Movies like Tropical Snow

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Tropical Snow (1988)
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Tropical Snow (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: New York is the dream city of Tavo and Marina, where the lovers hope to start a better life; at home in Bogota they have to work as pocket pickers at the airport to support their families. Dealer Oskar can persuade them to smuggle drugs in their stomachs on plane to New York - although both know of the risks, since Marina's sister died on a similar journey. However on arrival at the airport in New York they show nerves and all their dreams start to shatter.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: beach, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, rich and poor, graphic violence, love and romance, life is a bitch, love affair, young lovers, society, drug dealing, drug abuse, lovers on the run, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, thief, airport, sex, erotica, drugs, female nudity, sex scene, male nudity, smuggling, sexy woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, latin america

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Most similar movies to Tropical Snow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto, drugs and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tropical Snow: Laws of Gravity (1992), On the Line (1984), Willie Dynamite (1974), Shadows & Lies (2010), Strays (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: arms dealing, society, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, misfit, gangsters, urban ghetto, low lives ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 233
On the Line (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Border Patrol agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal aliens across the border from Mexico.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, graphic violence, society, love and romance, lovers on the run, crimes, politics, immigrants, adventure, reluctant partners, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, social decay, city life, cons and scams, urban ghetto life, drug abuse, isolation, graphic violence, life is a bitch, crimes, downfall ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.1
 998
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, female nudity, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, opposites attract, buddies, social misfits, society, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
 399
Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug dealing, warden, misfit, society, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, tragic love, small town, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, insomnia, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 5K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 13K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 702
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 1K
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: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.9
 466
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, lovers on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, going straight, couples, woman in danger, love and romance, hopes, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 278
City of M (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After exhausting all legal channels in his search for a job, "M" struggles with the decision of whether or not to enter a life of crime by helping his friends deliver drugs to Miami.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, unemployment, introspection, society, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, down on your luck, cocaine, criminal heroes, city life, unemployed ...
Time: 90s
Place: peru, florida, usa, latin america, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, underground, friendship, working class, rise and fall, society, illegal prostitution, escapades, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 11K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, working class, society, death, suspicion, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 2K
Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: love, destructive relationship, crimes, heist, couples, society, lovers on the run, love and romance, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, suburban life, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 198
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, urban ghetto, crimes, haunted by the past, homecoming, family problems, society, gang, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquent, drug dealer, runaway, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay, teenage life, rich and poor, tough heroes, urban ghetto, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, family relations, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 69
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 130
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, mafia, drugs, hitman, deadly, danger
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, depression, romance, lovers on the run, on the road, violence, strong sexual content, justice, mafia, visceral, loneliness, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, memphis, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, crimes, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 642
Lucio Flavio (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies and his fight against a death squad.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, police corruption, graphic violence, dirty cop, bank robbery, runaway, bandit, criminal, thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime gone awry, society, drug dealing, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, life is a bitch, downfall, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 399
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, rape victim, poverty, urban ghetto, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school, against the odds, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, stoners, rivalry, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%