Movies like Sleepers

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 7.6
 170K
Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, rough, realistic, bleak, brutal, intense, harsh ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice, revenge, prison, courtroom, murder, corruption, storytelling, strong sexual content, violence, betrayal, innocence lost, buddies, book, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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The Godfather: Part II
Crime, Drama
USA
202 min.
 9.0
Goodfellas
Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
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Most similar movies to Sleepers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and suspense films with plots about mentor, dialogue, corruption, storytelling, murder, crimes and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sleepers: Mystic River (2003), Murder in the First (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), ...and justice for all. (1979), Quicksilver (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
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Mystic River
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, child abuse, vengeance, sexual abuse, guilt, vigilantism, investigation, childhood, innocence lost, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   80%
    User:   100%
 
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...and justice for all.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   71%
 
 5.6
 4K
Quicksilver
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: buddies, gang, crime, mentor, urban, juvenile delinquency, voodoo, destiny, catastrophe, downfall, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california
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System:   71%
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 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   67%
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Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
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 12K
Eye for an Eye
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, rape, vigilantism, crime, obsession, vigilante, revenge, justice, guilt, serial killer, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
 7.8
 112K
A Bronx Tale
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, coming of age, friendship, mafia, organized crime, mentor, childhood, gangster, father son relationship, interracial romance, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 8.2
 503K
Heat
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: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crime, vengeance, revenge, violence, drugs, neo noir, murder, rape, juvenile delinquency, violent, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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:   54%
    User:   52%
 
 6.1
 46K
15 Minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, violence, police investigation, revenge, murder, serial killer, justice, chase, greed, investigation, lawyer, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
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The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, police investigation, gangster, corruption, violence, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
 5.7
 3K
Criminal Law
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, chase, lawyer, courtroom, blood, dedicated lawyer, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 146K
Cape Fear
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, fear, lawyer, family in danger, crime, dangerous attraction, violence, betrayal, criminal's revenge, psychology, brutality, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
The Lincoln Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, betrayal, investigation, plot twist, morality, hotshot lawyer, hip hop, jury, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
Trial by Jury
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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The Onion Field
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, dramatic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, kidnapping, police, courtroom, guilt, chase, police corruption, justice, corruption, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 19K
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:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
 3K
Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
A Perfect World
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: emotional, road movie, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: crime, kidnapping, hostage, friendship, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, fugitives, prison, on the road, manhunt, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, alaska
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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The Devil's Own
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, politics, police investigation, vengeance, assassin, murder, irish, friendship, revenge, arms dealer, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, northern ireland
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
City by the Sea
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family drama, redemption, father-son relationship, family in crisis, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 79K
Righteous Kill
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, drugs/alcohol, chase, police, urban, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 110K
The Score
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, betrayal, robbery, chase, surveillance, jazz, one last job, urban, organized crime, twists & turns, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   47%
 

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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
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
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Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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