Movies like Another Day in Paradise

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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
 6.5
 9K
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 Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewellery robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, rough, clever, serious, cynical, gloomy, road movie, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: junkie, drug abuse, addiction, heist, friendship, drug dealing, murder, robbery, crimes, youth, friends, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, buddies, small time, kids in trouble, drugs, violence, brutality, drug addiction, heroin, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, stylized and interesting films with plots about dialogue, crimes, storytelling, violence, brutality, violent and mentor mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Another Day in Paradise: Freeway (1996), Spun (2002), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Spring Breakers (2012), Dead Presidents (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
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Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: psychedelic, rough, stylized, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, methamphetamine, drug trip, older woman younger woman relationship, stripper, drug addiction, self destructing, drugged, drugs, strong sexual content, addiction, s&m ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dark humor, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, couples, overdose, thief, loss of friend, robbery, group therapy ...
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Place: usa, portland oregon
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Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: party, juvenile delinquency, best friends, youth, teenage life, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, female friendship, strong sexual content, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
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Dead Presidents (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
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Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, sacramento california, california
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
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 5.6
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: neo noir, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
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56%
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, humorous, rough, harsh ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 15K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
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Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
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The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, london, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, intense, exciting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
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Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 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 ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
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