Movies like True Blood 1989

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True Blood (1989)
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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 neighborhood to take his brother with him, but things are worse than he could expect: his brother, now 18 years old, hates him and is a member of Billy Masters' gang. Furthermore, Billy Masters is looking for revenge and... the police is still after Ray for the murder of the police officer.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, youth, graphic violence, rivalry, psychopath, police, car chase, robbery, marine, gang war, train station, gang leader, partner, little brother, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to True Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, murder and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like True Blood: Fist of Honor (1993), Doing Hard Time (2004), The Last Riders (1992), Breathing Fire (1991), Hot Boyz (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, murder, martial arts, rivalry, gang, investigation, law enforcement, buddies, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vigilantism, vengeance, confined, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prison, police investigation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, death of family, police, revenge, biker, deadly
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 567
Breathing Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Michael, a Vietnam vet with two kids, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, Mike makes a special set of keys, so that the hiding place for the loot can only be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, criminal heroes, family life, missing person, family relations, heist, vengeance, kidnapping, parents and children, gang, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.1
 1K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 560
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, fighting crime, master criminal, gang, partners against crime, special agents, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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54%
 5.5
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crimes, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, friends, rivalry, youth, society, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose, greed ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 319
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: farm, on the run, mob boss, warehouse, disorder, frame up, vengeance, cons and scams, crime gone awry, gang, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 3K
The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, survival, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 20K
Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, family problems, criminal heroes, crimes, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, police detective, honest law enforcer, rivalry, brother brother relationship, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 99
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, partners against crime, gang, chase, police investigation, partners, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, crimes, dishonesty, fighting crime, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Conflict of Interest (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gideon rules the down and dirty side of town. From the docks where he runs an export business in stolen cars, to the heavy metal club where he can turn a little extra cash on hot women and cool drugs. Everyone loves Gideon, especially his posse of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: heavy metal, heavy metal culture, police detective, false accusation, kidnapping, vengeance, heist, frame up, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mob War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the New York City police disrupt a big cocaine deal, the TV news reporters find John Falcone, a local mobster, nearby. They ask some tough questions, and Falcone decides he needs a public relations man to help burnish his image. He hires Todd ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, society, journalism, crimes, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, rivalry, going straight, criminal heroes, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison life, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 463
Arrested (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, prison, escape, law enforcement, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, artists and showbiz, on the run, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, murder, gays and lesbians, society, legal, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, tough heroes, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Heist (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ex-con Neal Skinner (Pierce Brosnan) seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens (Tom Skerritt) for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, heist, criminal's revenge, crimes, injustice, vigilantism, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, going straight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, police investigation, life is a bitch, tragic love, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations, immigrants, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Merchant of Death (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jim Rendall is 6 when his family gets killed. 25 years later he finds out why.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: law enforcement, obsession, vengeance, chase, rivalry, family life, dishonesty, frame up, crimes, injustice, strong violent content, childhood trauma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, contests and competitions, frame up, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, police investigation, track down, undercover, ex cop, tough guy, tough law enforcer, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, one last chance, hitman, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 501
Ghost Rock (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1882, John Slaughter and his sidekick Savannah Starr return to a town where an almost forgotten massacre took place 20 years ago. They are determined to find the man responsible.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, tough heroes, gang, hopes, crimes, lone wolves, righting the wronged, small town, crooked sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crimes, desire for fame, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, single parent, criminal heroes, family relations, siblings relations, working class, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 1K
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, against the odds, vengeance, vigilantism, gambling, rivalry, crimes, violence, terror, fight, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 798
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, graphic violence, false accusation, police corruption, strong sexual content, drug abuse, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%