Movies like Sonny Boy 1989

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Sonny Boy (1989)
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Sonny Boy (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small-town car thief and his transvestite wife come across an abandoned infant; they amputate his tongue and train him for a life in crime.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, gang, psychopath, kidnapping, transvestism, graphic violence, captivity, on the run, mute or deaf, strong violent content, criminal heroes, deadly, profanity, cannibal, motorcycle, pyramid, billiards, gun, cannibalism, baby, child abuse, kiss, fire, mute, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, midwest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, crime, graphic violence and danger mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sonny Boy: October 22 (1998), Dead Cold (1995), Midnight Heat (1996), True Blood (1989), For the Love of Money (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 314
October 22 (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A wounded man makes a desperate call, reporting that a gunman is holding a coffee shop hostage and shooting anyone he pleases -- but when the SWAT team shows up, the madman opens fire. Through flashbacks, a waitress serves an array of customers, all ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, swat, confined, crime, crimes, deadly, hostages, hostage, diner, strong violent content, profanity, one day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 201
Dead Cold (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a carjacking leaves L.A. screenwriter Eric recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, wife Alicia nurses him back to health. Four months later, the two depart for a second honeymoon in an idyllic setting in the mountains. They are snuggly ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mountain, graphic violence, danger, crimes, deadly, life turned upside down, profanity, couple relations, murder, car theft, snowstorm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.9
 376
Midnight Heat (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John Gray, a mild-mannered banker, gets hit by a car and loses most of his memory. When he gets out of the hospital, he has flashbacks which do not fit with his current life. After a strange telephone call and a murder attempt on his wife, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: bank, banker, amnesia, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, heist, murder, vengeance, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 418
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 ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: going straight, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 947
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, police investigation, murder, serial killer, rivalry, crimes, deadly, gangsters, contests and competitions, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 251
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: hostage, chases and races, save the day, kidnapping, hijacking, small town, captivity, profanity, escape, hostages, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.0
 134
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, graphic violence, in the woods, parents and children, small town, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 472
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, danger, crimes, escapades, buddies, gang, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, murder, rave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 640
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, cons and scams, odd couple, on the run, criminal heroes, store, partners, criminal's revenge, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 3K
Run (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, fugitives, gangsters, crimes, crime, investigation, criminal's revenge, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, tough heroes, investigation, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, death in the family, graphic violence, heroes, deadly, one man army, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, legal investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, danger, deadly, woman in danger, fall in love, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, uninhibited rivalry, woman in danger, deadly, rescue, adventure, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3.4
 827
Road Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The highway to hell runs straight through a college campus in this compelling thriller about a killer truck. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives the girl a lift home. But once on the road, the situation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: car chase, stalking, deadly, chase, on the road, college life, out of the way, psychopath, crimes, danger, college, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of crazy bikers meet up with a group of drug-addicted hippies in a small town, but the two roving factions are soon at odds with one another and chaos ensues.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: biker, hippie, motorcycle chase, on the road, gang, psychopath, deadly, drug dealing, crimes, tough heroes, biker gang, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hurricane Smith (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: deadly, chases and races, danger, kidnapping, fish out of water, crime, drug dealing, gang, crimes, rivalry, adventure, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 21
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 390
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: vengeance, soldier, vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 574
War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: racism, graphic violence, mountain, heroes, society, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, opposites attract, rivalry, strong violent content, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery, and his driver. They were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, based on true events, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, group of friends, heist, gangsters, abduction, betrayal, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, amsterdam, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.2
 564
Firestorm (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, chaos, police investigation, race against time, crimes, danger, law enforcement, evacuation, firefighter, fire, firefighting, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 454
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, deadly, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, chases and races, crime, vengeance, missing person, heist, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 602
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, injustice, false accusation, murder, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 856
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 476
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, vengeance, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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