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: neo noir, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, cult film, cult movie cast
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough guy, mafia, violence, criminal, power, gang war, martial arts, exploitation, racism, police corruption, gang, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, society, drug dealing, law enforcement, downfall, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, violence spree, tough heroes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1972, year 1965, 1950s
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, murder, vengeance, deadly, gunfight 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), Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005). 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: neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, exploitation, african american, kidnapping, grizzly bear, police corruption, violence spree, city life, vengeance, racism, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: neo noir, sexy, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, racism, murder, mafia, brutality, police investigation, police corruption, police, organized crime, robbery, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, gunfight, rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, violence spree, crimes, vengeance, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, revenge, gangsters, vigilante, jail, police, rape, murder, home invasion, sex crime, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, gang, mafia, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, tragic hero, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 1K
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: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redneck, exploitation, martial arts, brother, betrayal, prostitute, small town, nightclub, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, frame up, racism, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, reflective, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vigilante, gang, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, culture clash, hospital, martial arts, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sexy, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, murder, chase, private detective, police investigation, gang, crimes, gangsters, exploitation, investigation, racism, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, africa, harlem, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
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, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, crimes, gang, drug dealing, tough heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 12K
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, dramatic, entertaining, splatter, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crimes, violence, betrayal, death, corruption, gunfight, african american, great depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, california, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, gang, racism, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over, criminal heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, hitman, police investigation, vengeance, assassin, tough heroes, dishonesty, police detective, betrayal, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman with a gun, battle zone, vengeance, police corruption, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, gangsters, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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 ⇓
44%
 6.8
 11K
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: sexy, twists and turns, erotic, slasher, affectionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vigilante, revenge, addiction, vigilantism, violence, drug addiction, exploitation, vengeance, heroin, police corruption, women ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
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, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, murder, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writers, police detective, psychopath, heist, gangsters, writer's life, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 100K
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, twist ending, suspense, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child abuse, gunfight, gangsters, mafia, violent, undercover agent, police investigation, racism, police corruption, crimes, mob boss, pedophile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: racism, on the run, manhunt, police corruption, chase, betrayal, prostitute, vengeance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, sex with a minor, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, murder, crimes, organized crime, gang war, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
 7.1
 12K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bloody, neo noir, brutal, bleak, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, violence, police corruption, hitman, yakuza, drug dealer, crimes, vigilante, mafia, criminal, corrupt cop, crime boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, buddy movie, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, aikido, vigilante, gangsters, revenge, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, dark hero, corruption, mafia, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 98
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 15K
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, suspenseful, rough, neo noir, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rivalry, crime boss, gang war, criminal underworld, gang, criminal syndicate, criminal heroes, love and romance, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, hong kong, kenya, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 35K
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: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, brutality, revenge, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.0
 199
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%