Movies like Cement

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Cement
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, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, tense, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, neo noir, drug dealing, police investigation, police corruption, addiction, drug abuse, vengeance, crimes, infidelity, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, siblings relations, showbiz, deadly, life is a bitch, rivalry, mafia, police officer killed, stolen money, corrupt cop, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Blue Murder
Crime, Drama
Australia
198 min.
 8.6
EZ Streets
Crime, Drama, Romance
USA
60 min.
 8.4
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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 crime, crimes, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Cement: The Big Score (1983), Winner Takes All (1998), Monument Ave. (1998), Flipping (1996), Two Coyotes (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Score
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
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Winner Takes All
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
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    User:   86%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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Flipping
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, hitman, friendship, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, prostitute ...
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Two Coyotes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Caught Up
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   63%
 
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Shooters
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
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    User:   74%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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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, gloomy, realistic, rough
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   69%
 
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Night Zoo
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama. Raped in prison, Marcel encounters a homosexual cop involved with drug smuggling who presses him for ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prison, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, going straight, parents and children, drug abuse, heist, terminal illness, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: quebec, canada
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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Consignment
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, urban, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   65%
    User:   60%
 
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Federal Hill
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: gangsters, college, crime, buddies, gay, drugs, gang, urban ghetto, relationships, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, finnish ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
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The Funeral
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, violence, vengeance, murder, gangster, mob, insanity, gratuitous violence, parents and children, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
Boss of Bosses
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, blind ambition, downfall, rise and fall, going straight, murder, legal investigation, hitman, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
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Illtown
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: bleak, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, urban, going straight, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
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    User:   61%
 
Choice of Arms
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, chase, master criminal, on the run, drug dealing, heist ...
Time: 80s
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The Young Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime, master criminal, drug dealing, nightclub, tough law enforcer, police corruption, police, criminal heroes, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new york
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System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
One False Move
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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
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Men with Guns
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets out of hand, ends with a bloodbath and they are left with a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, violence, farm, mentor, crimes, crime gone awry, greed, rivalry, twists & turns, drinking, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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System:   56%
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Bullet
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: stylized, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, addiction, crime, drug abuse, drugs, dysfunctional family, violence, jewish, criminal's revenge, prison, drug addiction, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
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B.U.S.T.E.D
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, urban, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, hopes, friends, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   54%
    User:   51%
 

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Clockers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, drugs, mentor, violence, brutality, parents and children, organized crime, urban, hip hop, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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System:   51%
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One Tough Cop
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, crime, police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, undercover cop, revenge, criminal's revenge, mafia, convent, corruption, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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