Movies like True Romance

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True Romance (1993)
 7.9
 187K
True Romance (1993)
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: stylized, bleak, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense, talky, clever, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, mexican standoff, gunfight, drug dealing, romance, gangsters, crime, peril, gun violence, organized crime, hitman, on the road, racial slur, mob boss, husband wife relationship, obsession, corruption, chase, love, crimes, birthday, love and romance, fall in love, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, interesting and rough films with plots about crime, storytelling, crimes, vengeance, dialogue, murder and brutality mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like True Romance: Pulp Fiction (1994), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Carlito's Way (1993), Knockaround Guys (2001), Menace II Society (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
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, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, crime, violence, boxing, overdose, crime boss, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, heroin, gunfight, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: restaurant, drug dealer, crime, betrayal, romance, love triangle, cons and scams, drug dealing, law enforcement, best friend, friendship, surveillance ...
Time: 80s
Place: seaport, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 184K
Carlito's Way (1993)
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
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: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, one last job, violence, father son relationship, money, bar fight, mob boss, corrupt cop, brooklyn new york city, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Menace II Society (1993)
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: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, african american, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Untouchables (1987)
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 277K
Jackie Brown (1997)
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: talky, tense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, racial slur, stewardess, deception, crime, airport, greed, cons and scams, crimes, deal, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.3
 654K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, gangsters, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug abuse, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 124K
Payback (1999)
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: rough, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, betrayal, mafia, robbery, criminal's revenge, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, hitman, manhunt, criminal's revenge, mafia, betrayal, great depression, death, loss of son, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, tough law enforcer, organized crime, corruption, mafia, crimes, police brutality, fighting crime, squad, partners, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.7
 890K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, neo noir, left to die, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 20K
Brother (2000)
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: serious, rough, exciting, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, yakuza, suicide, family relations, sibling relationship, step siblings, siblings relations, criminal heroes, interracial relations, fish out of water, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace (1990)
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover agent, undercover, crime, working undercover, organized crime, dishonesty, reunion, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 518K
Heat (1995)
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, thief, group of criminals, robbery, heist, gunfight, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, crime, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.5
 115K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, american abroad, filmed killing, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, sniper, mentor, loner, killings, neighbor, dark hero, mafia, lone wolves, partners, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 91K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, nihilism, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, drug traffic, criminal heroes, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
City of Industry (1997)
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, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, crimes, rivalry, family relations, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
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: stylized, clever, witty, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, violence, presumed dead, loyalty, neo noir, jealousy, corpse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: stylized, captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, gang, violence, neo noir, drug dealing, gang war, religious statue, crime, temperamental, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the road, heist, hitman, crime gone awry, violence, hostage, chase, on the run, robbery, maniac, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love and a .45 (1994)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, chase, heist, young lovers, store, odd couple, on the road, psychopath, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 19K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, seduction, murder, murderous pair, sexual attraction, loneliness, femme fatale, attempted murder, police investigation, obsession, cons and scams, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
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: stylized, clever, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, gunslinger, drifter, hotel, criminal, surrogate mother, sperm bank, mexican standoff, desert, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 156K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 1981, year 2011 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 94K
Running Scared (2006)
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, track down, gunfight, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crime, racism, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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