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Shadows & Lies (2010)
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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 them together.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, love and romance, fall in love, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, rescue, woman in danger, lovers on the run, female nudity, black panties, minimal dialogue, protective male, girl stripped down to panties
Time: contemporary
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 crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadows & Lies: The Ministers (2009), Gunshy (1998), The Butcher's Son (2009), Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995), The Rally (2010). 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: crime, danger, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, romancing a criminal, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, urban, murderous pair, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 870
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, writer's life, unlikely criminals, love and romance, gangsters, crime, fall in love, love triangle, dishonesty, journalism, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, crimes, hitman, dishonesty, political corruption, betrayal, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger, vigilantism, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crime, chases and races, fugitives, crimes, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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: realistic, rough, serious, christian film
Plot: urban, crimes, crime, gangsters, city life, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, society, church, drug addict, gangsta ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police corruption, survival, on the run, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.8
 431
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, criminal's revenge, hopes, love affair, criminal heroes, crime, lovers on the run, love and romance, going straight, chases and races, crimes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, hitman, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime, gang, gangster, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, bar, criminal heroes, robbery, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, crime, hitman, crimes, blackmail, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, on the run, danger, life turned upside down
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, couple relations, mystery, gangsters, samurai, dishonesty, deadly, ghost, murder, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, crimes, murder, urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, prison, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: gloomy, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, rivalry, mind game, couples, deadly, vengeance, confined, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.4
 211
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, bank, police corruption, crime gone awry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 639
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, false accusation, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, female stalker, secretary, identity theft, photocopier
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, unfulfillment, low lives, dishonesty, deadly, danger, husband wife relationship, shooting, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: working undercover, fall in love, crimes, crime, friendship, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, rivalry, crime, gangsters, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, rise and fall, ambition, ego clash
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: 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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, going straight, crime, rivalry, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fashion designer marries a lawyer only to discover that his father is an imfamous mafia don.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: love affair, special agents, legal action, crime, fall in love, love and romance, gangsters, crimes, family relations, drug dealing, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, rise and fall, ambition, gang, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, unfulfillment, crimes, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: yuppie, law enforcement, drug dealing, society, urban, juvenile delinquency, collector, police investigation, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, dishonesty, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 60
Johnny Virus (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the tradition of V for Vendetta, Underworld and X Men, Johnny Virus takes place in the Chicago Underworld of futuristic 1940's.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, anti heroes, vengeance, rivalry, danger, assassination, crimes, chaos and mayhem, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, mob hit ...
Time: 40s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, obsession, love triangle, gang, dangerous attraction, uninhibited rivalry, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 591
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: criminal heroes, siblings relations, city life, manipulations, crime, gangsters, crimes, parents and children, aging, urban, murder, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: chases and races, fall in love, confined, gangsters, love and romance, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, romance, rivalry, nursing, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 1K
Once Fallen (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden GlobeĀ® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: criminal heroes, hopes, gangsters, fall in love, starting over, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, crime, family life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, deadly, drug dealing, low lives, urban ghetto, urban, misfit, society, juvenile delinquency, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%