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A Brother's Badge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Detective Michael Glade, with the San Antonio police department, has wandered onto the dark side and has run afoul of the Mexican Mafia. He battles his family and feelings while riding his collision course to its ultimate outcome.
Plot: gang, mafia, drugs, betrayal, murder, police
Place: texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about police, murder, gang, drugs, crimes, betrayal and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like A Brother's Badge: And Then You Die (1987), Palermo-Milano Solo Andata (1995), Haven (2004), Cristo Rey (2013), Silent Action (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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And Then You Die
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: murder, death, cocaine, hitman, raid, video tape, loyalty, blackmail, drug dealer, gang, criminal underworld, police ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Palermo-Milano Solo Andata
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Turi Leofonte (Giannini) is a former mafioso who accepts to be a witness at a process involving very important people in the organization. For the Mafia, Leofonte is dangerous, that's why he has to be killed. A police group led by Nino Di ...
Plot: soldier, drugs, shot in the chest, police, chase, friendship, shot to death, mafia, police officer killed, prostitute, revenge, violence ...
Place: palermo italy, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   69%
 
 5.9
 6K
Haven
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, crime, parents and children, island, family relations, tax evasion, daughter, prison, master criminal, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, caribbean
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System:   71%
    User:   80%
 
 6.1
 137
Cristo Rey
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, touching
Plot: love triangle, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, romance, love and romance, gang, society, interracial relations, siblings relations, fall in love, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
 6.4
 238
Silent Action
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A small yet strange series of deaths of people working for the Ministry of Defense and the military hits Italy. Since all of the deaths seem to be accidental or suicides, no alarm bells start to ring anywhere. That's a problem, because the ...
Plot: undercover cop, shot in the back, silencer, shot in the shoulder, exploding car, surveillance, crushed to death, tape recorder, shot in the head, shot in the throat, shot point blank, hand grenade ...
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System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
Massacre for an Orgy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Luxembourg
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A police officer attempts to shut down an illegal girls-for-drugs operation (American version).
Plot: white slavery, police, lesbianism, lesbian, drugs, female nudity, sex, murder, prostitute, playing footsie, gang
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System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
 6.4
 5K
The Border
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, crime, redemption, infidelity, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, greed, crime gone awry, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
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System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
The American Soldier
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, criminal's revenge, crime, femme fatale, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, assassination, betrayal, murder, hitman ...
Place: asia, europe, germany, vietnam, munich germany
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System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
 2.2
 353
Down Time
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Plot: prison, prison rape, grudge, prison gang, bible, heroin addict, mexican american, alcatraz, power, hanging, hate, racial slur ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
 5.8
 126
Would Be Kings
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Best friends Patrick (Currie Graham) and Jamie (Ben Bass) are also cousins and cops determined to keep the streets safe and provide for their families. Their relationship suffers when they become entangled in a dangerous mix of mobsters, corruption, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, gang, betrayal, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, best friends, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tale of two gangsters from the eras of past and present, whose lives enter parallel paths as they struggle to survive within Bombay's criminal underworld.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, blind ambition, rise to the top, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
 6.5
 373
Cement
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, neo noir, drug dealing, police investigation, police corruption, addiction, drug abuse, vengeance, crimes, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
 1.4
 585
Hunting of Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A universal story with Latino characters told in an unconventional way (like Forrest Gump and Amadeus) about a man who's trying to keep his hot-headed younger brother from carrying out revenge.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, family life, family relations, dangerous animal, vengeance, gang, murder, violence, police, death, flashback, gun
Time: future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 5.5
 468
Back in Action
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Plot: green beret, buddy cop, stabbed in the chest, revenge, disguise, fire, betrayal, murder, street shootout, violence, car accident, deception ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Law of Courage
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands ...
Plot: assassination, carabinieri, sicilian, police, mafia, murder, judge
Time: 1990s
Place: sicily, italy
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System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
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Panther
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, factual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, violence, drugs, rebelliousness, interracial relations, brutality, conspiracy theory, segregation, political unrest, racism, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 5.8
 766
Betrayed at 17
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, teenage life, youth, family relations, dealing with death, high school, video, seduction, investigation, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
New Jersey Drive
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, brutality, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, gang, cars, juvenile delinquency, redemption, drug dealing, urban, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
The City Is Mine
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, criminal heroes, crime, urban ghetto, gang, drug dealing, ego clash, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, buddies, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 5.2
 321
Animal Room
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, disturbing
Plot: high school, rehabilitation, school, addiction, drug abuse, future dystopia, high school life, teenage life, gang, life is a bitch, youth, leadership ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 217
Glue Sniffer
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: homelessness, violence, police corruption, drug trafficking, domestic violence, police brutality, street life, street kid, misery, poverty, survival, child in peril ...
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 5.7
 500
Grand Pardon
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: crime, gangsters, family business, crimes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, criminal heroes, family life, law enforcement, family relations, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 1K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gang, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, chase, sadist, mafia, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.2
 304
Riot
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: racism, social decay, urban, urban ghetto life, injustice, urban ghetto, city life, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, human nature, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
Rise of the Footsoldier
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, rise to the top, drug abuse, addiction, social decay, criminal heroes, police investigation, ambition, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
 5.2
 316
Terry
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: gang, drugs/alcohol, crime, drug dealing, violence spree, murder, crimes, deadly, gangsters, drug abuse, law enforcement, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, vengeance, police corruption, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Pale Blue Balloons
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dave is a bad cop fighting a deadly heroin addiction while working a case deep inside the mafia. After killing numerous drug dealers and even undercover police officers for the mob, he is kept from his money for trivial reasons. As his drug problem ...
Plot: bad cop, shot in the stomach, sawed off shotgun, drug dealer, sleaze, crime epic, corrupt cop, mafia, gore, heroin, car chase, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Last Man Standing
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, martial arts, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 90s
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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