Movies like Strapped 1993

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Strapped (1993)
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Strapped (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ex-con attempting to go straight runs across serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop to turn in local gun dealers. How ever, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: arms dealing, undercover, kids in trouble, crimes, youth, gang, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, society, law enforcement, criminal heroes, innocence lost, going straight, down on your luck, urban ghetto, ex convict, teenager, ghetto, pregnancy, police, violence, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Strapped

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, gang, urban ghetto life, society, urban ghetto and crime mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Strapped: Bomb the System (2002), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), Corrupt (1999), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Chains of Gold (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, life is a bitch, society, crimes, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime, gang, downfall, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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94%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, youth, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, gang, society, contests and competitions, youth, crime gone awry, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Chains of Gold (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, friends, police detective, kids in trouble, working undercover, urban ghetto life, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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83%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, life is a bitch, undercover, crimes, danger, partners against crime, partners, gang, urban ghetto life, rivalry, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Street Crimes (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After some cops urge young street kids to turn from drugs and crime to the neighborhood boxing rings, the local street lord begins to loose control of his illicit empire and begins a war on the good-intenioned police and the civilians.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, rivalry, youth, law enforcement, good versus evil, crimes, contests and competitions, martial arts, kids in trouble, muscleman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, partners, society, crime, criminal's revenge, estrangement, friends, juvenile delinquency, going straight, gangsters, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, society, going straight, youth, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, crimes, gang, hopes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, society, crime, manhood, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, juvenile delinquency, misfit, drug dealing, social misfits, gangsters, arms dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Rodents (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, urban ghetto life, rich and poor, kids in trouble, parents and children, criminal heroes, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, family relations, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Turn It Up (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rapper, gang, friendship, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 516
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, life is a bitch, society, youth, crimes, drug dealing, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, police, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
50%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, gang, redemption, law enforcement, crimes, society, youth, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, gangsters, social decay, racism, juvenile delinquency, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, police investigation, fighting crime, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, betrayal, drug abuse, law enforcement, criminal heroes, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
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Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, poverty, rape victim, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, youth, crimes, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, crime, dishonesty, crimes, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, deadly, police investigation, society, performer's life, buddies, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, kids in trouble, medical school, urban ghetto, coming of age, society, hopes, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban, rich and poor, teenage life, city life, survival, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 466
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%