Movies like Cement

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Cement (2000)
 6.5
 373
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, tense, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, infidelity, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, addiction, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, siblings relations, showbiz, deadly, life is a bitch, rivalry, friendship, mafia, betrayal, jealousy, deception ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Cement: Two Coyotes (2001), Flipping (1996), Winner Takes All (1998), The Big Score (1983), Shooters (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 49
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 132
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, hitman, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, friendship, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, buddies, bank, criminal heroes, crime, urban, urban ghetto, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
 164
The Big Score (1983)
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, foot chase, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, frame up, police corruption, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.7
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crime, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, urban ghetto, starting over, urban, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mafia, courtroom drama, crime, gangsters, witnessing a crime, legal action, rise to the top, idealism, murder, police corruption, working undercover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 394
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: serious, tense, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, buddies, crime, college, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, realistic, rough
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, prison, convict, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, on the run, track down, chases and races, crimes, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, special agents, survival, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, betrayal, urban ghetto, urban, going straight, friendship, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, troubled teen, police, juvenile delinquency, crime, murder, vengeance, police investigation, urban, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 464
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: neo noir, crime, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, betrayal, crime gone awry, mystery, mind game, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Monument Ave. (1998)
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: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, witnessing a crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 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, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, filicide, revenge, monastery, family life, rivalry, murder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Report to the Commissioner (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, working undercover, workplace situations, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 226
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, vigilante, murder, witnessing a crime, crime, vengeance, crimes, prison, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 619
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
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: serious, rough, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.3
 612
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, drugs/alcohol, gang, witnessing a crime, crime, strong sexual content, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 998
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, nightclub, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, anti heroes, urban, gangsters, fighting crime, intrigue, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, couple relations, murder, crime, criminal heroes, mystery, crimes, deadly, ghost, samurai, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 216
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest, on the run, sexual abuse, stoners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 392
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: bleak, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, going straight, urban, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 930
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, frame up, racism, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 587
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: crime, gangsters, betrayal, urban, vengeance, parents and children, siblings relations, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, great depression, strike, bedroom, corpse, crime, gangsters, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto, murder, crime, protection, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, gangsters, hotshot hero, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, woman in danger, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, fugitives, witnessing a crime, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Once in the Life (2000)
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, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: prison, gang, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, drug dealing, friendship, addiction, drug abuse, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 89
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, buddies, criminal heroes, urban, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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