Movies like Monument Ave.

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Monument Ave. (1998)
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 from their and Teddy's relatives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, tense, intense, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, urban ghetto, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, going straight, investigation, police corruption, social decay, urban ghetto life, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, society, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, 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 crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Monument Ave.: Caught Up (1998), Empire (2002), Face (1997), City of Industry (1997), Blue Hill Avenue (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, jamaican, nightclub, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.0
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Empire (2002)
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, crime, pregnancy, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
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Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, violence, heist, criminal's revenge, crime, hoodlum, bank robber, criminal, gangsters, crime gone awry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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68%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, jewel, brother, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, drug dealing, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, ghetto, betrayal, urban ghetto, urban, going straight, friendship, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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57%
 5.6
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Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, guilt, internal affairs, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, street gang, master criminal, urban, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
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56%
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, drug dealing, vengeance, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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52%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, witnessing a crime, gangsters, couple relations, murder, crime, criminal heroes, mystery, crimes, deadly, ghost, samurai ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, crime, drug dealing, going straight, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalist, protestant, crime, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, violence spree, false accusation, psychopath, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 930
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, frame up, racism, crime, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, brutality, gang, troubled teen, police, crime, murder, vengeance, police investigation, urban, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.6
 171
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, gang, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, partners against crime, urban, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
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Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, gang, one night, boxing match, escape, on the run, friendship, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 3K
Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, murder, police, drug dealing, crime, gang, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, robbery, new identity, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 2K
Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, revenge, betrayal, crime, kidnapping, death, new life, thief, new love, crimes, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gang, gangsters, rise and fall, vengeance, ambition, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, infidelity, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, addiction, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
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Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, betrayal, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, neo-noir, war, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, mafia, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, revenge killing, death threat, warehouse, bouquet of flowers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, mafia, undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, police, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gunfight, social decay, organized crime, drug dealer, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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40%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: serious, bleak, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, police corruption, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, investigation, killer, betrayal, corruption, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
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Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, gangsters, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hoodlum, heist, partners against crime, unlikely partners, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
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Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, corruption, investigation, police corruption, racism, urban, gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, murder, police investigation, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, vengeance, drug dealing, false accusation, crime, tough law enforcer, survival, prison life, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 5K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, jewish american, investigation, crime, terrorism, police investigation, uncover truth, confidence, interracial relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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