Movies like Black Caesar

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Black Caesar (1973)
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Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, cult movie cast, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, racism, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, gang, drug dealing, crime, violence spree, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, downfall, rivalry, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, urban ghetto, love, sex, dancing, rape, dead man, money ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1972, year 1965, 1950s, year 1953
Place: new york, harlem, usa, california, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Black Caesar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about vengeance, crimes, murder, crime, gangsters, deadly and rivalry mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Caesar: Hell Up in Harlem (1973), Across 110th Street (1972), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Street Fighters (1982), Hot Boyz (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, grizzly bear, racism, drug dealing, urban, society, chase, rivalry, injustice, clergy, downfall ...
Time: 70s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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95%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crimes, crime, soul music, social decay, dishonesty, law enforcement, urban, society, graphic violence, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, tough heroes, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, injustice, vigilantism, factory, vengeance, psychopath, social decay, prison, gangsters, drug dealing, rape, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, social decay, police investigation, police corruption, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bucktown (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, prostitute, small town, betrayal, bar, interracial relations, redneck, brother, nightclub, deadly, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, murder, violence, heroes, profanity, gang violence, drive by shooting, hand to hand combat, gunfight, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, bandit, blood, crimes, crime, psychopath, gambling, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, chase, violence, drug dealing, gang, crimes, track down, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 129K
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: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, vengeance, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, puerto rican, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, blind ambition, interracial relations, crime, gang, tough heroes, tragic hero, drug dealing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crime, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, deadly, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 96K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police investigation, pedophile, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crimes, crime, racism, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, police detective, racism, crime, crimes, police corruption, lone wolves, violence spree, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, danger, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, police detective, betrayal, dishonesty, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, battle zone, murder, rivalry, assassination, crime, gangsters, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gang, racism, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance, crime gone awry, vigilantism, dishonesty, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Coffy (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, vigilante, cocaine, pimp, prostitute, social decay, vengeance, drug abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, crimes, wall street, drug dealing, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, miami, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 389
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: soldier, vengeance, police corruption, downfall, vigilantism, law enforcement, murder, homecoming, drug dealing, gang, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, chase, police corruption, betrayal, on the run, prostitute, black panthers, manhunt, opposites attract, life is a bitch, vengeance, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, psychopath, police investigation, brooklyn new york city, vengeance, crime, crimes, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
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Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, soldier, betrayal, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, switzerland, india, mumbai india, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, criminal heroes, rise and fall, journalism, society, vengeance, life is a bitch, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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