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, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crimes, drug abuse, drug dealing, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, society, urban, lifestyle, isolation, city life, downfall, social decay, going straight, cons and scams, urban ghetto, 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 crimes, society, crime, life is a bitch, urban, city life and drug dealing mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Willie Dynamite: Zooey (2006), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), Blue Hill Avenue (2001), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), The Mack (1973). 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: serious, bleak, gloomy, rough, realistic
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, city life, going straight, love affair, downfall, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, best friends, drugs/alcohol, village life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: psychological, rough, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, ocean or sea, crime, city life, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto, society, urban, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, drug abuse, friendship, urban ghetto life, crime, city life, crimes, life is a bitch, working undercover, criminal heroes, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: racism, drug dealing, family life, going straight, social decay, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, family relations, society, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, interracial relations, life is a bitch, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.8
 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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, dark humor
Plot: redemption, prostitute, violence, city life, urban ghetto life, gangsters, crime, down on your luck, leadership, social decay, deadly, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, crime, city life, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, murder, arms dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, society, urban, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, interracial relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, runaway, drug dealer, criminal heroes, on the run, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, tough heroes, youth, danger, drug dealing, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 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: bleak, serious, gloomy, surreal, rough ...
Plot: crimes, crime, gays and lesbians, city life, criminal heroes, social misfits, low lives, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealing, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.1
 1K
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto life, social misfits, going straight, social decay, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 986
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: tough heroes, coming of age, destiny, gang, juvenile delinquency, campaign, ghetto, law enforcement, teenage life, social decay, going straight, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, drug dealing, youth gang, gunshot wound, urban ghetto life, going straight, nightshift, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 8K
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, realistic, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, crime, ambition, racism, drug dealing, going straight, buddies, social decay, down on your luck, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.6
 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, realistic, dark humor
Plot: drug dealing, prostitute, suburban life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, youth, friends, crimes, crime, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, rough, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, crime, hopes, crimes, innocence lost, gang, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.6
 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, heroin, addiction, drug dealing, african american, rehabilitation, teenage life, youth, urban, society, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: bleak, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gang, employer employee relationship, gang war, machismo, mexican american, gang member, life is a bitch, crime, city life, crimes, siblings relations, urban ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: youth, friendship, gangsters, college, siblings relations, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, crimes, urban ghetto life, crime, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gas station, gang, crimes, urban ghetto life, social misfits, crime, society, innocence lost, against the odds, urban, youth, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: crime gone awry, addiction, gang, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, rivalry, friendship, murder, prison, alcohol abuse, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 2K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: prostitute, journalism, pimp, media satire, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, media, frame up, society, make believe ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sincere, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, urban, drug abuse, kids in trouble, deadly, realism, social decay, nightlife, postmodernism, teenage life, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: rough, captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, life is a bitch, urban, lifestyle, human nature, society, social decay, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, city life, crime, crimes, urban, society, rise and fall, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new orleans, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, orphan, on the run, survival, lifestyle, society, urban, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, gangsters, showbiz, starting over, urban, society, prostitute, survival, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia herzegovina, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, small town, police corruption, bar, racism, betrayal, brother, society, urban, rivalry, opposites attract, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, city life, urban ghetto life, social misfits, crime, down on your luck, gangsters, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, ambition, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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