Movies like Cherry

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Cherry (2021)
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Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, heroin, drug addiction, war veteran, drug use, group therapy, iraq war veteran, masturbation, society, american soldier, african american, safe, self pity, black american, eavesdropping, threat to kill, stoned, junkie, crimes, bank robbery, youth, illness, corruption, forensics, iraq war ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Cherry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, cigarette smoking, murder, drinking alcohol, gun and blood mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cherry: Good Time (2017), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Anesthesia (2015), Animal Kingdom (2010), Hot Summer Nights (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, neo noir, brutal, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, prison, brother brother relationship, stolen money, loneliness, hospital, brother, heist, game playing, promise, amusement park, violence ...
Time: year 2016
Place: new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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100%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, road movie, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, heroin, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, coming of age, drug addict, redemption, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: violence, suspicion, chase, promise, paranoia, professor, friendship, husband wife relationship, doctor, psychiatrist, courtroom, lecture ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 58K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, mafia, interrogation, violence, complex characters, justice, investigation, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, light, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, drug dealer, coming of age, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenager, drug dealing, party, drugs, orphan, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, nevada, connecticut, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil All the Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.
Style: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, post war, sheriff, murder, crimes, stepbrother stepsister relationship, psycho, masturbation, small town, reverend, suicide, world war two ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, 1940s, year 1965, year 1950 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: prison, warden, crimes, bank robbery, murder, friendship, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, jail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.0
 32
Collar (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Timothy James 'TJ' Williams (David Wilson) is a streetwise detective whose checkered career, family life and long standing friendship with the would-be mayor, police chief Hamilton Markham (Tom Sizemore), spins out of control and teeters ...
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police officer, police, corrupt cop, bad cop, urban setting, legal, corruption, african american, drugs, internal affairs, racial issues, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 19K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, coming of age, teenager, serial killer, small town, violence, drug abuse, death, crimes, police, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 142K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 54
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, psychological, tense, depressing, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, double life, organized crime, drug use, secret life, social realism, secret, friendship between men, paranoia, doctor patient relationship, social problems, psychiatrist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: america, midwest, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 9K
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: father son relationship, teenager, violence, arson, anger, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, politician, restaurant, flashback, crimes, stepmother stepson relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, gangsters, urban ghetto life, street kid, loss of friend, depression, foul language, anger, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 262K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: thought provoking, depressing, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, friendship, drug abuse, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: neo noir, tense, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: police, gangsters, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, whistleblower, redemption, fighting the system, betrayal, crimes, police investigation, spy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, tricky
Plot: femme fatale, organized crime, betrayal, manipulation, crimes, wanted, dishonesty, adventure, undercover, deception, intrigue, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic
Plot: journalism, murder investigation, murder, suspect, crimes, filmmaking, innocence, justice, delusion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, forensics, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, london, baltimore, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
 32K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, kids in trouble, small town, friendship, coming of age, bullying, teenager, vengeance, bully, revenge, guilt, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 21K
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, sexy, light, intense, road movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, friendship, drug addict, addiction, drugs, drug abuse, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, loyalty ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Out of the Blue (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13–14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside town, in the form of a lone gunman with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle. As he stalked his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, stalking, village, unemployment, serial killer, survival, village life, child in peril, mental illness, murder, true crime, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, year 1990
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: heist, teenager, gang, pregnancy, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, betrayal, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 3K
Flag Day (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: counterfeiter, con artists, father daughter relationship, family relations, counterfeit money, father and daughter, money problems, mystery, social problems, embezzler, family secret, family ...
Time: year 1975, year 1985, year 1992, year 1981
Place: minnesota, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.4
 15K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sentimental, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, coming of age, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, prison, drug dealing, drug dealer, downfall, dysfunctional family, teenager, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 198
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: racism, murder, iraq war, crimes, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, family relations, arson, vandalism, life is a bitch, homecoming, vigilantism, crimes, social relations, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, vietnam, south dakota, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, winter, christmas, deception, prostitute, snow, true crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 34K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, eviction, motel, workplace, human nature, parent child relationship, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, california, new orleans, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.9
 2.0M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, witty, exciting, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, crimes, dark humor, overdose, organized crime, hitman, gunfight, gangsters, killings, violence, cocaine, violent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, friendship, drugs, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, redemption, survival, depression, human nature, prison rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%