Movies like Jud

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Jud (1971)
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Jud (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet, Jud Carney. returns to Los Angeles at Christmas time, finds out it's not how he thought it was going to be. When Jud discovers his fiancee has left him, he moves into a boarding house peopled with "types." Flashback memories of the war and the suicide of fellow house resident, reduce Jud to a broken and bitter man.
Plot: christmas, gay, mental breakdown, vietnam war, police, violence, depression, suicide, soldier, unrequited love, gun, beach, cemetery, fiancee, taxi, tattoo, dancer, massacre, nightclub, bus, cult, boarding house, nightmare, waitress, anger ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and thought provoking films with plots about violence, crimes, murder, gun, death, police and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Jud: The Visitors (1972), Taxi Driver (1976), Tracks (1976), American Pastoral (2016), House of Sand and Fog (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: veteran, hostage, revenge, vietnam veteran, rape, psychopath, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, courtroom drama, legal, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
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95%
 8.3
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Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: train, soldier, friendship, homecoming, friends, battles, vietnam war, buddies, psychopath, war, military, mental illness ...
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: emotional, rough, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, teenage girl, terrorism, dysfunctional family, hiding, manhunt, beauty queen, political activism, social criticism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, loss of son, tragic event, down on your luck, life is a bitch, human nature, tragedy, compassion, debt, police officer ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, gun, rape, crimes, crime, kids in trouble, family life, working class, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, friendship, bribery, police detective, testimony, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cease Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. Only after joining a veterans' therapy group does Tim ...
Plot: nightmare, vietnam veteran, support group, house, combat, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam war
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, confession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 18K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, hedonism, friendship, college, prostitute, coming of age, cocaine, decadence, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 9K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, family relations, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
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Born Bad (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers rob a bank, causing a deadly standoff.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: cash, father son relationship, money, blood, robbery, gun, hostage, teenager, bullet, sniper, blood on face, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, injustice, society, gender, crime, dedicated lawyer, crimes, state affairs, against the rules, legal investigation, gays and lesbians, legal action ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, homecoming, vigilantism, human nature, unemployment, social relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, south dakota, usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, life is a bitch, interracial relations, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, city life, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Friends Need Killing (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam veteran goes on a killing spree, targeting the men with whom he served in the army.
Plot: proto-slasher, vietnam war, killing spree, forced suicide, skydiving, vietnam war veteran, murder, revenge, vietnam veteran, nihilism
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Over the Edge (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vandalism, suburbs, teen angst, juvenile delinquent, police, crimes, crime, teenage life, youth, profanity, graphic violence, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, death wish, rivalry, buddies, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, dishonesty, deadly, gory, law enforcement, crimes, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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40%
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, friendship, addiction, thief, loss of friend, overdose, couples, robbery, group therapy, junkie, pharmacy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cool Breeze (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A paroled crook masterminds a $3 million jewelry theft to fund a bank for businessmen.
Plot: heist, robbery, ex convict, bus trip, beauty pageant, jewel thief, bookie, released from prison, safecracking, diner, baby crying, insurance ...
Place: los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: gang, violence spree, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crime, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, las vegas ...
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38%
 7.7
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Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, street gang, party, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, interesting, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gunfight, hitman, twists & turns, crime, boxing, drugs/alcohol, cocaine, neo noir, criminal heroes, violence, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 9K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, bondage, film within a film, perversion, missing person, neo noir, peep show, striptease, father, porn industry, missing child ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, journalism, law enforcement, couples, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, frame up, violence, police, vigilante, motorcycle, biker, motorcycle gang, blood, hippie, revenge, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Trans (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ryan Kazinski, 16, is in juvenile detention in Fort Myers, Florida. He gets away one day, and the world is all before him: where should he go, what should he do? Should he try to find his mom? Should he head for Colorado, where he's daydreamed ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, experimental, realistic
Plot: on the run, escape, bus, juvenile delinquency, on the road, prison, in the woods, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, urban ghetto life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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