Movies like Southie

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Southie (1998)
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Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, crime, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, buddies, criminal heroes, rivalry, homecoming, uninhibited rivalry, family in crisis, mafia, casino, murder, smoking, bar, gangster, irish american, hit and run
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa

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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, crime, family relations, gangsters, society, criminal heroes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Southie: Kings of South Beach (2007), Grand Pardon (1982), Red Zone (2003), Night at the Golden Eagle (2001), Cymbeline (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kings of South Beach (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This fact-based crime thriller details the downfall of Miami's hottest nightclub. Chris Troiano owns the trendiest nightclub in all of South Beach; a place where the line always winds down the block and only the most beautiful people make it ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, downfall, bankruptcy, nightlife, nightclub, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, abuse, addiction, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, graphic violence, police detective, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, family life, family business, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, partners, best friends, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family relations, gang, infidelity, master criminal, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, police corruption, rivalry, crime, betrayal, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, witnessing a crime, samurai, ghost, rivalry, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, crime, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mafia, murder, revenge, monastery, filicide, gangsters, rivalry, betrayal, family life, crime, uninhibited rivalry, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, crimes, family relations, family life, crime, daughter, father, gangsters, aerial combat, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, swashbuckler, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, urban ghetto, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, mafia, rivalry, unlikely criminals, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, crime, gangsters, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 193
True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, partners, youth, unfulfillment, going straight, buddies, crimes, drug dealing, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
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Dallas 362 (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, biting, suspense
Plot: friendship, going straight, parents and children, youth, social decay, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, family life, buddies, society, dysfunctional family, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, infidelity, heist, family problems, buddies, crime, downfall, crimes, haunted by the past, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, aging, crimes, single parent, going straight, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, high school, friendship, kidnapping, teenage life, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime, gang, downfall, ocean, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, crimes, family problems, estrangement, reunion, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, gun held to head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
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Getting Out (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Breaking out of prison with a child in her womb and a dream of a normal existence, Arlene Holsclaw (Rebecca De Mornay) resolves to get a job and lead a good, Christian life. But the ghosts from her past -- including an ex-boyfriend (Rob Knepper) who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, prison, custody, hopes, crime, life is a bitch, society, going straight, crimes, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, gang, society, contests and competitions, youth, crime gone awry, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, siblings relations, family relations, rivalry, politics, crimes, ambition, gang, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, legal action, vigilantism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, murder, stripper, henchman, deception, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangster, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 395
Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: twentysomething life, life is a bitch, working class, best friends, friendship, friends, society, nothing to lose, parents and children, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%