Movies like Row Your Boat

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Row Your Boat (1999)
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Row Your Boat (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jon Bon Jovi plays Jamey Meadows, a man newly released from prison who has found himself homeless on the crazy streets of New York City. Slowly, he must try to build his life up from the gutter. Resisting constant offers from his brother, played by William Forsythe (Dick Tracy, The Rock, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo) to rejoin the insidious world of crime, Meadows takes a menial job as a door to door census worker. Among his many encounters throughout this job, he meets a young Chinese immigrant who is just as unhappy in her life as he is in his. These two slowly hit it off and a relationship gradually begins to develop between them. Can Jamey Meadows learn to live in this new life, or will the temptations of his old ways drag him back to where he started?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, homeless, prison, romance, crimes, fall in love, criminal heroes, love, gangsters, criminal, gunfight, chinese, smuggler, baby, male female relationship, immigrants, gang warfare, ex convict, husband wife relationship, threat, interracial romance, brother brother relationship, illegal immigrant, mother child relationship, mother in law ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Row Your Boat: Lookin' Italian (1994), Hell's Kitchen (1998), China Girl (1987), A New York Heartbeat (2013), Virgil Bliss (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lookin' Italian (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After an unfortunate incident causes him to leave the "family business" and move to Los Angeles, Vinny Pallazzo is living a quiet life. When his nephew, Anthony, moves in with him, Vinny slowly learns to live life to the fullest again. ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: revenge, gang, crimes, criminal heroes, hopes, gangsters, going straight, introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california
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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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, murder, friendship, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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China Girl (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage lovers Tony (Richard Panebianco) and Tyan-Hwa (Sari Chang) tip the balance of power in New York's Little Italy and Chinatown.
Style: romantic, serious, realistic, tragic ending, modern day adaptation
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, racism, gangsters, gang, italian mafia, teenager, street gang, shakespeare, organized crime, restaurant, tragedy ...
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
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A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: serious, suspenseful, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal's revenge, fall in love, crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, romance, youth, rivalry, love and romance, vengeance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: prostitute, going straight, prison, starting over, downfall, redemption, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely criminals, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, brooklyn new york city ...
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Silver Man (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal's revenge, hotshot hero, hitman, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry, romance, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Love Child (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the prison she will be pregnant by a jailer and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, women in prison, pregnancy, couples, family relations, battles, babies and infants, betrayal, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida
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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, tense, rough, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, jealousy, eavesdropping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Thieves Like Us (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Plot: murder, great depression, gangsters, heist, prison, bank robbery, lovers on the run, on the run, thief, female nudity, love, bank ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime family, parents and children, unlikely criminals, mind game, crimes, love affair, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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F.T.W. (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man and a woman running from their pasts are trapped on a collision course with the future. Frank T. Wells, a newly-released ex-con looking for a few acres of freedom on the rodeo circuit. Scarlett Stuart, a wild beautiful woman on the run from a ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, rough
Plot: brother sister incest, prison, rodeo, bank, on the run, renegade, couples, on the road, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montana
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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: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, city life, chaos and mayhem, urban ghetto life, murder, down on your luck, urban ghetto, low lives, arms dealing, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, reporter, erotica, bandit, journalist, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, journalism, gangsters, writer's life, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, police, unlikely friendships, brutality, conspiracy theory, jewish, judaism, who done it, mystery, orthodox jew ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, israel, usa, san francisco
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dreaming of ascending the underworld ladder and gaining revenge on his sadistic boss, Sal, a Mafia flunky, Frankie, tries to take a step in the right direction by "saving" an exploited, drug-addicted porn actress, Margaret.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, sexual
Plot: gangsters, sidekick, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, redemption, love, rape, sex crime, italian mafia, filmmaking, gambling, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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38%
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Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, family business, crimes, murder, money, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kings of South Beach (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, downfall, bankruptcy, nightlife, nightclub, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, addiction, abuse, false identity, right hand man ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, betrayal, gangsters, witness protection program, television, dishonesty, ghost, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, mystery, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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American Visa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Bolivia, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, couples, estrangement, politics, society, crimes, love and romance, immigrants, romance, starting over, visa, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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David (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: love, gangsters, musician, criminal heroes, love and romance, romance, hopes, crimes, village, multiple storylines, fisherman, destiny
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: london, england, asia, india, goa india
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35%
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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, talky, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, crimes, sexual abuse, prison gang, gangsters, racism, rape, mafia, violence, juvenile delinquency, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Awarapan is the story of man called Shivam (Emraan Hashmi) who searched for joy but found nothing but pain and loneliness. It is the journey of a godless heartbroken lover who in order to escape from the ghosts of his tragic past dedicates himself ...
Style: romantic, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: unrequited love, redemption, hitman, atheist, tragic love, gangsters, love, love and romance, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime boss, italian mafia, organized crime, entrepreneur, city life, vengeance, testimony, law enforcement, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, hidden identity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, infidelity, murder, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Magnet (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends, all around 30, who live in the Le Panier district of Marseille, France. It's not a bad life, made up of slightly shady dealings, nights out, sun and just hanging out. But the neighborhood is an inescapable ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, friends, working class, musician's life, society, buddies, crimes, racism, twentysomething life, hip hop, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, bleak, romantic ...
Plot: love affair, couples, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, student life, destructive relationship, college, romance, lie, dancing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Night and the City (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: boxing, lawyer, empire, waitress, power relations, career change, dishonesty, betrayal, criminal heroes, unlikely couple, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Under New Management (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sparks and bullets fly when a Wall Street yuppie must steer a Brooklyn mob crew legit before a beautiful FBI agent can build RICO indictments against them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: love affair, gang, rivalry, working undercover, crimes, betrayal, special agents, mafia, investigation, gangsters, fbi, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Life Tastes Good (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Crime - A quirky tale that brings together a murder, poisonous mushrooms and a mysterious woman to reveal the ephemeral beauty of life and the unforgiving nature of death. It is the story of a rogue mobster who finds love in the darkest days of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: reincarnation, graphic violence, love affair, fall in love, murder, sexual relations, estrangement, love and romance, crimes, mysterious character, amateur detective, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%