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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
 7.9
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Original name: Bound by Honor
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, drug abuse, gang war, prison gang, violence spree, drug addiction, destiny, survival, corruption, police shootout, friendship, heroin, grudge, life is a bitch, prison life, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, racism, ghetto, latinos, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas, colombia, beverly hills, ecuador ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and interesting films with plots about crimes, gang, murder, gangsters, drugs, violence and brutality mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Blood In, Blood Out: Boyz n the Hood (1991), South Central (1992), New Jack City (1991), City of God (2002), Shot Caller (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, ghetto, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, coming of age, gang war, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, photographer, organized crime, street gang, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison gang, skinhead, gang, criminal, prisoner, prison life, criminal heroes, tattoo, organized crime, estranged father, prison violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rape, neo nazi, nazism, racial slur, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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100%
 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 ⇓
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True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, investigation, conspiracy, prison, courtroom drama, idealism, korean american, mentor protege relationship, idealist, miscarriage of justice, framed for murder ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.4
 19K
Havoc (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, rough, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, sex with a stranger, gangsters, crimes, sex scene, gang, teenager, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
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Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 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: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, bully, slum, friendship, street life, urban ghetto life, murder, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
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100%
 6.9
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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, psychological, gloomy, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, high school, drug abuse, death, violence, serial killer, small town, police, strangulation, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: factual, suspense, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 80s, year 1981, 20th century, year 1995 ...
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Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, suspense, factual, harsh, serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
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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 ...
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 4.7
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El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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36%
 7.7
 122K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, political, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, crimes, coming of age, neo nazi, xenophobia, vandalism, social problems, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, northern england, europe, woodstock, britain
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100%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, urban ghetto life, friendship, gangsters, street kid, violence, loss of friend, foul language, depression, anger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Down Time (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, serious, cult film
Plot: prison, jail, prison gang, power, racism, gang, police, revenge, murder, drug addict, grudge, heroin ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenager, unlikely friendships, poverty, urban ghetto, drug dealing, gang member, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, latin, mafia, neighborhood, street kid, coming of age, teenager, employer employee relationship, gang member, machismo, gang war ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
 5.5
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Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug addiction, gang rape, drug dealer, gang violence, rape victim, poverty, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 8.7
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 49K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal, mafia, gang, power, character study, debt, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 259K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, depressing, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, cocaine, friendship, drug use, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, southern california ...
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The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, heist, crime gone awry, gang, law enforcement, addiction, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, psychological, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: prison, warden, heist, murder, friendship, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, bank robbery, jail ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
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Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, gangsters, gambling, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, greed, betrayal, fbi, italian mafia ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, costa rica, kansas city ...
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