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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Heat
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
170 min.
 8.2
Two Coyotes
Action, Crime, Drama
USA
83 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cement: Monument Ave. (1998), Winner Takes All (1998), Caught Up (1998), Hot Boyz (2000), The Big Score (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, realistic, 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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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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, bank, criminal heroes, crime, urban, urban ghetto, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, florida
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    User:   71%
 
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Caught Up
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, nightclub, crime gone awry, urban ghetto, going straight, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   79%
    User:   66%
 
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Hot Boyz
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Two Coyotes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
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    User:   63%
 
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   65%
 
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Playing God
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   83%
 
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
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Flipping
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: harlem, usa, new york, california, new jersey ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
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Rage and Honor
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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The Mack
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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Impulse
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, bar, witnessing a crime, vice squad, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealer, policewoman, female police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Black Caesar
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, vengeance, police corruption, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, racism ...
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Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
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Hell's Kitchen
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, rough, realistic
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gang, prison, crime gone awry, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
Trial by Jury
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, 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:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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, suspenseful, realistic, 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:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Bad Company
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   51%
    User:   44%
 

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, rape, crime, corruption, violence, drug addiction, drinking, drug abuse, addiction, police, heroin, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   51%
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Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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