Movies like Phoenix 1998

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Phoenix
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, melancholic, cynical, brutal, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, gambling, crime gone awry, heist, addiction, betrayal, neo noir, murder, rock, tough law enforcer, gangsters, greed, corruption, police investigation, moral dilemma, gunfight, organized crime, twists & turns, gangster, police, stylish, dialogue, plot twist, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new jersey, california, phoenix arizona
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Goodfellas
Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
Casino
Crime, Drama
USA, France
178 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and suspenseful films with plots about corruption, greed, mentor, dialogue, murder, brutality and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), One False Move (1992), City of Industry (1997), Hard Eight (1996), Hoodlum (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fort Apache the Bronx
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: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   95%
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One False Move
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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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System:   86%
    User:   71%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   89%
 
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Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   80%
 
 6.3
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Hoodlum
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: gangsters, crime, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangster, corruption, betrayal, gunfight, interracial relations, death, mob ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: harlem, illinois, usa, new york, california
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System:   78%
    User:   76%
 
 5.8
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Rampart
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, brutality, police, drugs/alcohol, corruption, police investigation, character study, crimes, relationships, adultery, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   69%
 
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Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   62%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   73%
 
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 132K
Rounders
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, addiction, neo-noir, mafia, destiny, neo noir, mentor, prison, organized crime, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   57%
 
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Dark Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, gangster, mentor, corruption, greed, brutality, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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 2K
Circus
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: clever, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, violence, crime gone awry, vengeance, murder, heist, gangster, criminal heroes, neo noir, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
 7.1
 127K
The Drop
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gangster, violence, bar, murder, death, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   66%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   67%
 
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The Gambler
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, gangsters, crime, casino, college, gangster, human nature, neo noir, relationships, mob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
 6.9
 77K
Cop Land
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, small town, police, murder, violence, mafia, fbi, justice, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
The Glass Shield
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, racism, murder, police, corruption, tough law enforcer, cancer, police station, legal action, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
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 36K
Narc
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, murder, investigation, undercover cop, police, brutality, violence, chase, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
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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:   61%
    User:   63%
 
True Believer
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: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
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At Close Range
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
True Confessions
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, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: crime, murder, political corruption, redemption, police corruption, pornography, clergy, murder mystery, desert, corruption, investigation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   43%
 
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Blue Collar
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: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
 5.9
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Mobsters
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, friendship, mafia, revenge, prohibition, gang, hitman, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, manhattan new york city
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, hitman, gangsters, violence, redemption, mafia, revenge, friendship, gangster, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
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Clockers
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, rough, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, drugs, mentor, violence, brutality, parents and children, organized crime, urban, hip hop, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
Prince of the City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police, redemption, betrayal, fighting the system, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, virginia, washington d.c.
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 

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London Boulevard
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, surprise ending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, violence, vengeance, gangster, paparazzi, drugs/alcohol, rock, organized crime, revenge, stylish, mob ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   51%
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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:   51%
    User:   56%
 
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