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, death, crimes, police, murder, gun and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Horror genres. Some movies like Jud: The Visitors (1972), Taxi Driver (1976), Tracks (1976), House of Sand and Fog (2003), American Pastoral (2016). 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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: veteran, rape, hostage, revenge, vietnam veteran, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, legal, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
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95%
 8.3
 710K
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, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, obsession, character study, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, united states, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.4
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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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: soldier, train, homecoming, friendship, mentally unstable, military, war, friends, psychopath, battles, mental illness, vietnam war ...
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, human nature, life is a bitch, tragedy, compassion, anger, debt ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: rough, emotional, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, terrorism, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, hiding, manhunt, beauty queen, political activism, hare krishna ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 14K
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, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., 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, combat, vietnam war, post traumatic stress disorder, house
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: teens, kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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52%
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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, one night stand ...
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, friends, graduation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, pornography, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
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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: violence, bank robbery, blood, hostage, father son relationship, wound, cash, caucasian, suit and tie, bullet, gunshot, sheriff ...
⇓ 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: disturbing, suspenseful, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 299
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: robbery, heist, ex convict, corruption, wound, gun, laser gun, jewelry store, beer, police, cash register, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, homecoming, vigilantism, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, social relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, vietnam, usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3K
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, crime, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, 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, killing spree, vietnam war, forced suicide, nihilism, skydiving, vietnam war veteran, revenge, vietnam veteran, murder
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, drug addiction, addiction, loss of friend, overdose, thief, couples, robbery, junkie, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: rough, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vandalism, suburbs, police, juvenile delinquent, teen angst, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, society, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, deadly, crime, rivalry, buddies, crimes, death wish ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, el paso texas, san antonio texas ...
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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, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, university, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 16K
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, family relations, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, 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, colombia, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, twists & turns, gunfight, hitman, cocaine, drugs, crime, drugs/alcohol, boxing, criminal heroes, heroin, stylish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 123K
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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, street gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, film within a film, missing person, neo noir, bondage, perversion, peep show, father, porn industry, missing child, striptease ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, frame up, blood, revenge, biker, motorcycle, vigilante, hippie, motorcycle gang, violence, vietnam veteran, police ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, sniper, gas station, on the road, convicted felon, texas ranger, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ 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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, experimental
Plot: on the run, escape, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, in the woods, teenage life, human nature, prison life, urban ghetto life, bus, prison, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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