Movies like Bad City Blues

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Bad City Blues (1999)
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Bad City Blues (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only to the money but to a dark web of intrigue and vengeance stretching back to a bloody civil war in El Salvador a decade before.
Plot: violence, criminal, torture, burglar, betrayal, villain, doctor, corruption, banker, robbery, multiple storylines, murder, blood, forgiveness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, redemption, hiding place, police officer, good samaritan, flashback, bloodbath, multiple time frames
Place: new orleans, central america

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Most similar movies to Bad City Blues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about murder, violence, gun, crimes, blood, crime and gunfight mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad City Blues: Road Dogz (2002), Ash Wednesday (2002), Sin (2003), Levity (2003), Born Bad (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Road Dogz (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends who have spent their days ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tragic ending
Plot: latinx lead, ex convict, murder, criminal, tragedy, bad guy, robbery, money, ghetto, friend, drug dealer, coming of age ...
Place: california, los angeles
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Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, kidnapping, betrayal, mind game, police investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, criminal's revenge, undercover, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.4
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Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, robbery, criminal, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Born Bad (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers rob a bank, causing a deadly standoff.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: robbery, gun, violence, father son relationship, police, sniper, cash, suit and tie, caucasian, gunshot, blood, sheriff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, bandit, blood, crimes, crime, interracial relations, gambling, graphic violence, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Waters Rising (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Desire Projects in New Orleans who both end up in Houston after the storm. The storm twists the fates of these two men. The first, Jay Dee, was a feared and powerful crime boss who is humbled when he loses ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hurricane katrina, criminal, flood, robbery, sex scene, money, murder, drugs, gangster, strip club, black cast, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, girlfriend, police, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, neo noir, hitman, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, gangsters, poker, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, psychological, tense
Plot: chase, pursuit, promise, violence, suspicion, paranoia, friendship, professor, husband wife relationship, psychiatrist, doctor, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 163
Broken (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Logan, an ex-gang leader, has left the gang life to raise his daughter Tori. But when Tori is murdered by an opposing gang in town, Logan must choose forgiveness or revenge.
Plot: gang, forgiveness, gun, fight, boxing, redemption, betrayal, revenge, god, hopes, maori, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Incident in an Alley (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A policeman is accused of manslaughtering a 14 year old boy, but is acquitted of all charges. Still, he feels a lot of guilt and begins to doubt if he really is innocent after all. A stolen clarinet gives him a lead in his desperate hunt for the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police officer, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, crime, teenage life, heist, redemption, accidental shooting, murder trial, death of child, pistol ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 986
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, crime, special agents, confined, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, crime, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 35
Crack (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two buddies from the hood are forced to rob a mafia-backed crack house or go to prison.
Plot: gas mask, murder, handgun, blood, american flag, violence, bandana, knife, bare breasts, explosion, telephone call, topless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: dark humor, exciting, interesting, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gunfight, hitman, drugs, drugs/alcohol, cocaine, twists & turns, crime, stylish, boxing, criminal heroes, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
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A Time To Die (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is aided by a CIA operative, who has another agenda. One of the ...
Plot: world war two, revenge, husband wife relationship, war crime, female nudity, manhunt, war criminal, torture, flashback, nazi, post world war two, terror ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, corpse, bedroom, great depression, strike, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 16K
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Claudia Case (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true events that took place in the 70s, in Rio de Janeiro. The body of beautiful girl Cláudia Lessin Rodrigues, actress Márcia Rodrigues's sister, was found in the seashore. After Police investigation, it was found she had been ...
Plot: naked dead woman, female nudity, nude woman murdered, murder, corruption, corpse, death, violence, criminal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime investigation, murder of a nude woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 28K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Quasi-documentay on Bonnie and Clyde... Larry Buchanan style!
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, killer, jail, field, mexican revolution, escape, newspaper, thief, gas station, poetry, criminal gang, shot to death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: missouri, iowa, dallas texas, oklahoma, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, army, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: twists and turns, tricky, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, blood, car accident, hiding place, crying baby, on the run, disco, murder, danger, manipulation, organized crime, wanted ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 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.
Plot: iraq war, drug addiction, bank robber, post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war veteran, cocaine, shooting, undressing, falling in love, threat to kill, blood, rehabilitation ...
Time: year 2007, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, journalism, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%