Movies like Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn

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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, bleak, realistic
Plot: crimes, vengeance, starting over, gangsters, gang, betrayal, parents and children, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, crime, graphic violence, hopes, urban, dishonesty, master criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, sexual content, profanity, female nudity, voyeur, lust, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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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 crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, dishonesty and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn: Federal Protection (2002), Beyond the Trophy (2012), Madso's War (2010), Tha Eastsidaz (2000), Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, social decay, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
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95%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.7
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Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, undercover, partners, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, vengeance, motorcycle race, social relations, dishonesty, motorcycle chase, tough heroes, danger, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Mafia (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, and Robert Patrick headline this throwback action thriller set in 1975, and following a renegade cop who skirts the law in order to capture a ruthless crime boss.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, graphic violence, mafia, police officer, murder, profanity, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.1
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Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, partners, betrayal, rivalry, bollywood, safecracker, caper, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 Globe® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, fall in love, family relations, estrangement, hopes, gangsters, family life, love and romance, parents and children, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, police detective, vengeance, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, partners against crime, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, gang, crimes, family relations, going straight, urban ghetto, society, mexican american, murder, smuggling, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, danger, rivalry, betrayal, murder, haunted by the past, starting over, chase, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Kane Files: Life of Trial (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Scott Kane (Drew Fuller), a man with a checkered past is trying to live a clean life. When his son Owen falls ill, Kane finds his only option is to turn to Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), the local kingpin of the criminal underworld. Morgan offers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, wanted, family relations, vengeance, rivalry, going straight, on the run, escape, manhunt, abduction, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 2K
Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, fighting crime, gang, rivalry, murder, danger, brutality, society, police investigation, redemption, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, hip hop, vengeance, drug dealing, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.4
 21K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, betrayal, uncover truth, track down, small town, crimes, dishonesty, police shootout, graphic violence, profanity, chases and races, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 740
Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police investigation, femme fatale, rescue, police detective, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, redemption, danger, crimes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, family relations, working class, siblings relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, neo noir, surrealism, sexual content, profanity, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 4K
Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, gang, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)
Genre: Musical, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, murder, vengeance, social decay, tough heroes, gangsters, drug dealing, gang, partners, rivalry, city life, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, going straight, danger, criminal heroes, tough heroes, hitman, prisoner, violence, martial arts, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%