Movies like Kona Coast

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Kona Coast (1968)
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Kona Coast (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sam Moran (Richard Boone) is a Honolulu charter-boat captain who leads fishing expeditions in the tropical paradise. When his daughter is found murdered at the party of a wealthy young playboy, he seeks the truth about the murder. Convinced the playboy is guilty, he enlists the help of his friend Kittibelle (Joan Blondell), who runs an alcohol abuse treatment center. Sam runs into a wall of silence obviously built by hush money and islanders fearful of reprisals from the rich and powerful family. The determined dad fights to uncover the information that will land the murderer in jail as he avenges the death of his daughter.
Plot: recovering alcoholic, drug addict, monkey, police officer, police, party, death, murder, beach, bullying, alcohol abuse, fisherman, homosexual, boat, drug addiction, interrogation, heroin addict, beach party, old love, drowning, death of friend, fishing boat, death by drowning, henchman, murder of daughter ...
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, neo noir and suspense films with plots about murder, police, drugs, police officer, death, gun and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Kona Coast: Down Time (2001), Less Than Zero (1987), The Lawbreakers (1961), The Awakening of Candra (1983), Mean Creek (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Down Time (2001)
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, ...
Style: realistic, rough, tense, serious, cult film
Plot: prison gang, prison, jail, gang, racism, power, police, revenge, grudge, drug addict, murder, latin ...
Place: mexico
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 6.4
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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, sexy, light, intense, road movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, friendship, drug addict, addiction, drugs, drug abuse, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, loyalty ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lawbreakers (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a scheme to double-cross the syndicate and steal its money, and of a police commissioner '​s efforts to investigate homicides that take place as the scheme unfolds while also fighting corruption in the city government and ...
Style: noir
Plot: exotic dancer, gangsters, crooked lawyer, train station, car accident, promotion, organized crime, murder, unfaithful husband, blackmail, secretary, airport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Awakening of Candra (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: woman in danger, fisherman, vacation, wilderness, police, camping trip, fiancee, psychopath, rape, honeymoon, amnesia, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.2
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, kids in trouble, small town, friendship, coming of age, bullying, teenager, vengeance, bully, revenge, guilt, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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54%
 6.9
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, coming of age, teenager, serial killer, small town, violence, drug abuse, death, crimes, police, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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53%
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Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, heroin, drug addiction, war veteran, group therapy, drug use, iraq war veteran, masturbation, society, eavesdropping, safe, american soldier ...
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Place: usa
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49%
Jai Gangaajal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The film features SP Abha Mathur who is appointed the first female SP of Bankipur district, Bihar. She then goes against the Local MLA of Bankipur and henchmen of Lakhisarai district.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, contemplative
Plot: gang, policewoman, organized crime, police officer, female protagonist, police, fistfight, tough girl, corrupt cop, sexism, murder, shot to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Toxic Love (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, bleak
Plot: addiction, police officer, heroin, social issues, drug addiction, deadend life, prostitute, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
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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: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, family relations, arson, vandalism, life is a bitch, homecoming, vigilantism, crimes, social relations, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Preppie Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her death was accidental, as a result of rough sex. Now her family ...
Plot: serial killer, court, crimes of passion, murder, death, sex, police, legal, park
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48%
 5.2
 78
Dirty World (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A thriller by Sergio Bergonzelli.
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, sexploitation film
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47%
 6.0
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Waikiki (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two detectives are called on to investigate the bizarre serial murders of young women.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, rape, murder, disco, strangulation, car chase, surveillance, misogynist, policewoman, beach ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, female boss, murder investigation, murder, police, job, workplace situations, police officer, police academy, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 372
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.
Style: neo noir
Plot: heist, exploitation, martial arts, robbery, cheerleader, ex convict, abduction, caper, corpse, junkyard, beauty pageant, imprisonment ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: neo noir, tense, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, neo noir ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Killer Among Friends (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, slasher ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
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Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: psychotronic, neo noir, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Time: 1930s, year 1929
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, bad ending, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police station, drug addiction, prostitute, murder, police brutality, cop killer, hospital, violence, drugs, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey, usa ...
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41%
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, depressing, sad ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: america, midwest, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio ...
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41%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Style: slasher, splatter
Plot: serial killer, murder, true crime, crimes, teenage girl, police, death, sex, drugs, repressed homosexual, high school, small town ...
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41%
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The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: sad, captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
And Then You Die (1987)
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
Style: neo noir
Plot: biker, hitman, death, murder, police officer, videotaping, chase, raid, mafia, organized crime, cocaine, loyalty ...
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
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Silk (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Silk, the toughest cop in Honolulu, busts small time smugglers only to reveal a larger syndicate smuggling Asian mobsters into the States by buying the identities of Hawaiian citizens.
Plot: female fighter, woman with a gun, exploitation, female protagonist, police, police officer, asian, corruption, hostage, plot twist, dirty cop, policewoman ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, clever, harsh ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, conspiracy, investigation, prison, idealism, racial discrimination, neo nazi, framed for murder, mentor protege relationship, district attorney ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 152
Acapulco Gold (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this rollicking adventure set on the high seas, an innocent insurance agent working on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, is framed as a drug smuggler. He gets help from a most unlikely source - the town drunk who knows more than anyone ...
Plot: golf, murder, drugs, greed, jail, corruption, helicopter, drug smuggling, resort, heroin, yacht, beach ...
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: surreal, stylized, harsh, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, character study, drug abuse, corruption, organized crime, gangsters, hallucination, crimes, dirty cop, redemption, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 142K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%