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, henchman, monkey, party, police, death, homosexual, beach, drug addict, fisherman, alcohol abuse, boat, bullying, drug addiction, murder, arson, jeep, heroin addict, bikini, teeth, interrogation, beach party, old love, beating, interracial friendship ...
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii

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Most similar movies to Kona Coast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, police, police officer, violence, drugs, death and gun mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Kona Coast: Down Time (2001), The Hate U Give (2018), Mean Creek (2004), The Lawbreakers (1961), The Todd Killings (1971). 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: tense, serious, rough, realistic, cult film
Plot: prison, jail, prison gang, police, power, revenge, gang, racism, drug addict, grudge, murder, hanging ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing
Plot: ghetto, racism, protest, private school, murder, witness, friendship, police, african american, party, father son relationship, preparatory school ...
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 7.2
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: bully, kids in trouble, prank, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, train station, promotion, secretary, airport, locker, organized crime, crooked lawyer, tape recording, unfaithful husband, mayor, nightclub ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: splatter
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, teenage girl, repressed homosexual, sex, police, high school, small town, homosexual, drugs, death ...
Place: california, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, contemplative, exciting
Plot: policewoman, gang, police officer, female protagonist, police, organized crime, sexism, hand to hand combat, fistfight, tough girl, murder, corrupt cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: fisherman, vacation, wilderness, woman in danger, honeymoon, psychopath, psycho terror, violence, rape, brainwashing, exploitation, fiancee ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, downfall, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Killer Among Friends (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.
Style: unusual plot structure, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, drowning, grief, family relations, true crime, investigation, lie, killer, false friend, rivalry, rivals, murder by drowning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, captivating, light ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: trial, court, crimes of passion, sex, murder, police, death, park
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: hitman, death, murder, video tape, criminal, mafia, police, blackmail, husband wife relationship, pursuit, drugs, gun ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 35
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: rapist, misogyny, vcr, private detective, surveillance, swimming pool, nightclub, party, strangled to death, screaming, watching pornography, bikini ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s ...
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 134
The Chase (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Denver, a fleeing bank robber kills a cop and kidnaps an old man to hold as a hostage. He is chased by the police and a news helicopter, which films the entire incident. Based on a true story.
Plot: murder, bank robbery, helicopter, manhunt, pickup truck, chase, helicopter pilot, suv, parking lot, hit by a car, on the run, pursuit ...
Place: denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 3K
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: serious, realistic, tense, cynical, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, prostitute, gangsters, bank, kidnapping, suicide, bank robbery, sexual abuse, shooting, incest, machine gun ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
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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, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, heroin, bank robber, iraq war veteran, iraq war, society, drug use, black american, bank robbery, african american, american soldier, self pity ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, testimony, police detective, bribery, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 56
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
Plot: blackmail, politician, murder, drug addict, beating, punched in the stomach, secret, party, drug, flashback, orgy, cigarette ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - obviously by John, who left two letters for the police and his priest and ...
Plot: church, police, murder, debt, domineering mother, murder of family, new identity, fired from the job, murder investigation, dead children, child murder investigation, religion ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 43
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: social realism, suspense, tense, psychological, dark ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, double life, secret life, organized crime, drug use, social problem, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, friendship between men, introspection, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: ohio, kentucky, cincinnati ohio, midwest, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 2K
Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crimes, crime, heist, suburban life, suburbs, alcohol abuse, addiction, fall in love, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 307
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: robbery, heist, ex convict, death, laser gun, jewelry store, corruption, female nudity, confession, release from prison, diamond theft, jewel thief ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, hostage, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 833
Poodle Springs (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private eye Philip Marlowe and his bride move to a desert town, where he uncovers a land scheme.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, crimes, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, frame up, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 2K
Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: police, murder, investigation, crime scene, corpse, police officer, police detective, danger, violence, brutality, society, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Backstreet Justice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A P.I. is burdened by her late father's reputation as a corrupt cop.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: female police officer, murder, maverick cop, neo-noir, police corruption, karate, police shootout, gun, love interest, ambush, police officer, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 301
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.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: plot twist, nickname, coca cola, smuggling, drug ring, falling off a roof, female protagonist, falling to death, bullying, jumping from a rooftop, female police officer, bandit ...
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%