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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: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, dark, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, gangsters, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, criminal heroes, addiction, showbiz, drug abuse, friendship, siblings relations, mafia, drugs, bandit, revenge, police, betrayal, jealousy, deception, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cement: Hell's Kitchen (1998), Two Coyotes (2001), Blue Hill Avenue (2001), Shooters (2002), Cisco Pike (1971). 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, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, murder, friendship, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, addiction, crimes, law enforcement, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, drug dealing, betrayal, gang, police investigation, fighting crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, crimes, city life, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, drug dealing, addiction, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin addict, corruption, marijuana, pimp, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, drug abuse, addiction, false accusation, tough law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, urban ghetto, friends, drug dealing, society, police investigation, gangsters, partners, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 98
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, hitman, courtroom drama, gang, organized crime, italian mafia, rebellion, witnessing a crime, ambition, life is a bitch, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: gangsters, frame up, racism, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, false accusation, police corruption, murder, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, heist, friendship, crime gone awry, gang, law enforcement, siblings relations, addiction, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
 174
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, hitman, gang, gangsters, friends, low lives, disorder, rivalry, assassination, dishonesty, prostitute, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
 458
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: erotic, neo noir, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, journalism, beach, hitman, female nudity, drug overdose, stolen money, frame up, false accusation, working undercover, heist, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.4
 419
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, serious, tense
Plot: downfall, vigilantism, soldier, police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, law enforcement, drug dealing, crimes, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, betrayal, murder, vengeance, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 823
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, tense, harsh, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, corruption, brutality, police corruption, life philosophy, tough heroes, dishonesty, society, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 1K
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, heist, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 19
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, police corruption, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, corruption, police, badge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, intrigue, rivalry, lifestyle, dishonesty, nightlife, police corruption, betrayal, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightclub, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, drug dealing, gangsters, dishonesty, parents and children, murder, vengeance, family relations, prostitute, tragic love, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 201
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, juvenile delinquency, working undercover, police corruption, urban ghetto life, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 1K
Impulse (1990)
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: neo noir, erotic, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vice squad, policewoman, drug dealer, women, killer, woman with a gun, prostitute, prostitution, police corruption, addiction, woman in danger, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 732
B.U.S.T.E.D (1998)
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, strong violent content, friends, drug dealing, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, criminal's revenge, hopes, going straight, abduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, hitman, courtroom drama, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, brutal, melancholic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, hip hop, gangsters, murder, lone hero, police, teenage life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, criminal heroes, investigation, redemption, gang, reluctant partners, crimes, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 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: funny, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, gangsters, pimp, black history, prostitute, urban ghetto, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rise and fall, law enforcement, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 477
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: sexy, bleak, reflective, visually appealing, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, college, drugs, island, brutality, character study, addiction, culture clash, crime gone awry, catastrophe, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 446
Double Bang (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An honest cop enters the dark world of murder and corruption.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, undercover, special agents, investigation, police corruption, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry, working undercover, murder, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 322
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: on the run, mob boss, warehouse, crime gone awry, gang, gangsters, going straight, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.3
 262
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, sexual content, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%