Movies like Cement

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Cement (2000)
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided by the narration of Nin, Bill's coke-snorting partner, we go back and forth over the past 48 hours to find out what brings Bill and Sean to this deadly scene. Missing money, cops on the take, Sean's two brothers (one the leader of the mob, the other a camera-carrying simpleton), Bill's wife, dead young police officers, infidelity, and Bill and Nin's partnership make a mix as volatile and unstable as the cement is solid and immobile.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, dark, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, friendship, crime, siblings relations, police, mafia, drugs, betrayal ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, gangsters and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cement: Hell's Kitchen (1998), Shooters (2002), Two Coyotes (2001), Monument Ave. (1998), Consignment (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, addiction, drug dealing, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 51
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, addiction, drug dealing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, drug abuse, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gang, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 5.9
 92
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, starting over, police investigation, going straight, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, juvenile delinquency, betrayal, police investigation, fighting crime, gang, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crime, going straight, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, on the run, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 989
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, police investigation, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, murder, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 386
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gangsters, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, criminal's revenge, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, partners, dishonesty, buddies, social decay, criminal heroes, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 828
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, frame up, crime gone awry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, on the run, siblings relations, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, prison life, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gang, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 598
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty, drug dealing, murder, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 485
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: unlikely criminals, psychopath, mystery, criminal heroes, mind game, deadly, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, rivalry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, crimes, partners, starting over, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, gangsters, crime, deadly, crimes, society, idealism, rebellion, undercover, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, lifestyle, police corruption, nightlife, betrayal, nightclub, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 140
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, gambling, betrayal, prostitute, friendship, rivalry, dishonesty, low lives, working undercover, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, police investigation, redemption, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, rivalry, deadly, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, betrayal, ambition, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 1K
Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, heroin addict, pimp, crimes, police investigation, police corruption, false accusation, addiction, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, murder, danger, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 8K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 376
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, motorcycle, bar, beach, going straight, partners against crime, life is a bitch, chases and races, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, rivalry, crimes, fighting crime, life is a bitch, tough heroes, neo noir, mafia, golf ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 829
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, drug dealing, undercover, drug abuse, crime gone awry, deadly, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 414
Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: rough, serious, gloomy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, downfall, urban, low lives, urban ghetto life, religions or cults, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: new jersey, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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