Movies like New York

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New York (2009)
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New York (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: New York is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. Omar has gone abroad for the first time in his life and soon enough he begins to see and love America through the eyes of his American friends - Sam and Maya. It is the story of these three friends discovering a new world together.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: injustice, friendship, 9/11, society, life turned upside down, terrorism, false accusation, muslim, undercover, fbi, prison, immigrants, life is a bitch, secret agents, anti war, urban, disorder, innocence lost, war on terror, sniper, police, suicide, torture, gun, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to New York

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, deadly, terrorism and injustice mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like New York: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), The Citizen (2012), The War Within (2005), Sorry, Haters (2005), Black & White (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India, Pakistan, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, culture clash, 9/11, immigrants, political unrest, family, starting over, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, rivalry, love and romance, post september 11 2001, injustice, immigrants, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, world trade center manhattan new york city ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 576
Black & White (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Rajan Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is a Professor in Urdu literature in Dr. Zakir Hussain's College. He resides in Chandni Chowk with his activist wife, Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah). Professor Mathur comes across a young boy called Numair Qazi (Anurag ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, hidden identity, danger, introspection, society, deadly, police, bomb, working undercover, recruitment, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 86K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, nuclear threat, counter terrorism, interrogation, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, sadism, right and wrong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 821
No Return (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, disorder, moral dilemma, hit and run, investigation, accident, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 711
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, social decay, human spirit, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, racism, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.2
 2K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, society, family relations, city life, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, drug dealing, legal, injustice, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, protagonist as suspect, crimes, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, culture clash, religions or cults, life is a bitch, deadly, investigation, husband wife relationship, death, politics, murder, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 433
Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, society, law enforcement, doctor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Day Night Day Night (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19 year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. She speaks with no accent so it's impossible to pinpoint her ethnicity. And we never learn why she made her decision. We don't know whom she represents, what she ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, mysterious character, danger, human nature, suicide bomber, bomb, female protagonist, life, urban, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, society, small town, social relations, injustice, perjury, prison, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, youth, media circus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 614
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 543
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, losing-it hero, life turned upside down, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 1K
Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nightclub, siblings relations, unlikely criminals, life turned upside down, disorder, society, down on your luck, nightlife, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, witnessing a crime, danger, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 118
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, crimes, assassination, politics, life is a bitch, danger, race against time, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 420
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 397
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, sexual content, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations, mind game, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, social decay, vengeance, disability, crime, society, deadly, crimes, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, parents and children, introspection, single parent, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, illegal immigration, mexican american border, poverty, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, district attorney, dishonesty, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, murder, crime, legal, crimes, serial killer, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, rejection, politics, injustice, society, college life, self discovery, student life, university, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 2K
Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, doctors and patients, injustice, society, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 2K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: politics, sniper, journalism, state affairs, environmentalism, media, society, reporter, crime, crimes, female director, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 267
13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, disorder, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%