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People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: bleak, serious, clever, realistic, cynical, witty, biting, melancholic, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, politics, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, racism, artists and showbiz, intrigue, release from prison, women's prison, party, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, political corruption, showbiz, filmmaking, society, corruption, conspiracy, downbeat ending, civil liberties, press agent, protection, opium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dishonesty, life is a bitch, gangsters and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like People I Know: Tycoon: A New Russian (2002), City Hall (1996), City of Hope (1991), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Cost of a Soul (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: cynical, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, fighting the system, politics, crimes, dishonesty, society, crime, blind ambition, rise and fall, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 18K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, mayor, drug dealer, uncover truth, urban, undercover, presidential election, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, politics, political corruption, racism, human nature, parents and children, urban, child, xenophobia, vietnam war, police corruption, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, ambition, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 137
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: iraq war, racism, murder, gang, crime, family in crisis, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 2K
Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, actor's life, society, politics, bollywood, crime, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crime, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, shooting a police officer, police captain, police station, letter, revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, blind ambition, revenge, struggle, ambitious, pride and honor, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 16K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: cynical, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, rise and fall, crime, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty, investigation, manipulations, native americans, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, neo noir, crime, false accusation, racism, self defense, legal action, righting the wronged, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, racism, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban, going straight, interracial relations, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, injustice, racism, electric chair, protagonist as suspect, crime, small town, legal investigation, death row, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, witty ...
Plot: office, ambition, police investigation, greed, pressure, real estate, robbery, contest, workplace, salesman, manager, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, florida, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gang, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, racism, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, city life, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 79K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, police investigation, revenge, drugs/alcohol, urban, vigilantism, dirty cop, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, prison, convict, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 653
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: union, robbery, factory, working class, crime, drinking, heist, fighting the system, crime gone awry, assembly line, bar, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, strike, bedroom, corpse, great depression, gangsters, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 9K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, dutch, blood, gangsters, crime, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 8K
Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crime, gangsters, buddies, urban, going straight, criminal heroes, city life, crimes, society, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, social misfits, arms dealing, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, police, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, gays and lesbians, miscarriage of justice, insanity, against the rules, prison, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 9K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, neo noir, cons and scams, mechanic, reward, violence, witness, secret, athlete, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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