Movies like Bad Boys 1983

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Bad Boys (1983)
 7.2
 15K
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 rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful, brutal, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, gangsters, prison escape, prison rape, rivalry, gang, society, gang war, confined, bullying, tough guy, juvenile prison, prison life, drugs, rape, revenge, fight, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Bad Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, murder, violence, brutality, vengeance and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad Boys: Carlito's Way (1993), Animal Factory (2000), At Close Range (1986), Juice (1992), Gloria (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 216K
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, suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, crimes, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, prison, violence, drug lord, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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100%
 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, intense ...
Plot: prison, drugs, friendship, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, survival, redemption, depression, human nature, prison warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: rape, father son relationship, crimes, gangsters, violence, small town, gang, murder, sociopath, police investigation, organized crime, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 27K
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: sexy, tense, neo noir, dramatic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, gangsters, coming of age, friendship, crimes, teenager, crime gone awry, murder, urban ghetto, street gang ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 6K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, gangsters, murder, runaway, justice, women, mafia, woman in danger, introspection, down on your luck, crimes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: disturbing, surreal, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, lesbian, women's prison, women in prison, erotica, sex, brutality, female warden, justice, adaptation, adolescence, exploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: intense, suspense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, robbery, rehabilitation, operation, heist, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, new jersey, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, psychological, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, frame up, vengeance, false accusation, gunfight, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 43K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, prison life, prison warden, corruption, vengeance, revenge, self sacrifice, murder, tough guy, torture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, vengeance, gangsters, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 758
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, friendship, injustice, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 103K
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, disturbing, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, sex scene, friendship, gangsters, youth, society, drug dealer, crime gone awry, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 8K
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: intense, twists and turns, stylized, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, crimes, violence, vengeance, greed, fantasy world, drug dealing, wall street, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
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, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 22K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gang, undercover, betrayal, crimes, homecoming, irish, friendship, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, ireland, manhattan new york city, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 3K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: prison, prison riot, prison life, gang, false accusation, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, murder, vengeance, family life, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 21K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, left to die, hitman, mafia, violence, violent, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostage, robbery, police detective, crimes, femme fatale, heist, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, bank robbery, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 52K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: small town, desert, incest, brutality, on the run, wilderness, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, mechanic, money, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 28K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, manipulation, con trick, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, swindle, female criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, revenge, gang, murder, kidnapping, violence, money, caper, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, surreal, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, prison, organized crime, crimes, betrayal, undercover agent, vengeance, revenge, mafia, violence, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 4K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, violence, ex convict, stalking, psychopath, police investigation, hitman, character study, visceral, friendship, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, bronx new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 9K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, talky, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, crimes, sexual abuse, racism, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, rape, violence, mafia, visceral ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, revenge, secret service, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, gangsters, hitman, organized crime, loss of friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 138K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, money, mafia, robbery, crimes, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, greed, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: dark, neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, death, homeless, crimes, vigilantism, car, violence, murder, character study, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 991
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%