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West 32nd (2007)
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West 32nd (2007)
Original name: 웨스트 32번가
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: ambition, lawyer, korean american, gangsters, crimes, crime, blind ambition, society, deadly, hotshot lawyer, fish out of water, tough heroes, mafia, murder, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, deadly, gangsters, murder, rivalry and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like West 32nd: The Ministers (2009), Honor Thy Father (1973), One Eyed King (2001), Crazy Joe (1974), Boss of Bosses (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: chases and races, crime, danger, rivalry, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, murderous pair, romancing a criminal, urban, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Honor Thy Father (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joseph Bologna stars as Bill Bonanno in this made-for-television adaptation of the controversial bestseller from Gay Talese, chronicling the rise of New York's infamous Bonanno organized crime family. When his father disappears in 1964 and Bill ...
Style: realistic, cynical, rough, serious, semi documentary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, tough heroes, ambition, crimes, gangsters, gays and lesbians, crime, deadly, murder, machine gun, mafia, shot to death ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 376
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, gangster, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 370
Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, store, society, heist, restaurant, godparent, deadly, gang, psychopath, murder, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, legal investigation, working undercover, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, godparent, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: arms dealing, life is a bitch, deadly, juvenile delinquency, misfit, society, urban, heist, low lives, urban ghetto, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 420
The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, yakuza, crime, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, society, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, political corruption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, heroes, betrayal, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, murder, gang, small time, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crime, love and romance, unfulfilled love, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 1K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crime, crimes, downfall, ambition, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 53
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, christian film
Plot: society, city life, crime, crimes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, dishonesty, urban, drug addict, church, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, family business, family relations, rise and fall, ambition, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crime, crimes, gangsters, ego clash
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Little New York (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 565
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 723
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.2
 852
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: rescue, rivalry, love and romance, gangsters, lovers on the run, fall in love, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 233
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, prison, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, blind ambition, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 777
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, gory, deadly, crime, crimes, vengeance, kidnapping, danger, vigilantism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 151
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, rough
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Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, on the run, survival, police corruption, vengeance, cons and scams, special agents, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.0
 2K
Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 106
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, deadly, rescue, gangsters, crimes, danger, mafia, hitman, drugs, gangster
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 2K
Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, hopes, crime, heroes, parents and children, danger, woman in danger, race against time, daring rescue, disorder, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 4K
Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, touching ...
Plot: police detective, ambition, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, talented, homicide detective, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: rough, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crime, crimes, childhood sweetheart, vengeance, mafia, irish, ambition, society, ethics, code ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, ambition, rise and fall, gang, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 613
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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