Movies like Alpha Dog

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Alpha Dog (2006)
 6.9
 95K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh, realistic, intense, stylized, twist ending, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, debt, crime, death, shot to death, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, lawyer, jewish, racial slur, gay slur, crime gone awry, culture clash, swimming pool, brutality, friends, first sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico

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Most similar movies to Alpha Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and interesting films with plots about crimes, brutality, storytelling, crime, runaway, mentor and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alpha Dog: The Powers That Be (2005), City of God (2002), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Bully (2001), Knockaround Guys (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, crimes, juvenile delinquency, teenager, promiscuity, cocaine, gang, drug dealing, teenage life, high school life, society, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 110K
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: realistic, tense, rough, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, machismo, favoritism, party, football ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 32K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, stylized, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, rivalry, bully, teenager, bullying, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, one last job, violence, father son relationship, money, bar fight, brooklyn new york city, corrupt cop, mob boss, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 212K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, crime, gang, siblings relations, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, african american, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, drug dealing, drug overdose, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, overdose, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, crimes, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, american abroad, filmed killing, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 13K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, rivalry, grudge, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, youth, crime, society, prison life, street kid, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 83K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, organized crime, urban ghetto, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 67K
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: tense, disturbing, rough, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: deal, psychopath, hitman, police detective, greed, crime, parents and children, insurance, financial problem, danger, siblings relations, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: african american, chess, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, drug dealing, heist, murder, robbery, crime, teenage life, society, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 14K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, on the run, friendship, gang, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 14K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, police, party, money, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, criminal's revenge, deadly, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 21K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, coming of age, violence, ambition, gang, rivalry, basketball, street gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, gunfight, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 810K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: tense, stylized, captivating, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, dark hero, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, uncover truth, crimes, tragic hero, price of justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 222K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug addiction, drug use, war on drugs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, pregnancy, crime, rivalry, urban ghetto, dishonesty, wall street, going straight, yuppie, drug dealing, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
 1K
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto life, social misfits, going straight, social decay, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 14K
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, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, rock, family relations, social relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, emotional, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, african american, loss of friend, homecoming, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, racial slur, street kid, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 123K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, lesbian, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%