Movies like Street Smart

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Street Smart (1987)
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Street Smart (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, journalism, pimp, crimes, crime, frame up, danger, society, urban, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, pretense, police investigation, city life, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace situations, make believe, journalist, racism, lie, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Street Smart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Street Smart: Hornet's Nest (2012), American Crime (2004), Q & A (1990), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Someone to Watch Over Me (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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95%
 4.9
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, serial killer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough law enforcer, investigation, mind game, police corruption, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, photographer, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, deadly, manipulation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, witnessing a crime, danger, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, false accusation, who done it, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, urban ghetto, injustice, society, drug dealing, going straight, crime, crimes, downfall, city life, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, urban, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, false accusation, uncover truth, police detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, frame up, deadly, gory, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, law enforcement, society, rise and fall, rivalry, interracial relations, vengeance, cons and scams, urban, starting over, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, city life, legal action, legal, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, racism, interracial relations, store, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, terrorism, city life, urban, death wish ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, false accusation, legal investigation, frame up, witnessing a crime, crimes, teenage love, college, dishonesty, high school, danger, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, murder, race against time, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, murder investigation, homicide detective, crime investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, fighting the system, who done it, legal, uncover truth, courtroom, frame up, law enforcement, injustice, dedicated lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, manipulation, manipulations, hidden identity, crime gone awry, femme fatale, hitman, dangerous attraction, missing person, reunion, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, friend, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Innocent Sleep (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, chase, police, witness, reporter, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, journalism, crime, best friends, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, female police officer, policewoman, drug dealer, vice squad, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 2K
Vice Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: prostitute, hollywood, pimp, working undercover, sexual abuse, murder, family relations, society, law enforcement, single parent, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
 4.9
 681
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, uncover truth, redemption, strong violent content, legal, unlikely partners, legal investigation, partners, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, lovers reunited, police investigation, uncover truth, testimony, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%