Movies like How It All Went Down

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How It All Went Down (2003)
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How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, epic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, crimes, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, addiction, femme fatale, filmmaking, strip club, girl in bra and panties, school, crime, urban, strong female presence, prostitution, drugs, gun, stripper, filmmaker, drug overdose, partial female nudity, red bra, semi autobiographical
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to How It All Went Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, crime, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like How It All Went Down: Protégé (2007), Loaded (2008), On the Doll (2007), Shooters (2002), Snow on tha Bluff (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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 4.5
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Loaded (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young, wealthy club kid's life spirals downward into an out-of-control world of drugs, sex and violence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug abuse, sexual relations, gang, dangerous attraction, addiction, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, danger, life is a bitch, drug overdose ...
Time: contemporary
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72%
 5.4
 1K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, victim, youth, childhood trauma, prostitute, high school, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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65%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, down on your luck, stoners, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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61%
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, vengeance, couples, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion, beating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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58%
 5.1
 2K
Sweet Karma (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mute Russian girl infiltrates Toronto's underground sex trade to avenge the death of her sister.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex trafficking, sexploitation, strip club, mute, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, mute or deaf, drugs/alcohol, forced prostitution, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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La Linea - 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, deadly, mentally unstable, law enforcement, criminal heroes, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 1K
Sugarhouse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom is a middle-class city boy whose life has reached breaking point. he thinks D - a young desperate drug addict can give him what he needs. But what D’s offering comes with more than just a price tag…. Tom is completely out of his depth when ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, master criminal, gangsters, drug abuse, love affair, collision, psychopath, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: redemption, addiction, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, crimes, obsessive quest, drugs, murder, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Seen at Angkor (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Singapore
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeremy Oden returns to Cambodia four years after his fiance disappeared from the streets.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, kidnapping, crimes, private detective, immigrants, prostitute, amateur detective, deadly, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, thailand, laos, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All in the Game (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitution, drug dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, mafia, urban setting, murder, inner city, crime, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, introspection, crimes, obsession, injustice, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, danger, deadly, crimes, sexual relations, couples, gory, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 1K
Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, vice squad, neo noir, drug dealer, policewoman, female police officer, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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My Baby Is Missing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenna Davis, a single working mother, wakes up at home to discover she's delivered a stillborn baby girl. Is the child a victim of a cunning prenatal nurse who no one remembers seeing or is she the victim of her mother's own fractured ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, pregnancy, baby, protagonist as suspect, drugged, baby girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, nightlife, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, losing-it hero, fighting crime, life is a bitch, social decay, vengeance, crimes, deadly, society, crime, disability, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set over the course of a New Year's Eve night in the Croatian port city of Split, where it follows three parallel plots. The first plot line features a small-time drug dealer Nike (Marinko Prga) and a young widow Marija (Nives ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, murder, neo noir, crimes, juvenile delinquency, dealer, new year, drug dealing, small town, new year's eve, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia
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41%
 5.9
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Thumper (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, realistic, rough ...
Plot: undercover agent, drug abuse, secret agents, social differences, tough law enforcer, government agency, meth lab, drug dealing, fighting crime, undercover cop, addiction, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
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L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, aids, prostitute, bureaucracy, life is a bitch, partners against crime, society, legal action, dishonesty, rebellion, drug dealing, legal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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40%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
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The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
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Wolf (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, crimes, social decay, moral dilemma, immigrants, society, ambition, kickboxing, danger, graphic violence, cross country, boxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%