Movies like Hard Choices

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Hard Choices (1984)
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Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female social worker assigned to the boy's case not only believes him, but begins to fall in love with him, and determines to either help him prove his innocence or escape.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prison, escape, murder, on the run, heist, youth, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, society, drug dealing, store, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, countryside, siblings relations, drug abuse, crime gone awry, death row, lovers on the run, kids in trouble, love, teenager, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, tennessee

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, criminal heroes, society, heist and on the run mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hard Choices: Too Young to Die? (1990), New Jersey Drive (1995), Wild Youth (1960), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Breaking Point (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
Style: emotional, sad, neo noir, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death row, teenage prostitute, murder, teenage prostitution, revenge, teenager, lawyer, death sentence, serial killer, courtroom, courtroom drama, age difference ...
Time: 80s
Place: oklahoma
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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, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Wild Youth (1960)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A teenage escapee from a correctional facility falls in with a drug dealer operating near the Mexican border.
Style: sexy, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquent, escape, kids in trouble, farm, stoners, disorder, confined, fugitives, mischievous children, drug dealing, society, on the run ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada, new mexico, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, serial killer, police officer, small town, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, mafia, exploitation, murder, rivalry, rebellion, criminal heroes, crimes, legal, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with WD Jones, ...
Style: rough, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, partners, on the run, love and romance, chase, heist, crimes, murderous pair, violence spree, bank robber, criminal, serial killer ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, texas
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36%
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Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, crimes, teenage rebellion, street gang, heist, escape, coming of age, car theft, gunfight, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, working class, criminal heroes, society, small town, homecoming, murder, gangsters, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private investigator, private detective, hollywood, murder, manipulation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, chase, on the run, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
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Trans (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ryan Kazinski, 16, is in juvenile detention in Fort Myers, Florida. He gets away one day, and the world is all before him: where should he go, what should he do? Should he try to find his mom? Should he head for Colorado, where he's daydreamed ...
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: on the run, escape, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, bus, urban ghetto life, on the road, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Kansas (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drifter becomes both a bank robber and a hero in this crime thriller. Andrew McCarthy stars as Wade Corey, who hitches a ride on a freight train already occupied by Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon), a charming ex-con who convinces Wade to accompany him ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: teenager, on the run, bank robbery, bank, heist, bank robber, drifter, hostage, wedding, psychopath, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, gangsters, on the road, cons and scams, disorder, friends, police detective, criminal heroes, partners, on the run, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, heist, coma, cold case, police officer, mystery ...
Time: year 1994, year 1992, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, frame up, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, bully, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
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Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: sexy, talky, stylized, sexual, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: love, bdsm, heist, crimes, destructive relationship, lovers on the run, sex scene, cheating, life & death, sacrifice, romance, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: lovers on the run, hitchhiker, chase, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, on the road ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: tricky, bad ending, melancholic, road movie, political ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, dreams, destiny, crimes, bank, bank robbery, fbi, police, lone hero, life & death, mentor, adventure ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, down on your luck, murder, city life, chaos and mayhem, heist, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, low lives, arms dealing, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, police detective, society, crimes, golden years, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, prison, bandit, jail, crimes, society, gang, criminal heroes, heist, store, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, white trash, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teen drinking, baseball, student athlete, high school friends, crimes, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 196
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, drug dealing, police, gambling, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, false accusation, fall in love, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 2K
Guncrazy (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita ...
Style: neo noir, serious, erotic, realistic
Plot: lovers on the run, prison, murderous pair, crimes, murder, sexual abuse, age difference, on the run, life is a bitch, misfit, love and romance, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: serious, suspenseful, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal's revenge, fall in love, crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, romance, youth, rivalry, love and romance, vengeance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, legal, hopes, crimes, youth, legal action, social misfits, witnessing a crime, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, teenage life, couples, friendship, youth, love and romance, crimes, seduction, rape, revenge, mentally unstable, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%