157
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, drug dealing, gambling, police, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, love triangle, on the run, false accusation, fall in love, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 565
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: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, siblings relations, suburbs, life is a bitch, crime, kids in trouble, small town, youth, reunion, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, drug dealer, runaway, life is a bitch, rich and poor, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, tough heroes, orphan, urban, society, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 233
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, crime, blind ambition, rivalry, vengeance, on the run, legal, prison, gang, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 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, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, family relations, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 5K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, working undercover, tough law enforcer, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, police officer killed, police officer shot in the head ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, cuba, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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