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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: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, infidelity, police corruption, gangsters, crimes, drug abuse, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, addiction, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, police investigation, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, criminal's revenge, showbiz, friendship, mafia, betrayal, jealousy, deception ...
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 crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Cement: Monument Ave. (1998), Two Coyotes (2001), New Jersey Drive (1995), Winner Takes All (1998), Hot Boyz (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 50
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, rivalry, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, addiction, dishonesty, law enforcement, going straight, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, drug dealing, society, urban, rise and fall, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, bank, drug abuse, gang, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 4.2
 963
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, murder, police investigation, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, haunted by the past, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, gangsters, athlete's life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, rivalry, addiction, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 2K
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: realistic, rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, cons and scams, life is a bitch, interracial relations, crime, city life, crimes, partners, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, legal, police corruption, undercover, idealism, rebellion, leadership, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 411
Federal Hill (1994)
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: realistic, tense, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: youth, friendship, gangsters, college, best friends, drug dealing, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, friends, juvenile delinquency, working class, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, fighting crime, friendship, gang, addiction, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, drug abuse, police corruption, betrayal, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.1
 137
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, betrayal, prostitute, rivalry, friendship, crime gone awry, rebelliousness, showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, on the run, survival, police corruption, vengeance, cons and scams, special agents, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 405
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: realistic, surreal, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Plot: society, urban, police corruption, love triangle, vengeance, dishonesty, prison, rivalry, urban ghetto, religions or cults, tough heroes, low lives ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 821
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, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, frame up, rivalry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 173
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, love affair, vengeance, police corruption, false accusation, drug dealing, drug abuse, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, witnessing a crime, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 2K
Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, monastery, filicide, revenge, crime, family life, betrayal, rivalry, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.1
 627
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, drug dealing, murder, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, chases and races, drug abuse, frame up, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 591
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: urban, aging, crime, city life, criminal heroes, gangsters, manipulations, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children, murder, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 364
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, motorcycle, bar, beach, tough law enforcer, gangsters, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, crime, partners against crime, heist, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 233
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, prison, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, blind ambition, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 476
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, mystery, unlikely criminals, crimes, goofy hero, crime, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, criminal heroes, rivalry, heist, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, manipulations, mind game, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 225
Men with Guns (1997)
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, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, farm, crime, vengeance, on the run, sexual abuse, rivalry, partners, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, stoners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
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: suspenseful, clever, serious, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, strike, bedroom, corpse, great depression, crime, vengeance, introspection, labor union, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, murder, danger, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, nightclub, anti heroes, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, nightlife, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, intrigue, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 91
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, partners against crime, gangsters, gang, on the run, friends, urban, starting over, criminal heroes, city life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, law enforcement, car chase, rivalry, chase, deadly, murder, drug dealing, hip hop, investigation, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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