Movies like A Day In The Life

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A Day In The Life (2009)
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A Day In The Life (2009)
Original name: A Day in the Life
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of Stick's drug houses and kills two of his men, Stick is forced to choose between leaving it all behind or seeking revenge and feeding the cycle of violence.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, rough, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, hip hop, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, moral dilemma, lifestyle, introspection, going straight, street gang, gang war, criminal gang, bandit, outlaw gang, criminal, crime boss, gang member, pregnancy, friends, crime, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to A Day In The Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang, gangsters and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Day In The Life: Rockaway (2007), Caught on Tape (2013), State Property (2002), Loyalty & Respect (2006), El padrino (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)
Genre: Musical, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, murder, social decay, vengeance, tough heroes, drug dealing, gang, gangsters, partners, rivalry, city life, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
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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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, gangsters, life is a bitch, gang, law enforcement, homecoming, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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92%
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Caught on Tape (2013)
Genre: Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A young boy uses his video camera that he got for his birthday to spy on his mother's boyfriend, who's plotting a crime. Mix in a nosy neighbor, jealous fiancé, shady maintenance man, a UPS driver with a heist gone horribly wrong and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, heist, graphic violence, bank, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, stalking, hip hop, police detective, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Cashville, two friend friends are torn apart buy fast money and launch an all out street war where no one can be trusted. Loyalty and Respect is lost over Cash in the city of Cashville.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: hip hop, ambition, rivalry, gang, rise to the top, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies, society, drug dealing, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.9
 737
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.5
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
 97
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, police, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, moral dilemma, introspection, police corruption, starting over, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle race, gang, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, betrayal, tough heroes, social relations, motorcycle chase, dishonesty, danger, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.1
 193
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, criminal, revenge, murder, crimes, danger, working undercover, missing person, criminal heroes, the underworld, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, urban ghetto life, city life, society, social misfits, drug dealing, crimes, youth, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, gang, society, going straight, family relations, urban ghetto, mexican american, murder, revenge, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, siblings relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, starting over, gang, gangsters, parents and children, betrayal, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, life is a bitch, undercover, crimes, danger, partners against crime, partners, gang, urban ghetto life, rivalry, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, swashbuckler, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, family relations, working class, siblings relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
King of Paper Chasin' (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream. But history ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, crimes, drug dealing, urban ghetto, ambition, betrayal, starting over, musician's life, artists and showbiz, african american, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, danger, going straight, criminal heroes, hitman, tough heroes, organized crime, prison, prisoner, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, urban ghetto, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 2K
Kill Speed (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: KILL SPEED is a high-octane, youth oriented, TOP GUN meets FAST & FURIOUS tale about best friends who fly home-built, high-tech planes to deliver Mexican manufactured crystal meth throughout rural California in order to fund their Hollywood, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, desert, working undercover, drug dealing, crime, crimes, danger, partners, buddies, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, aerial combats ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%