Movies like Set It Off

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Set It Off (1996)
 6.9
 15K
Set It Off (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, intense, harsh, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: heist, single parent, friendship, ghetto, bank robber, crimes, crime, family relations, life is a bitch, interracial relations, on the run, social differences, society, urban, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, city life, siblings relations, sleazy, strong female presence, rivalry, lesbian, bank robbery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico

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Most similar movies to Set It Off

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, violence, gangsters, revenge and gunfight mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Set It Off: Waist Deep (2006), Jason's Lyric (1994), City of Industry (1997), One False Move (1992), Colors (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, ghetto, crimes, crime, romance, relationships, city life, siblings relations, haunted by the past, urban, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
City of Industry (1997)
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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, family relations, siblings relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, siblings relations, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, femme fatale, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.7
 25K
Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, police brutality, police, crime, crimes, partners, gang war, gunfight, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), mexican american ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 68K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, violence, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, gangsters, crime boss, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, street gang, crime, coming of age, social decay, graduation, police brutality, overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 8.2
 590K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, group of criminals, thief, crime, one last job, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, danger, rebelliousness, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 16K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 32K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, crime, crimes, addiction, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, uninhibited rivalry, urban, graphic violence, crime, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 1K
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, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 671
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police detective, martial arts, teenage life, gang, gangsters, against the odds, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, hostages, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 64K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, mad, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking alcohol, drinking, corruption, crime, crimes, friends, violence, drugs, friend, job seeking, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 24K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, violence, graphic violence, basketball, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 133K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 15K
The Driver (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, anti heroes, police detective, one last job, on the run, getaway driver, gambling, witness, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 210K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, gangsters, drug dealing, romance, lovers on the run, mexican standoff, crimes, crime, gunfight, peril, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 862
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 21K
Dark Blue (2002)
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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 59K
Takers (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, thief, armored car robbery, armored car, police brutality, bank, crimes, theft, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, violence, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse, single parent, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 108K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 116K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%