Movies like Boogie Boy

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Boogie Boy (1998)
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Boogie Boy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prison, crimes, heist, drug abuse, best friends, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, addiction, on the run, starting over, frame up, hopes, human nature, urban, chases and races, rehabilitation, introspection, gays and lesbians, city life, crime gone awry, reunion, lovers reunited, going straight, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, detroit

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Most similar movies to Boogie Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, drug dealing and gangsters mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Boogie Boy: Sugar Hill (1993), Godmoney (1999), Sunset Heat (1992), The Box (2003), Splinter (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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95%
 4.4
 176
Godmoney (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A streetwise young man leaves his sordid past behind, moving from New York to the Los Angeles suburbs to start a simple, honest life. When he meets a small-time drug dealer with insatiable ambition, his past returns to haunt him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: crimes, going straight, crime, youth, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, hopes, drug dealing, addiction, starting over, bus, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, southern california
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93%
 4.6
 390
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, motorcycle, beach, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, deadly, betrayal, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 438
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, starting over, love affair, woman in danger, couples, hopes, crimes, love and romance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, serial killer, deadly, witnessing a crime, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, neo noir, dishonesty, on the run, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: amateur detective, reluctant partners, blind ambition, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, gangsters, rivalry, crime, criminal's revenge, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: warden, parole officer, gas station, family life, store, escape, profanity, gangsters, chases and races, hopes, on the run, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 1K
Sugarhouse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom is a middle-class city boy whose life has reached breaking point. he thinks D - a young desperate drug addict can give him what he needs. But what D’s offering comes with more than just a price tag…. Tom is completely out of his depth when ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, master criminal, gangsters, drug abuse, love affair, collision, psychopath, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, on the run, drug dealing, heroin addict, murder, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes, best friends, gang, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 9K
Ca$h (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: couples, chases and races, manipulations, escapades, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, heist, financial problem, money, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, femme fatale, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, filmmaking, strip club, girl in bra and panties, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 1K
Running Time (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ex-con who sets out to rob the prison ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, real time, buddies, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, partners, master criminal, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 2K
Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, crime, double agent, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Killers Edge (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop teams up with an FBI agent to track down a counterfeiter.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, counterfeiter, fbi, battle zone, friendship, betrayal, confined, special agents, rivalry, dishonesty, forgery, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 35K
Pusher (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealing, robbery, drug dealer, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, gangsters, disorder, race against time, nothing goes right, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.3
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Columbus Day (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, heist, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, gangsters, murder, urban, friends, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, stoners, kids in trouble, friends, thirtysomething life, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, urban, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, losing-it hero, fighting crime, life is a bitch, social decay, vengeance, crimes, deadly, society, crime, disability, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, neo noir, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, law enforcement, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 273
Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, power relations, family relations, disorder, estrangement, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, siblings relations, on the run, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: starting over, ambition, going straight, crimes, lifestyle, hopes, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, rivalry, crime gone awry, deadly, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, lovers on the run, heist, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, best friends, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 66K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, race against time, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.6
 1K
Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, inner city, city life, social misfits, drug dealing, youth, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%