Movies like Willie Dynamite

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Willie Dynamite (1974)
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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 while it is still possible.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, urban, downfall, drug dealing, going straight, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, society, life is a bitch, cons and scams, drug abuse, isolation, injustice, city life, lifestyle, violence, female nudity, cocaine, drugs, throat slitting, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Willie Dynamite

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, urban, city life and drug dealing mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Willie Dynamite: Zooey (2006), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), The Mack (1973), Blue Hill Avenue (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, romance, urban, downfall, drug dealing, village, urban ghetto, going straight, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, racism, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban, going straight, urban ghetto, interracial relations, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, crime, ocean or sea, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 2K
The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, starting over, urban ghetto, police corruption, urban, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, betrayal, urban ghetto, going straight, urban, friendship, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, social misfits, arms dealing, crime, urban ghetto, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, crime, urban, urban ghetto, rich and poor, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, racism, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, city life, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 118
Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: violence, prostitute, redemption, gang, gangsters, crime, love, corruption, prostitution, drug dealing, hospital, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 396
Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: surreal, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, prison, going straight, urban, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, kidnapping, urban, police corruption, social decay, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: drug dealing, gunshot wound, youth gang, prostitute, urban ghetto life, transsexual, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, illegal prostitution, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Street Smart (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: prostitute, pimp, journalism, crime, urban, protagonist as suspect, journalist, racism, court case, uncover truth, media satire, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gloomy, rough, realistic
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, prison, gang, convict, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crime, gangsters, buddies, urban, going straight, criminal heroes, city life, crimes, society, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: drug dealing, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, urban, going straight, rehabilitation, innocence lost, destructive relationship, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gang, employer employee relationship, machismo, gang war, mexican american, gang member, urban, rich and poor, sibling relationship, latinx lead, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, dark humor, realistic
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, friendship, crime, social decay, suburbs, suburban life, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 936
Bucktown (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brother, small town, police corruption, racism, bar, prostitute, betrayal, criminal's revenge, vengeance, nightclub, crime, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealing, addiction, heroin, rehabilitation, african american, juvenile delinquency, urban, urban ghetto, crime, going straight, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 277
Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gas station, realism, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, going straight, innocence lost, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, urban, addiction, crime, down on your luck, drug abuse, mental illness, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 399
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, crime, buddies, college, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 167
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough
Plot: immigrants, drugs/alcohol, crime, urban, crimes, society, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, gangsters, prostitute, starting over, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, union, fight, transsexual, transvestism, social decay, crime, society, urban, sex, sexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, politics, political corruption, racism, human nature, parents and children, urban, child, xenophobia, vietnam war, police corruption, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, downfall, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: urban, youth, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, crime, social misfits, postmodernism, strong sexual content, illegal drugs, social differences, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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