Movies like True Romance

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True Romance (1993)
 7.9
 182K
True Romance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: clever, stylized, rough, serious, dark humor, bloody, brutal, bleak, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, romance, mafia, gangsters, love, gunfight, chase, violence, drugs, gangster, organized crime, hitman, cocaine, hotel, on the road, mexican standoff, lovers on the run, drugs/alcohol, violent, gratuitous violence, brutality, dialogue, stylish, foul language, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Pulp Fiction
Crime, Drama
USA
154 min.
 8.9
Leon: The Professional
Crime, Drama, Thriller
France
110 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to True Romance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and stylized films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, violent, crimes, gangsters, crime and brutality mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like True Romance: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Jackie Brown (1997), Knockaround Guys (2001), Brother (2000), State of Grace (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.5
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Jackie Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, greed, gunfight, violence, gangster, drugs, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   78%
    User:   91%
 
Knockaround Guys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: talky, semi serious, rough, surprise ending, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, money, mafia, mob, gangster, betrayal, small town, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, gang, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey
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Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
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State of Grace
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, irish, mafia, gangster, organized crime, violence, gunfight, brutality, friendship, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, boston, usa, ireland, manhattan new york city
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City of Industry
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
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Payback
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: clever, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   47%
 
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Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, prison, vengeance, undercover cop, redemption, undercover, master criminal, violence, corruption, gangster, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   47%
 
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Carlito's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Miller's Crossing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
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 7.0
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Red Rock West
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, crime gone awry, small town, neo-noir, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, murder, neo noir, chase, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Out of Sight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: talky, sexy, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, crime, romance, robbery, bank robbery, prison escape, prison, opposites attract, fbi, violence, stylish, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: detroit, florida, miami, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Smokin' Aces
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, mafia, gory, organized crime, torture, sniper, fbi, murder, betrayal, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, israel, usa
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System:   44%
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Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
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The Way of the Gun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gunfight, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge, organized crime, car chase, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
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Pulp Fiction
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gangster, gunfight, organized crime, plot twist, brutality, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   43%
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Love and a .45
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. ...
Style: road movie, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, chase, criminal heroes, on the road, violence, gangster, gangsters, criminal's revenge, fugitives, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, new jersey
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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Lonely Hearts
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, serial killer, police investigation, murder, obsession, women, chase, death, violence, neo noir, seduction, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Menace II Society
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, police investigation, gangster, corruption, violence, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   42%
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The City of Lost Souls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, martial arts, criminal heroes, crime, violent, brutality, splatter, mafia, kung fu, sexualized violence, gangster ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 8.2
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Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   40%
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Miami Blues
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: serious, cynical, dark humor, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, neo noir, brutality, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, psychopath, robbery, murder, crime gone awry, violent, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.6
 33K
Summer of Sam
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, punk, crime, obsession, infidelity, murder, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, drugs, mob, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
 6.2
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Revenge
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, suspense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, revenge, romance, adultery, friendship, gangsters, violence, love story, brutality, infidelity, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
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Layer Cake
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: stylized, realistic, surprise ending, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, murder, organized crime, betrayal, neo-noir, hitman, greed, gangster, drugs, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
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System:   36%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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