Movies like White Boy Rick

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White Boy Rick (2018)
 6.5
 34K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: drug trafficking, informant, fbi, drug traffic, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, sex, teenager, prison, dancing, basketball, casino, party, money, wedding, lawyer, police, bodyguard, friendship, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985, year 1984, year 1988, year 2017, year 2014 ...
Place: las vegas, detroit, michigan, ohio

Most similar movies to White Boy Rick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, serious and rough films with plots about drinking, family relations, drinking alcohol, money, father son relationship, cigarette smoking and drink mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like White Boy Rick: American Made (2017), Good Time (2017), In the Fade (2017), Anesthesia (2015), River's Edge (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 169K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, drug trafficking, pilot, cia, bare ass, true crime, cocaine, cia agent, illegal drugs, arms smuggling, united states of america ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, panama, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 105K
Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, wheelchair, loneliness, brother, prison, bank robber, stolen money, one night, brother brother relationship, violence, game playing, promise ...
Time: year 2016
Place: new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 31K
In the Fade (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Katja's life collapses after a senseless act impacts her life. After a time of mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: suspect, revenge, racism, terrorist bombing, marijuana, investigation, father in law daughter in law relationship, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, lawyer, bomb, prison ...
Time: year 2013, year 2016, 2010s, 21st century
Place: germany, greece, turkey, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: promise, friendship, pursuit, paranoia, suspicion, chase, violence, professor, doctor, psychiatrist, lecture, money ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 7.0
 17K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 76K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, rough, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, psychopath, deal, lingerie, police detective, greed, crimes, crime, parents and children, insurance, dark humor, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 10K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, trial, death threat, court, italian history, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, rio de janeiro, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 134K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, rapper, ghetto, poverty, friendship, teenage life, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.2
 44K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 127K
The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. ...
Style: road movie, realistic, exciting, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, drug dealer, drug traffic, old man, pickup truck, police officer, ex husband ex wife relationship, drugs, male protagonist, veteran, delivery man ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 1958, 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, texas, illinois, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I'm Your Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tricky, suspenseful
Plot: femme fatale, blood, betrayal, disco, hiding place, car accident, crying baby, murder, on the run, cooking, organized crime, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 2K
A Ciambra (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism, psychological, twists and turns, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: gypsy, male female relationship, friendship, teenager, brother sister relationship, betrayal, father son relationship, petty criminal, chase, family relations, coming of age, coffin ...
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crimes, crime, gang war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, colombia, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police detective, testimony, bribery, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 4K
Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: cult leader, female nudity, life sentence, prison, female murderer, cult, manipulation, confined, serial murder, female assassin, clothed female naked male, naked in public ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017, year 1969, year 2009
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.5
 8K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, violence, teenager, flashback, anger, restaurant, husband wife relationship, arson, politician, brother brother relationship, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 34K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, legal action, district attorney, sexual assault ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, innocence, justice, delusion, forensics, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, london, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 186K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, murder trial, jury, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, abusive father, theft, debt, spanking, money, teenage life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 19K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, downfall, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 4K
Pony Rides (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home. The only life he's known is as a gigolo, working for his mother, but he wants to leave that behind. However, the job his Army buddy promised doesn't ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gigolo, pimp, prostitute, haunted by the past, older woman younger man relationship, military life, family life, parents and children, society, ex soldier, homosexual, brothel madam ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.4
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Blindspotting (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, semi serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: probation, police brutality, parole, friendship between men, male friendship, fight, gun violence, witnessing a crime, family relations, danger, heavy breathing, nightmare ...
Place: oakland california, portland oregon, las vegas, milwaukee wisconsin, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 28K
Queen & Slim (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An exploration of America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story. The film centers on a black man and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a ...
Style: road movie, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: police officer killed, on the run, first date, racist cop, police officer, dysfunctional family, attorney, riot, shot to death, swat team, society, chase ...
Place: florida, cleveland ohio, cuba, miami, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, criminal heroes, court, fbi, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 249K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, cocaine, friendship, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 50
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, social realism, tense, psychological, tragic ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, secret life, drug use, friendship between men, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, social problem, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: year 2016, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ohio, america, midwest, usa, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%