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El padrino (2004)
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El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. In a world where a man wants everything, he may end up with nothing.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, murder, urban ghetto, father son relationship, addiction, parents and children, society, working undercover, law enforcement, police corruption, drug abuse, going straight, urban ghetto life, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, murder, gang, criminal heroes, drug dealing and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like El padrino: The Line (2009), Consignment (2007), Snitch'd (2003), Mexican Gangster (2008), Corrupt (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
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The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, gangsters, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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 6.0
 99
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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100%
 2.0
 197
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, going straight, family relations, society, murder, revenge, smuggling, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 2.7
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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37%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gang, police investigation, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 246
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, violence, gunfight, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 9K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, racism, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, prison life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.3
 22K
Pusher II (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, drug dealing, going straight, gang, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, friends, parents and children, partners, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 399
Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, rape victim, poverty, urban ghetto, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school, against the odds, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, dangerous attraction, love triangle, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, dishonesty, gang, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, graphic violence, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, drug dealing, murder, prison, life is a bitch, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, police investigation, life is a bitch, tragic love, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations, immigrants, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)
Genre: Musical, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, tough heroes, gangsters, partners, gang, drug dealing, rivalry, murder, vengeance, social decay, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
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36%
 5.5
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Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, going straight, parents and children, crimes, society, life is a bitch, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 977
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, starting over, criminal heroes, redemption, society, gangsters, crimes, social misfits, haunted by the past, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, vengeance, hip hop, gangsters, urban ghetto life, crimes, going straight, moral dilemma, introspection, drug dealing, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
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Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, dysfunctional family, hip hop, life philosophy, character study, life, crimes, performer's life, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 704
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, dealer, drug abuse, law enforcement, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, fish out of water, law enforcement, crimes, culture clash, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, tough heroes, organized crime, bandit ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, usa, france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, police corruption, drug dealer, police shootout, drug dealing, fighting crime, undercover, against the rules, rebellion, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 279
Black Eye (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ex-police officer operating a private detective business comes face to face with a syndicate-backed dope ring.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug dealing, private detective, urban ghetto life, who done it, cons and scams, gambling, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, investigation, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, grudge, heroin, friendship, police shootout, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, hitman, psychopath, car chase, drug abuse, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All in the Game (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When East Baltimore drug King Pin, Ontario Banks (Nelson Irizarry) decides he wants total control of the entire city-wide drug trade, he enlists the help of his closest friends, Lucky (Micaiah Jones), Vince (Chris Clanton) and Littles (Kelvin Page), ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitution, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, mafia, murder, urban setting, war, heroin, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%